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Lucasfilm: topless Amy Schumer Star Wars shoot is 'inappropriate'

Disney-owned studio says it did not authorise photographs for GQ magazine in which comic poses suggestively with C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca<p>A photoshoot for the men’s magazine GQ in which US actor and comic Amy Schumer recreates classic Star Wars scenes in a variety of suggestive poses has been …

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles? | Pete Etchells

A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education<p>Over the past few years, there seems to have been an insidious pandemic of nonsense neuroscientific claims creeping into …

Education

Is Dirty Air Damaging the Brains of Some City Dwellers?

City air pollution could hurt your brain, Harvard researchers suggested Thursday.<p>Brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle pollution that can come from car exhaust had a higher risk of mini-strokes and a smaller brain volume compared to those living in …

The people who are lost in time

What is it like to lose your memory after brain injury, drug abuse – or energetic sex? Christian Jarrett reports on the strange causes and consequences of amnesia.<p>After a car crash, the patient reported that her memories were wiped clean each night.<p>One morning in 2008, Naomi Jacobs, then 32, woke …

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It’s probably in your garage and on your lawn. And it’s used on nearly every acre of corn and soy. But what risks does it pose?<p>The world’s most widely-used herbicide has been getting a lot of attention lately.<p>Last month, an international agency declared glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the …

Agriculture

MIT Wins Prize for Process to Desalinate Seawater

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology team has won the grand prize of $140,000 in an engineering competition to come up with technology to make salt water drinkable, according to an announcement from USAID.<p>A total of five teams competed for $200,000 in the Desal Prize competition, which sought …