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Yes, the North Pole Is Warmer Than Europe Right Now

Scientists are concerned this isn't just a freak event.<p>On Monday, a blanket of snow covered Rome, prompting snowball fights, school closures, and …

Tattooist's ‘unclean’ working conditions put clients at risk

Apprentice tattoo artist Megan Hollis has been hit with a £500 court bill – after her ‘unsafe and unclean’ working conditions put customers at risk …

Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

The federal prison service says setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs behind bars would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C.<p>A …

The 5 parts of your body where a tattoo is most likely to fade

Annoyingly, they're some of the more popular places to get inked.<p>Tattoos are <i>pretty</i> damn permanent, so you'll probably have thought long and hard before deciding where to get yours. But just to add another consideration into the mix, it turns out some parts of the body are much more likely to see …

Tattoo addict inks entire body including eyeballs, inside mouth

A man has gone to ink-redible lengths to cover his entire body in black tattoos, including his eyeballs and the inside of his lips.<p>Eli Ink, a …

Indiana lawmakers advance bill to ban eyeball tattooing

An Indiana House panel has advanced a proposal that would effectively ban the practice of eyeball tattooing.<p>The bill by Republican Sen. John Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis was approved Monday by the House Public Health committee on a 10-0 vote.<p>It would prohibit tattooists from coloring the whites of …

Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Earth's Beloved King Penguins

1.1 million breeding pairs of penguins are under threat.<p>The first step most species take to avoid the effects of rapid climate change is to change …

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

A human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its chromosomes. …

Fruits and vegetables you should never eat raw — and the ones you should

Depending on how we prepare our favourite vegetables and fruits, some can lose their nutrients if they are cooked for too long.<p>“The best methods for …

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This Important Thing in Common

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with …

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity

Time outside changes how active specific parts of the brain are, offering clearer, freer thought.<p>If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on …

DC vs. Marvel: Why the Rivalry Is Bigger than 'Justice League'

The companies' friendly rivalry has turned a bit sour as star comics writer Brian Michael Bendis defects and Warners insiders fret about its A-list …

Forgetful? Identify the 11 Risk Factors Harming Your Memory

In this excerpt from Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book, <i>Memory Rescue: Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember What Matters Most</i>, Amen …

Electroshock therapy is actually still in use—and could help treat PTSD

The treatment has changed a lot in the last few decades.<p>It’s a common misconception that electroshock therapy, portrayed in the latest season of <i>Stranger Things</i> as nearly torture, vanished from the doctor’s tool kit decades ago. But the treatment has been refined and well studied in the last few …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Can Marijuana Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Marijuana could be a game-changer for this deadly neurodegenerative disorder.<p>Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized …

Neurons are seen exploding across the brain "like fireworks" in the most detailed map ever made

Beyond teaching us more about the structure of the brain, these maps could help unlock some of the secrets of memory, taste and touch<p>You can now …

Neuroscience

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it

No gym membership necessary.<p>It’s no secret that exercise makes your heart bigger in a healthy way, helping it to pump blood more efficiently and lessening the potential for heart failure. Figuring out a way to mimic the way exercise manages to do this could be an extremely beneficial way to treat …

Exercise

Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

A small biotech behind a groundbreaking approach to tackling cancer just got its first drug approved

The FDA just approved a new drug to treat acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.<p>The drug, made by Agios Pharmaceuticals in partnership with Celgene, is called Idhifa, or enasidenib. The pill treats the cancer in people with a certain genetic mutation in the IDH2 gene.<p>The …

Cancer

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Is it better to be a young mom or an older mom?

A new study says one is better than the other, but both have benefits.<p>It's a debate as age-old as parenting itself. Is it better to have your …

The mysterious ways being bilingual changes your brain

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it …

Use This Trick to Get an Amazing Memory

A new study suggests that you don’t need natural abilities to improve your memory—just a lot of practice using a simple mnemonic device.<p><i>This article</i> …

Forget Green Juice—Science Says Drinking This Can Improve Brain Function

We're all for the juice craze when it means packing superfoods and proteins into a glass of goodness to drink ourselves to better health. But a …

Understanding the ADHD Brain

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. This means there are deficits in the ADHD brain that affect a …

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

The Brain

Is Nature Your Brain’s Miracle Medicine?

Doctors from California to South Korea believe they’ve found the key to our mental health and creativity. The catch: You have to go to a forest or …