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Mind games

During the 2004 presidential elections in the US, a team of clinical psychologists decided to carry out a study of the human brain. For years …

George W. Bush

'Fortress' Delhi Gets Ready for Barack Obama's Visit

<b>Washington, United States:</b> US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base this evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark …

Watch Jumbo Asteroid Zip Past Earth

A passing space rock should offer a rare, bright viewing treat for sky-watchers.<p>A mountain-size space rock will sail past Earth on Monday, offering stargazers a close look at an interplanetary pinball. Luckily, NASA says there is no risk of collision, but it will be a rare astronomically close …

Scientists Have Successfully Used Self-Destructing Nanobots on Living Mice

Could nanobots be the future of medicine?<p>Researchers from the University of California San Diego were recently successful in their attempt to …

San Diego

UK Professor Creates a Drunk-Reversal Pill

David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacology professor at Imperial College in London, has developed two drugs that mitigate the effects of alcohol. Drug one, named "alcosynth," is a non-toxic drink that causes one to become inebriated minus negative side effects like "hangovers, liver toxicity, aggression …

Alcohol

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

UC Irvine

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

Fish

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

'Death test' could predict chance of dying within 30 days

Health experts say a new test will prevent futile and expensive medical treatments which prolong suffering<p>A test to determine if elderly patients will die within 30 days of being admitted to hospital has been developed by doctors to give them the chance to go home or say goodbye to loved …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Stanford University

Taking Antibiotics During Travel Fosters Drug-Resistant Germs

Delhi belly. That's what my brother-in-law calls the rumble in his stomach he invariably gets on business trips to India.<p>Like many travelers, he pops a few Cipro when Dehli belly hits. That may stop the microbes causing the GI distress, but it also opens the door to another unwanted visitor: …

Medicine

Leaky Blood Vessels In The Brain May Lead To Alzheimer's

Researchers appear to have found a new risk factor for Alzheimer's disease: leaky blood vessels.<p>An MRI study of found those experiencing mild problems with thinking and memory had much leakier blood vessels in the hippocampus. "This is exactly the area of the brain that is involved with learning …

Neuroscience

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Stephen Hawking is working on a new theory of everything

Stephen Hawking is at it again: In a Facebook posting, the wheelchair-riding British physicist says he’s working on a theory of cosmic origins that …