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France is Being Invaded By Giant Killer Worms

France is known for many of its cultural items, including exceptional cuisine, wine, and the Louvre. Soon, it may also be known for its arm-length, …

Purslane: Weed Or Delicacy?

Have you seen this plant in your garden? If you have, you probably have a lot of it. It’s purslane, one of the most persistent weeds in North America.

Gardening

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

You remember more of what you read out loud

It’s up to me to make this memorable. However, if I fail, you’ll want to remember this trick anyway, so start reading aloud.<p>Saying words while reading feels slightly awkward and isn’t conducive to all environments, of course, yet it’s an effective method of remembering information, according to an …

Doodling

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Kellogg School

Having trouble in remembering things? New research explains how you can improve your memory - IBTimes India

Exercise is good for the brain: New research suggests that it can improve your memory<p>There are a number of supplements available in the market which …

Postmortem Autopsy-Confirmation of Antemortem [F-18]FDDNP-PET Scans in a Football Player With Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy | Neurosurgery

Currently, only presumptive diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) can be made in living patients. We present a modality that may be …

Risky Business: The Circuits that Impact Stress-Induced Decision-Making

How does stress promote risky decision-making? Friedman et al. find that stress disrupts inhibition of striatal circuits by prefrontal cortex, …

Unlike CRISPR Knockout and RNAi Knockdown, Trim-Away Depletes Proteins Straightaway | GEN

Deprived of one of its proteins, a cell may betray the protein’s function—but not always. If the cell is deprived of the protein indirectly, at the …

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we've drank too much, suggests research

You might want to consider this before getting in to your car...<p>Ever feel sluggish after a rubbish night's sleep? This could be the tip of the …

Sleep

Brain Activity Buffers Against Worsening Anxiety

<i>Summary: It may be possible to buffer against developing depression and anxiety by boosting brain activity in areas associated with problem solving,</i> …

Neuroscience

When You Learn, Your Brain Swells with New Cells — Then It Kills Them

Every time you learn a skill, new cells burst to life in your brain. Then, one after another, those cells die off as your brain figures out which …

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why

What is going on?<p>Amid the high speed cosmic rays raining down on us from the depths of space are a handful of antimatter particles called …

The Big Stories Behind Small Seeds: This Man Wants To Save Them All

The modern farm-to-table movement has renewed interest in heirloom fruits and vegetables. But long before the trend, John Coykendall has been on a mission to preserve rare heirloom seeds and document their heritage.<p>"We lost so much over time. That's why it's so important now to save what's left," …

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

The fat molecules in the plaques that clog up our arteries and raise risk of heart attack and stroke may come from bacteria that live in our mouths …

Richard Branson to Donald Trump: The Whole World Knows Climate Change is Real

Virgin Group founder and longtime environmentalist Richard Branson, who faced two damaging hurricanes in a row from his home in the British Virgin …

To save the planet, scientists figured out how to fix cow farts

The secret to climate-friendly cattle.<p>Raising cattle contributes to global warming in a big way. The animals expel large amounts of methane when they burp and fart, a greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. U.S. beef production, in fact, roughly equals the annual emissions of 24 …

Biology

Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of …

We All Know Peas Are Nutritious, But Here's Exactly Why

That's a whole lot of protein.<p>There’s a reason your mom made you eat your peas when you were a kid.<p>This vegetable (which is actually a seed of a fruit, botanically speaking) might be small, but it turns out to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ever wonder how, exactly?<p>First off, they’re a good source of …

Healthy Eating

7 takeaways from Comey’s extraordinary testimony about what Trump told him to do

Fired FBI director James B. Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his conversations with President Trump on Russia can be summed up in one word: Newsworthy.<p>Here are seven major takeaways.<p><b>1. Comey is pretty sure Trump inappropriately interfered in the investigation — but Trump</b> …

Donald Trump

Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group

Former President Barack Obama, on a two-day visit to Chicago that began Sunday, met privately with at-risk young men on the South Side to talk about gang violence, jobs skills and employment, a spokesman said.<p>The meeting was with participants in a program created by Obama's longtime friend and …

Great Gardening: The joy of teaching kids about nature

When it comes to kids, I think that very few of us – gardeners or simply grown-ups – are really experts on how to share our love of gardening or …

What You Can Do About Climate Change

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — What can you — just one concerned person — do about global warming?<p>It may feel like a more urgent problem these days, with proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and each year warmer than the previous one.<p>You could drive a few miles fewer a year. Reduce your speed. …

Brazil's spoiled meat scandal widens worldwide

Brazil can't catch a break.<p>Several countries this week have banned imports of Brazilian meat after police raided several meat producers last Friday for allegedly doling out bribes to inspectors to certify meat that was either rotten or tainted with salmonella.<p>China, Mexico, Chile, Japan, the …

UCLA Study Shows Head Injuries Can Alter Hundreds of Genes

Examples of gene networks in the hippocampus affected by brain trauma. UCLA researchers report that the “master regulator” genes (in red) influence …