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Five ways your brain is fooling you, courtesy of neuroscientist Dean Burnett

You’ve probably found yourself in situations where you felt like either your memory or your perception was somehow distorted. Maybe you’d confess to …

What a Woman's Brain Looks Like When She Orgasms

You know how it feels like a little explosion happens in your brain when you orgasm? Well, that <i>is</i> kind of what's happening up there. A video recently dug up by IFL Science shows an fMRI scan of a woman in the throes of passion, and it's pretty much what you'd expect: bright colors …

Scientists Are Close To Finding An Anti-Ageing Drug For Humans

Those looking for the fountain of youth may soon need to stop looking.<p>Joint researchers across Washington University in St. Louis and Keio University …

Why This Congresswoman Thinks Kids Will Lead The Food Waste Revolution

Rep. Chellie Pingree is heading the legislative fight against food waste.<p>For the congresswoman leading the fight for better laws around food waste, using up leftovers was just a way of life.<p>“I come from New England, home of Yankee thrift,” Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) told The Huffington Post. …

Tax on junk food reduced consumption in Mexico, study finds

Mexico's 8 percent tax on high-calorie snacks has been successful in reducing junk food purchases, but only by a small amount and only among poor and middle-class households, a study said Tuesday.<p>The report published in the online journal PLOS-Medicine showed an average reduction of 5.1 percent in …

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Patients

For the millions of Americans living in food deserts, plucking a peach off of a tree isn’t really an option.<p>Fruits are good for you. Vegetables are good for you. Eat them five to nine times per day and you won't get sick. Ever.<p>OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the reality is that …

Agriculture

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Biology

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes banned for two years

Embattled biotech company Theranos says that federal regulators have revoked the license of its California blood-testing facility and banned founder Elizabeth Holmes from owning or operating a laboratory for two years.<p>Theranos said it was notified of the sanctions by the Centers for Medicare and …

A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline

Something strange is going on in medicine. Major diseases, like colon cancer, dementia and heart disease, are waning in wealthy countries, and improved diagnosis and treatment cannot fully explain it.<p>Scientists marvel at this good news, a medical mystery of the best sort and one that is often …

Medicine

The holiday for your 'second brain' – which might just change your life

Sitting on the terrace of Cugó Gran, a 19th-century farmhouse on Menorca, now more palatial pad than rustic retreat, with the afternoon sun basting the honeyed stone in a syrupy glow, the conversation turns to stools. If you come on a Gut Retreat, there’s no shying away from it – you’re going to …

Weed Could Be Key in Curing Alzheimer's Disease, So Should Drug Classification of Marijuana Change?

In news that might be counterintuitive to the common experience of how weed affects memory, researchers have shown that marijuana could have …

Parkinson's Disease biomarker found in patient urine samples

Stored samples of urine and cerebral-spinal fluid from patients with Parkinson's disease hold a brand-new type of biomarker -- a phosphorylated …

Parkinson's Disease

The Label On Your Meat Package Just Changed—Here’s Why You Should Care

Pay close attention to how you’re cooking these cuts<p>You’re familiar with the “organic” and “grass-fed” labels on your meat, but this new one might give you pause: mechanically tenderized.<p>Since May, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has required beef that has been mechanically …

Cooking

Six simple recipes from a Korean kitchen

Korean food and drink,Food & drink,Life and style,The Observer,Recipes,Features<p>From pan-fried mackerel to a speedy cucumber kimchi, try these delicious dishes by Jordan Bourke and Rejina Pyo

Korean Food

How boomers and Gen Z are changing food

Boomers have driven the fresh, less processed movement, while Gen Z is driving the ethnic cuisine trend.<p>NEW YORK — Baby boomers and Generation Z have …

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

Methylene blue shows promise for improving short-term memory: Study in humans

A single oral dose of methylene blue results in an increased MRI-based response in brain areas that control short-term memory and attention, …

Short-Term Memory

Chipotle's menu, as curated by a nutritionist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Considering that so many Americans consume a large percentage of meals outside the home, how do you reach nutrition goals with so many options? We've done the legwork for you at the most popular fast food chains.<p>Chipotle will give you your fill of Mexican food, but because you have free …

Researchers Have Developed a Formula to Explain Why Some People Are Such Jerks

You can only blame so much on genes.<p>It's a question we've wondered about for years: how much of our character is down to our built-in genes and how …

Biology

5 Delicious Vegetable Grill Ideas That Will Make You Forget About Meat

When mulling over meatless options for the long season of outdoor grilling, it might seem strange to poll an Argentinian. After all, in that South American nation, land of gauchos and steer, it’s not uncommon to roast an entire cow for a 200-person wedding, or, say, a visiting prime minister of …

VIDEO: What You Eat Changes How You Think

Watch to learn how diet affects the brain.<p>It's no secret that what you eat affects your body. But as a new video produced by TED-Ed points out, diet …

The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn’t see

Silicon Valley is justifiably seen as the geographical center of digital innovation. From Google and Facebook to Uber and Netflix, the Valley is home to many global technology leaders. However, when searching for the next big startup, the time has come to look beyond Silicon Valley.<p><b>The …

Does Your Face Tell Anything About Your Personality?

We're often told to not to judge a book by it's cover. Yet this fascinating scientific evidence links facial features to personality types!

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle | Poliquin Article

These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein synthesis, helping you build muscle in conjunction with a …