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Divisions of the Brain

Forebrain, Midbrain, Hindbrain<p>The brain is a complex organ that acts as the control center of the body. As a component of the central nervous system, …

Neurology

Reality is not what it seems: the science behind why optical illusions mess with our minds

In February 2015, a photo posted on Tumblr went viral on a global scale and inadvertently spoke to the issue of the subjectivity of perception - and …

Scientists Have Discovered a Bacteria That's Evolved to Eat Plastic

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a bacteria that’s evolved to break down and consume PET—one of the world’s most environmentally damaging …

New Year resolution to lose weight? Ditch the fad diets, say experts

There’s more to losing weight after the festive binge than cutting calories – lifestyle, psychology and setting realistic goals are also key to success<p>After the culinary excesses of the festive season, it is no surprise that one of the most common New Year resolutions is to lose weight. And while …

Human Brains Evolved to Be More Responsive to Environmental Influences

<b>Research examines genetic influence on size and organization of human and chimpanzee brains.</b><p>Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, but what is …

1 in 45: New autism statistic suggests children with condition may have been undercounted

As many as 1 in 45 American children may have autism spectrum disorder, according to a new government study that suggests the prevalence of the condition may have been undercounted for years.<p>Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey reveal that as many as 2.24% of U.S. children have …

MRSA treatment could be transformed by new precision drug therapy

Radical combination of antibodies and antibiotics could effectively clear up ‘superbug’ infections and TB, as well as reducing harm to healthy microbes<p>A precision drug therapy that wipes out bugs that hide in the body could help clear up persistent infections that do not respond to standard …

Super Bug

25 Of The Most Beautiful Staircases That Have Ever Existed

What is it about stairs that draws us to photograph them? People have always had a fascination with steps not only because they are functionally necessary to our daily lives, but also for the unintelligible draw they have on our psyche.<p>Songs like "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin have been …