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Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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Books

21 Interesting Apps To Train Your Brain

From better memory to improved focus, and less stress to productivity, we found 21 interesting apps to help you train your brain.

Embryology Overview

This is a very general overview of embryology for 1st year medical school anatomy (in Cambridge) describing what becomes what.

Bacteria in a bottle? AOBiome offers ways to stay clean without traditional soap

The instructions on the bottle are simple enough: Shake before use. Mist twice daily as needed.<p>But the science behind the $49 spray solution from the …

Climate change may knock seafood off the menu

<b>Researchers warn of a serious threat to fish, mussels and other marine species as carbon dioxide acidifies the world’s waters and increases</b> …

Indian currency notes harbour antibiotic-resistant genes: study

<b>New Delhi:</b> Currency notes, one of the most commonly exchanged objects, are known to harbour disease-causing microbes. Now, a group of Indian …

Biology

Extra set of guanines in DNA may function like 'spare' to help prevent cancers from developing

DNA

13 Types of Sex Everyone Should Have at Least Once

And maybe a dozen more times. Or never again.<p>Throughout your life, you're probably going to have a lot of different types of sex. There will likely be Nicolas Sparks-worthy passion, a few regrettable decisions, experiments that don't turn out as planned, and all of the good, bad, and ugly in …

How to Fix an Oily Face

<i>Image: Think Stock</i><p><b>Burning Beauty Question: How do you keep shine in-check throughout the day, without removing makeup by using a blotting paper? – Avi</b><p>…

Want to learn French? You’ll have to get used to the speaking tics

It always takes me several days to find my bearings when I come back to France, but once I’m fully immersed, deep into the culture again, I can’t …

Language Learning

How to Be Mindful in the Real World

When it comes to improving our well-being, most of us think about the exercise we should be doing, the foods we should be eating and the sleep we should be getting, but have you thought about how your brain might be able to help cultivate enduring well-being?<p>"The circuits in the brain associated …

8 Lessons We Can Learn From The Dalai Lama On His 80th Birthday

In his lifetime, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has become the quintessential example of what it means to live each day with the utmost compassion. He is able to look at the world -- and all of the individuals it encompasses -- without filters or biases, and wholeheartedly believe in a communal …

Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say

Tests of human intelligence show that even as IQ, the measure of our analytical thinking skills, appears to be on the rise, our more expansive, creative thinking skills may be on the wane as our hyper-busy world promotes more narrow, analytical thought. Neuroscientist John Kounios, a professor of …