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The key to curing Alzheimer's could be a decade’s old asthma drug after it was used to reverse dementia in mice

A new study used the medication to roll back the buildup of protein tangles in the brain<p>Researchers have successfully reversed some of the most …

Dementia

'Black Clover' Spices Things Up With This Racy Poster

<i>Black Clover</i> is no stranger to fan service as the series has before shown off plenty of skin for both male and female characters, and Yuki Tabata's …

Anime

I just acquired another skull painting by @karle_norman / it’s a good partner to the one I got a couple weeks ago (on the right). #contemporaryart #painting #art #wny #buffalo #profile #skull

Awesome DIY Raspberry Pi Pocket Laptop

Instructables member Creativity Buzz has created an awesome DIY Raspberry Pi pocket laptop system, equipped with a 7 Inch IPS HD display and powered …

Raspberry Pi

New Type of Depression Identified

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a new type of depression. The findings may help explain why some people are resistant to current treatments for</i> …

Neuroscience

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

A New York chef spills some trade secrets.<p>Good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs, cruelty and decay. It’s about sodium-loaded pork fat, stinky triple-cream cheeses, the tender thymus glands and distended livers of young animals. It’s about danger—risking the dark, bacterial forces of …

Times Square

A 3D view of early mammals

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>The unexpected discovery of a nearly complete skull from the Early Cretaceous epoch that has been preserved in three dimensions …

Paleontology

Paul Gauguin Defined by His Paintings

Paul Gauguin famously stated: “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”Paul Gauguin in 1891 (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Gauguin was both a provocateur …

Art

Prufrock: Shakespeare’s Science, Revisiting Updike’s ‘Couples,’ and Claude Monet’s Cinematic Eye

<b>Yes, the American Civil War and Reconstruction were about race,</b> but they were also about what kind of government should rule America—republican or …

Literature

As solar wind blows, our heliosphere balloons

What happens when the solar wind suddenly starts to blow significantly harder? According to two recent studies, the boundaries of our entire solar …

Solar Wind

6 Steps for Effective Critical Thinking

On a daily basis, we face problems and situations that should be evaluated and solved, and we are challenged to understand different perspectives to …

Critical Thinking

18 Great Writers on Their Favorite Story Collections

Receiving the right collection of stories at the right moment can be a gift to any writer. Especially when starting out. In the spring of 1943, for …

Books

Saltwater Trout Evolved Rapidly to Live in Freshwater

Although we tend to think of evolution as happening over thousands, if not millions, of years, critical changes can take little more than a century. …

Lake Michigan

The Importance of the Battle of Belleau Wood

Every U.S. marine knows the famous quotes from their comrades fighting in 1918 in the Battle of Belleau Wood: “Retreat, hell we just got here!” by …

Military

The Insight: Jewish Genetics: The Exodus Comes Full Circle

This week, Spencer and Razib discuss the genetics of Jewish populations. From an origin in the Fertile Crescent thousands of years ago to a worldwide …

Diaspora

New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscles to Move

Researchers in Tokyo say they're a step closer to creating more complex and lifelike body parts made of living tissue and mechanical skeletons.<p>As if the line between human and machine wasn't already blurry enough, researchers in Tokyo have developed a new method for using living rat muscle tissue …

Robotics

70s Sci-Fi Art: 1970 design by architect Paul Rudolph for a Lower...

Map: Expansion of farming in western Eurasia, 9600 - 4000 cal BC (update vers. 2018.1 "AWRW")

Farming

We Finally Understand What Really Happens When a Black Hole Eats a Star

*burp*<p>At the center of our galaxy resides a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A.<p>Based on ongoing observations, astronomers have …

Physics

A 1966 Impala SS Makes its Great Race debut driving for The Longest Day

Photos courtesy Jon Seltenheim.As part of our 2018 support for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day fundraising drive, we were pleased to make …

Classic Cars

Every Day, Another Language Dies

Pressed with copper, inked on vellum, Ortelius’s 1570 <i>Theatrum orbis</i><i></i> <i>terrarum</i><i></i> (the Theatre of the World) was an atlas of the visible, the earth as …

Language

“Once Upon a Time” and Other Formulaic Folktale Flourishes

We take the phrase “once upon a time” for granted, but if you think about it, it’s quite oddball English. <i>Upon a time</i>—? That’s just a strange construction. It would be pleasant to know its history: When, more or less, does it get up on its legs? Around when does it become standard procedure? My …

Literature

Four Pininfarina Prototypes Roll Out for Turin Auto Show

Mythos, Sergio, Florida II, and Sigma Grand Prix on view<p>Pininfarina is rolling out four beautiful classics for the Prototypes Exhibition at the 2018 Parco Valentino Turin Auto Show in Italy next month.<p>The Lancia Florida II, Sigma Grand Prix, Ferrari Mythos, and Ferrari Sergio will be on hand for …

Prototypes

Does “a picture is worth 1000 words” apply to iconic Chinese words? Relationship of Chinese words and pictures

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open | Published: 29 May 2018<p>Shih-Yu Lo ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-9930-8253 &<br>• Su-Ling Yeh<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, …

Neurology

A Pilot Study of the Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Positive Affect and Social Anxiety Symptoms

Introduction<p>Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common and debilitating psychiatric disorder marked by fear of one or more social situations (American …

Neurology

News Feature: Life after the asteroid apocalypse

<i>Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out a huge swath of life on planet Earth. Could similar impacts have helped kick-start life …

Earth Science

An eerie dystopian prophecy by a disillusioned Bolshevik

<b>We.</b> By Yevgeny Zamyatin. Translated by Clarence Brown. Illustrated by Kit Russell. <i>The Folio Society; 240 pages; £36.95.</i><p><b>Get our daily …

Literature

Late-surviving stem mammal links the lowermost Cretaceous of North America and Gondwana | Nature

North America

Cryptic Native American ancestry recapitulates population-specific migration and settlement of the continental United States

New Results<p>I.King Jordan, Lavanya Rishishwar, Andrew B Conley<p>doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/333609<p>Abstract<br>• Info/History<br>• Metrics<br>• Data Supplements<br>• Preview PDF<p>…

Native Americans