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7 Drugstore Matte Lipsticks That Could Pass for Designer

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Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

Dementia

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Consciousness

Event horizon snapshot due in 2017

<b>A network of nine radio telescopes, dotted around the globe, is set to take the first ever picture of a black hole's event horizon in 2017.</b><p>The project, called the Event Horizon Telescope, has completed most of its technical preparations as well as extensive theoretical calculations.<p>It will focus on …

Black Holes

18 things you should never put in your vagina

You’ve all heard horror stories of that one friend’s-cousin’s-classmate who put some random object inside her vagina during a heated moment and ended up in the hospital with an embarrassing story—and maybe even some serious physical damage. So what’s actually dangerous to put in there? We talked to …

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

Blocking brain inflammation 'halts Alzheimer's disease'

<b>Blocking the production of new immune cells in the brain could reduce memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.</b><p>University of Southampton researchers said their findings added weight to evidence that inflammation in the brain is what drives the disease.<p>A drug used to block the …

Dementia

25 Snape Memes In Honor Of Alan Rickman

When this article was originally published last week, it was to celebrate the 56th birthday of <i>Harry Potter</i> character Severus Snape. Today, it's to …

Black holes: Bubbles of space-time open gateway to a new universe, linked to our own

Bubbles of space-time cropped up during the early stages of our universe, eventually forming black holes that were connected to us by wormholes …

We asked a neuroscientist if Sherlock Holmes is actually a sociopath and his answer surprised us

At one point in the MASTERPIECE/PBS TV series, which is based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, policeman Philip Anderson derogatorily calls Sherlock a psychopath.<p>His dry response — <b>"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research"</b>— is …

Psychology

ASMR and 'head orgasms': what's the science behind it? | Pete Etchells

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is the technical term for what some call ‘head orgasms’, or ‘brain tingles’. But what does the research say about it?<p>Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is a curious phenomenon. Those who experience it often characterise it as a tingling sensation in …

Philip Pullman: professional writers set to become 'an endangered species'

New Society of Authors campaign joins international calls for fairer wages for writers, asking publishers to review how they treat and pay their authors<p>His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman is heading a new charge from writers demanding to be rewarded fairly for their work, as the Society of …

25 Fashion Pieces to Buy Before You Die

Fashion is fickle. But dissect a fashion girl's wardrobe and you'll notice that some things never change. The perfect trench, the basic white tee, the pair of pumps that goes with everything—these are the items that transcend trends and are integral to any well-rounded closet. Here, in no …

Clothing

The Artsy Apps That Justify Spending Time On Your Phone

These are the apps that let you paint, draw and animate wherever you are.<p>I'm the kind of person who doesn't like playing games on their iPhone. I'm not much for Candy Crush or Angry Birds or Words with Friends, and I don't play Solitaire. I know there are more sophisticated games out there too, …

Doodling

8 Pieces of Pixelated Artwork to Make Right Now

Pixel art (and we’re not talking pixel hair) can be a fun and modern way to update your wall art game, plus you can create really large pieces — even a mural — on the cheap. The idea behind pixelated art is pretty simple: Find a photo with a lot of fun colors, blow it up until it’s totally …

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