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A new view of twisted proteins could help scientists understand Alzheimer's

A critical molecule in the neurodegenerative disease has finally been mapped.<p>A new study published this month in <i>Nature</i> marks a key milestone in Alzheimer's research. It demonstrates the first complete model of a tau filament, a protein structure found in the brain cells of Alzheimer's patients and …

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

Microbiology

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

If you brag about your relationship on Facebook, here's what that really means

Relationship posts are like birds in the wild in that they are EVERYWHERE. So, naturally, Science got its observation goggles on and decided to take …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

The university subject you choose to study reveals key information about your personality according to new research

A new review of 12 studies has found that certain personality groups coalesce around different university subjects<p>University degree courses tend to attract students with specific personality traits, according to new research.<p>For example, people who opt to study business or law tend to be 'less …

Similarities Between Eastern Western Philosophy

Since the 'discovery' of eastern philosophy by western explorers and scholars in the 18th and 19th centuries CE, there has been an arbitrary division …