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Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study

A landmark study exploring a little-researched area of the hippocampus made an unexpected discovery about how memory is retrieved. The scientists …

The protein that can make your heart think you exercise

Although it's usually used as a compliment, having a big heart can be a good thing or a bad thing. When it needs to pump more blood, the heart can …

Medical Research

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The reason we sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours - our brains actually change states when we sleep …

Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have discovered that an enzyme helps brain tumors to grow. This finding …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Apps

PSA: This Google Doc scam is spreading fast and will email everyone you know

A new Google Docs phishing scam just reared its head a few hours ago, and it’s spreading like wildfire. Google appears to be taking action to stop it, but in the meantime: be super, super wary of Google Doc invites for now. If you fall for this one (and plenty of otherwise eagle-eyed people have …

Here’s What Happens To Your Brain Under Anesthesia

If you’ve ever had surgery, your anesthesiologist has likely told you to count back from 100. You don’t get too far before you’ve drifted off. Hours …

How to Fix Drywall Patch Marks Showing Through Paint | Home Guides | SF Gate

Drywall is a common material for interior walls and ceilings in buildings and homes. While you can dress the material with a variety of textures and finishes, it is susceptible to dings, dents and scratches and even peeling tape covering the joints. Just painting over an improperly-patched blemish …

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Let’s settle this in space. Picture: Disney<p>Welcome back.<p>1. <b>Markets.</b> US stocks had their biggest day since March 1 while European markets were closed, …

Mark Hamill

Learning to distinguish “fear” from “fear of fear” is key to leading a happy life

There’s one piece of advice that’s always stuck with me: “The only way to not be scared of being punched in the face is being punched in the face.” This is quite true, as I learned after receiving the first (and only) punch in my life. Late one night, I inadvertently bumped into someone outside a …

German Philosophy

'Good' cholesterol levels reduced with high air pollution exposure

A wealth of studies have suggested a link between exposure to air pollution and a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that …

Medical Research

Are heartburn medicines linked to a serious gut infection?

The pills you take to control heartburn and suppress stomach acid may be linked to increased risk of a serious gut infection. A study published late last month in JAMA Internal Medicine reports that people who take commonly used prescription and over-the-counter indigestion medicines such as …

Marijuana Lube: Recipes, reviews, benefits, where it's for sale and what to look for

With 63 million Americans now living in states where recreational marijuana is legal, the weed industry is churning out countless new products for …

Suspended – Medium

Cure For HIV, AIDS Found? Scientists Discover 'Holy Grail' Biomarker Capable Of Eliminating Virus Reservoirs

A medical research breakthrough at the Institut de Génétique Humaine in France may have brought the international scientific community one step …

Here's when the RBA thinks wages in Australia will eventually start rising again

Photo:Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.<p>If there’s one thing that Australians have become used to, reluctantly, over recent years is …

Economics

Why did humans evolve big brains? We don’t know, but math can help

Math may solve why people are such eggheads. A new model published Thursday in PLOS Computational Biology mathematically illustrates what led to the …

How to Get the Brain to Like Art

SALEM, Mass. — A few years ago, Bevil Conway, then a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, got an interesting request: Could he give a lecture to the curators and other staff at the Peabody Essex Museum, the art and culture museum here?<p>So Mr. Conway gathered his slides and started from the …

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

The Brain

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

You can train your brain to be funnier, study suggests

Seasoned comedians use a different part of their brains than inexperienced jokesters — and cracks that come from this part of the brain are actually …

The Brain

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Meditation

Design Resin Table with Rare Wood Inside

The Italian interior design firm Riva 1920 and the architect Renzo Piano gathered their savoir-faire to create a table with a meticulous aspect, …

Furniture

What the 7 Types of Poop Say About Your Health

Trying to deduce what your deuce means shouldn’t be rocket science — just gastroenterology. Researchers at the University of Bristol devised a visual reference called the Bristol Stool Scale that ranks your poop from 1-7, each of which says something different about the state of your digestive …

Challenge Yourself With Some Simple DIY Storage Ideas

A well-organized home is also a comfortable one. Having enough storage for everything offers a really nice sense of accomplishment and only in time …

House Design

3 Sneaky Habits That Slow Your Metabolism Down (and How to Change Them)

Exercise and dietary "quick fixes" might seem enticing, but in the long-run, they could wreak havoc with your metabolism. Lyn-Genet Recitas, …

Wellness

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

11 changes to make right now to fight Alzheimer's disease | NOLA.com

For many, the holiday season means time spent with family and friends --- some of whom we see only occasionally. While it's time we treasure, this …

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …