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Can I increase my brain power?

What happens when you attach several electrodes to your forehead, connect them via wires to a nine-volt battery and resistor, ramp up the current and send an electrical charge directly into your brain? Most people would be content just to guess, but last summer a 33-year-old from Alabama named …

IAEA to seek progress on Iran nuclear probe in Tehran talks | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog signalled on Wednesday it would press Iran at talks in Tehran next month over concerns the Islamic Republic may have researched how to develop atomic bombs.<p>Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi arrives for a …

Iran president Rouhani targets stagflation in first budget | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented his first budget to parliament on Sunday, vowing to bring down inflation and boost growth to lift an economy reeling from sanctions and what he says was mismanagement by predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.<p>Iran's President Hassan Rouhani …

French President Hollande's popularity creeps higher | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Francois Hollande’s approval rating edged 2 percentage points higher in December to 24 percent, a small rise from an all-time record low hit last month, a poll showed on Sunday.<p>French President Francois Hollande (R) waves after talking with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon after …

U.N. inspectors visit Iranian site linked to nuclear programme | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.N. inspectors visited an Iranian plant on Sunday linked to a planned heavy-water reactor that could yield nuclear bomb fuel, taking up an initial offer by Tehran to open its disputed nuclear programme to greater scrutiny.<p>The increased transparency is the result of a thaw in …

Ashes 2013-14: Australia v England: day five – as it happened

Anyway, I suppose that's pretty much us. The Aussies indulge in interview and nickname, Heals, Slatts, Rhino and ilk all larrikin as you like, while England indulge in cringing and wobbling upper lips.<p>The two teams will shortly convene in a dressing room for stubbies, tinnies, coldones and a …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

Snow geese in front of the moon

Snow geese flying in front of the moon at sunset<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

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The View from Up Here: Babies Learn Faster in High Chairs

Playing with those sweet potatoes again? Mashing that avocado like it’s a piece of playdough? All that gooey, messy fun could help babies learn words for things that aren’t solid.<p>Researchers have long known that babies learn language first by naming objects – table, chair, doggie, and so on. They …