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Why are Americans so sad?

Suicide rates in the US have increased nearly 30% in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. These mind-numbing statistics were released the same week two very famous, successful and beloved people committed suicide—Kate Spade, a tremendous entrepreneur, …

Mental Health

So Your Garlic (and Onion) Grew a Sprout. Can You Still Use It? — Tips from The Kitchn

Reach for a few cloves of garlic or an onion as you're prepping dinner and you may be greeted by a little green sprout that's shot through it. It …

Onions

We know the very best time to have sex…

You climb into bed, shimmy up next to your S.O., and pucker up—only to find that they’ve already cashed in their ticket to Snoresville. If you’re in …

Indiana University

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>6 min read<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible …

The Brain

9 Natural remedies for melancholy and anger from a 9th century German nun

They may not be divinely inspired, but they sure are interesting, and may actually work.<p>St. Hildegard of Bingen — canonized and declared a Doctor of …

Women in Science

Want to Be a Better Thinker? Science Says Add This Basic Thing to Your Life

Forming one new habit and sticking with it could sharpen your cerebral skills.<p>If you want to be able to think fast on stay on your toes mentally, one of the keys may be physically spending time on your feet.<p>A new review of existing research into connections between regular exercise and thinking and …

The Brain

We're not prepared for the genetic revolution that's coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in …

Genetics

Move Over, Telomeres: There's Another Cell Part That Might Predict Lifespan

You'll remember this one from biology class.<p>Knowing when you’re going to die is a fact best left unexplored. But for better or for worse, scientists …

Biology

Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called "quantum …

Cancer Cells

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

What Is Spacetime?

Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?

Quantum Mechanics

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

The Brain

Newfound neurological mechanism explains how breathing can sharpen your focus

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a neurophysiological link between respiration and cognition, offering a fascinating anatomical …

The Truth About Introverts And Their Brain Chemistry, According To Psychology Expert

Introverts aren’t shy or lazy and they don’t necessarily suffer from social anxiety, reveals doctor of psychology Perpetua Neo.<p>Introverts are …

How walnuts benefit your gut bacteria and overall health

Walnuts have been shown to have wide-ranging health benefits — from strengthening our hearts to reducing our risk of cancer. Now, new research sheds …

Medical Research

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

A New Supplement, Basis, Could Change the Way You Age

Elysium Health’s new supplement, Basis, can help keep your body healthy into old age<p>“I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” It’s the mantra for …

What's Wrong With Growing Blobs of Brain Tissue?

These increasingly complex organoids aren't conscious—but we might not know when they cross that line.<p>Last week, Rusty Gage and colleagues at the Salk Institute announced that they had successfully transplanted lab-grown blobs of human brain tissue into mice. Gage’s team grew the blobs, known as …

University of Pennsylvania

According To Science: Unraveling the Mystery of Why We Age

A journey deep inside our DNA.<p><i>by</i><p>, Video Producer at Thrive Global<p>Produced by Thrive Global and hosted by Zoe Foulkes, <i>According To Science</i> is a show …

Science

13 Stunning New UNESCO Geoparks You Cannot Miss

If you’re looking to travel to a place that inspires a sense of wonder, these new geoparks may be the answer. A Geopark is a UNESCO-designated area …

What’s your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell

Nick Henry first experienced the symptoms of kidney disease in 2004, shortly after the 19-year-old had a severe reaction to a spider bite. "I woke up …

Immunotherapy-first cancer treatment a 'game-changer', say scientists

Cancer patients should be given thorough immunotherapy before undergoing surgery to remove dangerous tumours, a new trial suggests.<p>A study on lung cancer patients found that activating the immune system can prompt tumours into spreading friendly T-cells around the body, significantly reducing the …

Cancer

Brain never stops growing, scientists find, as elderly shown to have same number of new neurons as teens

The brain never stops growing, scientists have found in landmark discovery that could help treat degenerative diseases.<p>Previously researchers believed that the brain did not grow any new cells after childhood, which is why it is so much harder for adults to pick up new skills or learn a foreign …

The Brain

You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Research has shown that sharp reductions in the amount of food consumed can help fish, rats and monkeys live longer. But there have been very few studies in humans.<p>Now, some researchers have found that when people severely cut calories, they can slow their metabolism and possibly the aging …

Holistic Medicine

How Our Thoughts Change When We Fall Asleep

As we fall asleep, our cognitive functions begin to decline, while at the same time we become more and more immersed in an imaginative and …

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

The Brain

What This Optical Illusion Reveals About the Human Brain

You may be familiar with a 19th-century optical illusion — or, more precisely, "ambiguous image" — of a rabbit that looks like a duck that looks like …

The Brain

Masters of our DNA: designer bodies are not science fiction

Imagine a world where we can <i>design</i> the bodies we want. In this reality we can also create, and <i>recreate</i>, the plants and animals that live alongside …

Genetics

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain