Ashley Chafin

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Intelligence linked to ability to ignore distractions

<b>People with higher IQs are slow to detect large background movements because their brains filter out non-essential information, say US researchers.</b><p>Instead, they are good at detecting small moving objects.<p>The findings come in a study of 53 people given a simple, visual test in Current Biology.<p>The …

The Brain

Brain overload explains missing childhood memories

Scientists -- and parents -- have long wondered why we don’t remember anything that happened before age 3. As all parents know, no matter how momentous an event is in a toddler’s life, the memory soon drifts away and within months there isn’t even a wisp of it left.<p>Now a new study shows that …

Top 5 Fitness Moves That Prove You're in Top Shape

The following compound movements are incredibly challenging. These specific exercises require a combination of strength, flexibility, balance and, in some cases, a bit of endurance. While these aren't exactly beginner moves, they can definitely highlight where your fitness regimen may be lacking. …

Workouts

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World Health Organization says it will investigate patent on deadly Saudi Arabian virus

Dutch scientists are facing criticism from international health officials for filing a patent on one strain of a deadly Middle Eastern virus, and now the World Health Organization has said it will investigate the matter. "No intellectual property should stand in the way of protecting your people," …

If your brain were a computer, how much storage space would it have?

The comparison between the human brain and a computer is not a perfect one, but it does lend itself to some interesting lines of inquiry. For …

TV shows

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an <b>atom’s electron orbital</b> — <i>an atom's actual wave function</i>! To capture the image, …

America: Where the Poor Don't Get Holidays Off

Vacation inequality, it turns out, is an actual problem in the United States.<p>The funny thing about national holidays in the United States is that they're not really <i>national</i> holidays. Unlike the rest of the developed world, we don't guarantee every worker paid time off. Not for summer vacations. Not …

As More Alzheimer's Drugs Fail, Researchers Find Hope In Vitamins And Spice

As more problems arise with pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, two new studies suggest that compounds in cinnamon and vitamins B12, B6, and folate may offer some protection against the disease that presently affects some 5 million people in the U.S. Just today a new study in <i>Science</i> …

America's Top Colleges Have A Rich-Kid Problem

In case you ever wondered just how much wealthy students dominate America's top colleges, here's a nice illustration from a new report by the Century Foundation.<p>At the most selective schools in the country,* 70 percent of students come from the wealthiest quarter of U.S. families.<p>Just 14 percent …

College & University

The K-Pop Plastic Surgery Obsession

Inspired by pop stars and encouraged by culture that equates success with physical beauty, the "self-racism subtext" of buying an ideal Korean face<p>When 17-year-old Hailey Kim looks in the mirror, she doesn't see a pretty person. Her face is too round, she thinks; her lips too thin, her nose not …