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How Brains See Music as Language

A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.<p>For the better part of the past decade, Mark Kirby has been pouring drinks and booking gigs at the 55 Bar in New York City's Greenwich Village.<p>The cozy dive bar is a neighborhood staple for live jazz that …

This is your brain on music

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you are rocking out to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in your car or reading with Bach in your bedroom, music has a special ability to pump us up or calm us down.<p>Scientists are still trying to figure out what's going on in our brains when we listen to music and how it produces such potent …

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

Gratitude Physically Changes Your Brain, New Study Says

New research reveals the biology of why gratitude is such a powerful happiness booster.<p>Fad diets aside, we all know the basic formula for greater physical health -- eat less junk and exercise more. The same can be said for greater happiness. Sure, mental health is hugely complex, but the research …

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Driver stopped with sheep in car tells police 'I was taking it to McDonald's'

A motorist in North Yorkshire who was travelling with a sheep in his boot tells police he was taking it out for a meal<p>Police who stopped a motorist were stunned to discover a sheep in the boot of the car – which the driver claimed he had taken to McDonald’s for treat.<p>The incident occurred in North …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

Tortoise, 90, gets wheels for legs after rat attack

Mrs T's owners glue wheels from model aircraft onto her shell after rat chews off two front legs while she was hibernating in Pembroke, West Wales<p>A 90-year-old tortoise is going twice its normal speed after being fitted with a set of wheels.<p>The animal, called Mrs T, was facing a grim future after a …

Penguins use poo to melt snow

Call it landscaping the penguin way: time-lapse footage from a colony of Antarctic Gentoo penguins appears to show the birds using their feces to melt snow in their breeding grounds. The images — captured by the University of Oxford's Penguin Watch initiative — show the snow piling up before the …

Can’t focus? Maybe you’re a creative genius.

No bolt of lightning, no voice from the heavens, not even a lightbulb dangling overhead -- for years scientists have been searching for the source of creativity, having discarded the myths and memes of the past.<p>Now scientists at Northwestern have announced they've found the first physiological …

Science Reveals How Music Can Benefit Your Brain

We all love music. Sometimes all it takes is one song to completely alter our mood and prepare us for the day ahead. But how does it actually do …

Man finds whole potato in packet of crisps

An Aldi customer was rather taken aback when he opened his packet of crisps to find a single, whole potato<p>A customer of discount supermarket chain Aldi had quite the surprise when he opened a packet of crisps.<p>Richard Bootman, 25, ripped open a packet of Snackrite steak and onion crisps only to find …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Chameleon's colour magic revealed

Scientists discover chameleons have nanocrystals in their skin that means they can change colour<p>Chameleons use tiny crystals in their skin to change colour, scientists have discovered.<p>In a groundbreaking study that fundamentally alters our understanding of the <b>lizard’s ability to switch hue</b>, …

Saying 'ow' really can ease pain

Scientists saying 'ow' and being vocal does help us tolerate pain.<p>From birth, we instinctively yelp whenever we are hurt.<p>Now, scientists say there is a reason behind our spontaneous groans as being vocal helps us tolerate pain.<p>In a study, 56 people were asked to immerse their hands in painfully …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

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Wonderfully Creepy Winking Coffee Face

Today I needed a GIF to test out posting on Ello. Of course the first place I checked was Giphy and came across this wonderfully creepy winking …

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20 Amazing Apps For Getting The Most Out Of iOS 8

While iOS 8 doesn't <i>look</i> radically different, Apple's new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile games to gaining access to your favorite apps with just a swipe, there's no doubt that iOS 8 has …

Halfords Lorry With The Words "We Fit" On The Back Gets Stuck Under Bridge

Well this is embarrassing.<p>As a result train services crossing the bridge were temporarily halted.<p>We would like to apologise for any delays and inconvenience caused to road and train travellers and will be working with the authorities to carry out a full investigation.

Scientists Capture The Sound Of A Single Atom, And Apparently It's A 'D-Note'

What does an atom sound like? Apparently it's a "D-note."<p>That's according to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, who have revealed in a new study that they've captured the sound of a single atom.<p>"We have opened a new door into the quantum world by talking and …

18 Local News Stories That Could Only Happen In A Small Town

Every day is a slow news day when you're from a small town.

Russian Cosmonauts Report Sea Plankton On The Outside Of The ISS

NASA has not confirmed the findings.<p>Cosmonauts have apparently discovered plankton and other microorganisms on the outside of the International Space Station’s windows, according to an announcement from a Russian official. NASA has not yet confirmed or denied the findings.<p>"As far as we're …

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

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