Jenna Tegtmeyer

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Neuroscience

These Are The Most Expensive Things About Living In Your State

BRB, moving to Iowa or Tennessee.<p>You're not the only one wondering why the rent is too damn high.<p>A new graphic from DIY site Improvenet used Google autocomplete returns for "Why is (XYZ...) so expensive in XYZ state?" to determine what people think the most expensive products across the country …

South Dakota

How Sleep Can Heal Our Brains

“The thing about sleep that is maddening is we don’t know what it’s for,” Paul Shaw says with a hint of frustration. Rather than truly grasping the …

Neuroscience

19 Awesome Save-The-Dates For Couples Who Are Anything But Boring

Keepin' it real 😎<p>Wedding save-the-dates are the first real opportunity to get guests excited about your big day.<p>Make a strong first impression by injecting a little fun and personality into your selection. Below, 19 awesome ideas you'll totally want to steal.<p>BEFORE YOU GO<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Awesome …

The 20 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the United States

Did your best friend make the list?<p>Dog lovers, perk up your ears. The American Kennel Club just revealed the top breeds for 2015, and lots of favorite companions are back on top. Labs have been the number one pick for a quarter of a century, but there are also some surprises among the ranks. …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Audiophile

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

See Striking Photos of Harlem Street Life in the 1930s

A young girl walks down the street in Harlem, 1938.<br>Hansel Mieth—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 11<p>By the late 1930s, Harlem was a …

18 Photos of Fabulous Old Hollywood Stars on Vacation

We could all learn a thing or two from these glamorous jet setters.<p>Today's celebrities tend to favor over-the-top opulence when they take a holiday, but the stars of yesteryear took a more refined, glamorous approach to getting away.

'Passive Wi-Fi' uses 10,000 times less energy

Wi-Fi is a surprisingly brutal energy monster; as an increasing number of devices rely on constant connections to cloud services, its draw on global …

That Pricey Organic Label Might Be One Big Lie

A recent USDA survey reveals some shocking facts.<p>It's widely believed — and preached by environmental groups, activists, and healthy-eating advocates alike — that if you're looking to avoid pesticides in your food, you should buy local, organic produce whenever possible. And thus pay a premium for …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Women All Over the Internet Are Swooning Over This Handsome 1950s Soldier

That smile!<p>Back in the 1950s, Derek Schwendeman's grandfather had a million-dollar smile that was more fit for a movie star than a military recruit. And now, a photo from back then has charmed a brand-new generation of Americans.<p>Derek, who lives in Delaware, came across an old photo of his now …

Two Olympic Runners Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

<b>Amy Cragg, left, congratulates Shalane Flanagan, right, as she crosses the finish line.</b> <i>(Photo: Kelvin Kuo/AP)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>Over the long weekend, NBC aired what is essentially the Super Bowl of American running: the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Distance running is typically thought of as an …

Valley Dusting

Photos of the Day

The Internet is obsessed with this Yosemite "Firefall"

While we could wax poetic about the beauty of nature until the cows come home, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it’s as …

Seeking an edge, these brain hackers mix up risky chemical cocktails for breakfast

<i>Editor’s note: PBS NewsHour is a partner with STAT, a new national publication reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — …

Marissa Mayer

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Mobile

Scientists Say Coffee Is So Magical, It Could Even ​Prevent​ Liver Damage

Great news: The benefits of coffee are so plentiful that a new study has linked drinking two extra cups per day to a 44 percent drop in the risk of …

Diabetes

Yosemite’s Sunlit Waterfall Looks Like Glowing Lava

If conditions are right in mid-February, Yosemite’s Horsetail waterfall can gleam a brilliant orange—as if it were a “firefall.”<p>For a couple of weeks each February, a waterfall in California’s Yosemite National Park appears to be set ablaze by the setting sun, a fleeting evening spectacle known as …

National Parks

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

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 …

The Jaq charges a smartphone using hydrogen fuel cells

The Jaq smartphone charger, from Swedish startup MyFC, is trying to swap lithium-ion batteries for hydrogen fuel cells. MyFC says it's the world smallest and most powerful fuel cell charger in the world, and it lets you stay charged without ever having to touch a wall outlet.<p>Instead of plugging the …

How to Get Rid of Your Sweet Tooth

A little-discussed factor that can make dieting difficult is the issue of tolerance. Our bodies get used to a certain amount of fat, a certain amount …

Here's How To Actually Start Exercising Again

Don't be afraid.

Fitness fads that should fade in 2016

As we start the new year, it might be a good time to leave a few fitness trends, and even some staples, behind.<p>Some gadgets or workouts have been overtaken by trends that have emerged over the past few years, such as specialty studios and wearable tech. Others are just crazes whose time has …

Bodyweight Exercise

Evolution: Marine animals have grown bigger over time, study says

When it comes to evolution, bigger might really be better. A team of Stanford scientists analyzing the body sizes of marine mammals over nearly 550 million years have found that average body size has increased 150-fold.<p>The findings, published in the journal Science, provide evidence that animals …

Biology

NASA satellite image shows the frozen wasteland that currently is the United States

If you're reading this from anywhere in the United States right now, there's a pretty good chance it's cold outside. We're in the middle of a massive freeze that could last until March, the breadth of which NASA's Terra satellite just captured in the remarkable view you see above. See all that …

Global Warming

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Archaeology

Why Is the Mystery of Blast Force Brain Injury So Tough to Solve?

Author of National Geographic's February cover story discusses the ravages of traumatic brain injury from battlefield blasts.<p>"Healing Our Soldiers," the cover story of the February issue of <i>National Geographic</i>, is a searching inquiry into blast-induced traumatic brain injury—the signature injury …

The Brain