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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

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Sony to extend SmartWatch line with a variety of models and price ranges?

Sony is apparently planning to extend the SmartWatch family with more models and is already looking for suppliers in Taiwan for the product, says Digitimes.<p>Whenever we cite Digitimes, we have to offer this caveat – the Taiwanese publication got a lot of things right over the years, but they messed …

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Chips and white bread trigger cravings in the brain

Foods like white bread and potatoes trigger the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction, a new study has found.<p>It may explain why it can be so hard to stop nibbling on breadsticks and chips.<p>Researchers used scanning technology to watch brain activity in volunteers during the four hour …

Your Guide To Agency Name Pronunciations And Origins

Have you ever looked at some of the alphabet-soup names of creative agencies and wondered whether one was meant to be read as an acronym or a string of letters? Well, if so, this short video is not the best way to figure it out.<p>“The Agency Pronunciation Guide” is a one-joke video, sure, but it’s a …

Will Google (And The US Government) Permit Google Glass To Recognize Faces On Sight?

"Okay, Glass. Who's that?"<p>TechCrunch has a nice look at a new API from Lambda Labs, an "early-stage startup" (meaning, brand-new) from San Francisco, that's causing a bit of consternation. Lambda Labs makes a facial recognition API, which you can actually try out here in your browser. But now …

Hay Festival 2013: Leading neuroscientist warns against 'smart drugs'

Professor of Neuroscience Barbara Sahakian warned against 'smart drugs' in an enthralling talk about the brain and decision-making at Hay Festival.<p>Barbara Sahakian has warned about the dangers of buying cognitive-enhancing medicine - the so-called 'smart drugs - from the internet. Talking at the …

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Baby sham? Can trying alcohol during puberty lead to addiction?

"People who have their first taste of alcohol during puberty are more likely to become addicted," says a recent headline in the Daily Mail. But is …

Can Eyewitnesses Create Memories?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Scott Fraser's TEDTalk</b><p>Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser studies how we remember crimes. He describes a deadly shooting and explains how eyewitnesses can create memories that they haven't seen. Why? Because the brain is always trying to fill in …

Can cinnamon prevent Alzheimer’s tangles?

<b>UC SANTA BARBARA (US) —</b> Two compounds found in cinnamon may delay the onset of—or even ward off—the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>New research shows …

Forbes Most Powerful Women 2013: The rise of the female super geek

As one in six women on the Forbes power list comes from tech, Louisa Peacock suggests you no longer have to be part of society's elite to be one of the most influential.<p>Where are the women in tech? Right here, says Forbes, whose <b>annual power list</b> is published today. For the second year running, …

Headset Zaps Video Gamers' Brains For Better Reflexes

For when you just HAVE to beat everyone at Call of Duty.<p>Foc.us is a company that makes headsets for gamers. Those headsets, starting to ship in July, send electricity through your brain. This is their pitch:<p>Overclock your brain using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to increase the …

Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It

Antibacterial clays can kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli and MRSA, researchers found.<p>The colloquial medical advice "rub some dirt in it" appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in …

Getting Clean on Addiction Medicine & Policy

A couple of weeks ago, the <i>New York Times Review of Books</i> reviewed David Sheff’s new book <i>Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest</i> …