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8 Secrets to Eating Like a French Person

Ah, to be an eater in France: the cheese, the baguettes, the wine, the <i>petit fours</i>. Our chicken nuggets pale in comparison.<p>So does our health. While …

Nutrition

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

A Slow Cooker For A Generation Raised On The Food Network

The crock pot, a fixture of American cooking since the 1950s, gets an upgrade for today’s culinary tastes.<p>Before sous vide machines migrated from fine dining to domestic domains, before Keurigs and “The Keurig of Xs” began cluttering countertops, and before we started pulverizing food into a …

Slow Cookers

The Reality of Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

The Brain

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The creation of god, part 2

How the creations escaped the creator.<p>This is a three-part series on the creation of god. If you have not seen part one yet, give it a try.<p>Blind …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sci-Fi Vlog Tells an Anatomically Strange Story of Body Parts

Filmmaker and visual artist Floris Kaayk explores science fiction as online storytelling in 'The Modular Body.'<p>Thanks to Hollywood and the publishing industry, science fiction has for the last several years been diluted into some very tired dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and cyberpunk tropes. In a …

Science Fiction

How Bad Is It to Fall Asleep on a Full Stomach?

Is it the amount of food you need to be careful of while eating late at night, or the actual time? Experts say to be mindful of both.<p>Late dinner? Too much Netflix and chilling—and snacking—before bed?<p>We've all heard that nighttime noshing is a bad idea. In part because it can wreck your sleep and, …

Nutrition

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

Essential Oils

Can a Vaccine Cure Heroin Addiction?

Vaccines that make it impossible for addicts to get high could be hugely helpful in stopping the opiate epidemic.<p>Every time heroin addicts shoot up, …

DNA results are in: Early humans and Neanderthals made babies together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been as lucky as our human ancestors in the long run, but that doesn't mean the two subspecies didn't <i>get</i> lucky.<p>Scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens -- that's us -- made more babies with archaic humanlike species than initially thought. That sexual history …

Anthropology

APS Film: From Analog to Digital

Many DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras have what’s called an APS-C sensor inside. The idea of an APS-C sensor is comparable to the 35mm full frame (35mm …

Alzheimer’s may have been transmitted via injections, researchers say

Other scientists say more evidence is necessary<p>During the autopsies of eight people with a rare brain disease, doctors found something unexpected: evidence of Alzheimer's disease-like changes in the brains of six of those patients. That's especially odd, since the people were between ages 36 and 51 …

Dementia

The Science Behind Vampires: How Blood May Keep You Young.

By year’s end, we may learn whether injecting old people with blood from young people can improve their memory and even reduce the symptoms of …

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

How Cannibals Might Cure Degenerative Brain Diseases

The Kore tribe in Papua New Guinea ate its dead during a prion epidemic called kuru. Eventually, many of the cannibals developed a resistance to kuru altogether.<p>Prion diseases are terrifying. A rare, yet aggressive and mostly fatal class of neurodegenerative maladies popularized by bovine …

Papua New Guinea

Poisonous plants to look out for in your garden - Telegraph

9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Flowering Vines and Climbers

Short of standing in front of the house with a plate of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven, there is no more welcoming way to greet visitors …

World Calendar: Must-Attend May Events

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May:</b><p>Got itchy feet? Grab your walking shoes and head to southern Spain for one of the world’s most famous pilgrimages: <b>Romería de El Rocío</b> (May 24). Each year, on the seventh weekend …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

The human armpit has a lot to offer bacteria. It's moist, it's warm, and it's usually dark.<p>But when the bacteria show up, they can make a stink. That's because when some kinds of bacteria encounter sweat they produce smelly compounds, transforming the armpit from a neutral oasis to the mothership …

Microbiology

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 3 - Telegraph