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Remember lots of passwords with this trick

A new scheme lets people create 100 or more passwords by remembering—and regularly rehearsing—a few one-sentence stories.<p>The story sentences become …

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Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Children could have DNA tested at birth

Jeremy Hunt wants Britain to become the first country in the world to routinely test children's entire DNA at birth to identify diseases<p>Every child in Britain could have their DNA decoded at birth by the NHS to predict their risk of disease, the Health Secretary has predicted.<p>Jeremy Hunt, the …

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 …

More than 70 leaders expected for Mandela memorial, funeral

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - More than 70 heads of state and government are expected in South Africa this week to attend funeral events for former president Nelson Mandela, with most due to attend a huge memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday, officials said.<p>“The whole world is coming to South …

World mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela

Desmond Tutu on Nelson Mandela: 'Prison became a crucible'

The most fitting memorial to Nelson Mandela is to make a success of what he helped to establish, writes the archbishop and human rights activist<p>For 27 years, I knew Nelson Mandela by reputation only. I had seen him once, in the early 1950s, when he came to my teacher-training college to judge a …

BBC boss defends Nelson Mandela coverage after 850 complaints

The BBC News director has defended the corporation's coverage of Nelson Mandela's death, after 850 viewers complained that it had devoted too much airtime to the former South African president and not enough to the storms that lashed Britain's eastern coast.<p>James Harding apologised to anyone who …

James Franco: master of sex

If you're an A-list Hollywood actor you need to have a "thing"; something beyond being just really, really good looking. For George Clooney it's politics, for Leonardo DiCaprio it's saving the tigers, Gwyneth Paltrow has her quinoa muesli, and as Mark Ruffalo's Twitter reveals, he's very much …

William and Kate arrive at the Royal Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela: South Africa's 1995 Rugby World Cup winners pay tribute

Key figures from the 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks team, including Joel Stransky, whose drop goal won the cup against the All Blacks, have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela<p><b>Nelson Mandela dies: latest reaction</b> <b><br>Nelson Mandela: obituary</b> <b><br>Watch Mandela's 'walk to freedom' in 1990</b><p>For Morne du …

One man's flight from the City

Sharks Return to Their Birthplace to Give Birth

A 19-year study of lemon sharks shines new light on how they reproduce.<p><b>Schoolchildren learn that sea turtles and salmon return to their places of birth in order to release their own young. But sharks? A new study shows, for the first time, that this is just what lemon sharks do.</b><p>In the 1990s, …

Nelson Mandela Video Obituary: 'For many he was saint-like'

South Africa mourns Mandela, will bury him on December 15

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero’s death would leave the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.<p>President Jacob Zuma …

How stress affects your food: from distorted tastes to comfort eating

Cooking for guests, when you're not used to it, can be hard on the nerves. It's often the stress that is the sole cause of things going wrong – from the jangly clanging of heavy metal utensils dropped on the floor, to kitchen accidents with burned arms, sticking plasters, and so-so food often the …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Vets are investigating an apparently new phenomenon whereby pet cats are suffering seizures triggered by everyday sounds around the house. As well as the sounds of newspapers and crisps packets, the animals have also been observed having the reaction to the clicking of a computer mouse, the tapping of a boiled egg and even the sound of a tin of cat food being opened. The bizarre phenomenon - likened to the cartoon Tom and Jerry - has also been triggered by the popping of pills from blister packs, the dropping of metal items on tiled floors or ceramic bowls and the hammering of nails, as well as the sounds of owners slapping their foreheads or clicking their tongues. More here: http://fw.to/OPcGBBK Photo: Warner Bros

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do Sore Muscles Feel Worse On The Second Day?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

7 Health Problems Improved By Sleep

What if the cure for what ails you was as simple as going to sleep?<p>We spend a lot of time talking about how dangerous it is to skimp on that good quality shut-eye. Sometimes we ignore the flip side of that equation: Sleep can work wonders.<p>No, it won't cure cancer or save you from a heart attack …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …

4 Exercises for Looking HOT in Your Holiday Party Dress

Do these moves to look even more amazing come party time<p>Bikini Season 2013 may be long over, but another occasion for skin-baring numbers is fast approaching: Holiday Party Season! Planning to make merry in something festive—and fitted? Use this guide to target the muscles that you’ll show off in …

How older people with HIV are facing the future

<b>In common with many people diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s, Danny West thought he had just months to live.</b><p>He became ill, watched friends die and prepared for his own demise at the hands of what was then an unknown virus.<p>Nearly 30 years on, Danny, who is from London, is one of the longest-surviving …

4 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruit

Find out how to get your fill of fruit that's out of season<p>If the produce at the supermarket looks like it's seen better days this time of year, hit the other aisles. The <i>Journal of the Science of Food Agriculture</i> found that canned and fresh peaches had similar levels of antioxidants; folate; …

"Should I Be Using Protein Powder If I Want to Lose Weight?"

Find out if it's smart to invest in some if you're trying to drop pounds<p><b>The question:</b> Is it smart to take protein powder if I'm trying to lose weight?<p><b>The expert:</b> Nicole Avena, Ph.D., research faculty member at the New York Obesity Center and author of <i>Why Diets Fail</i>.<p><b>The answer:</b> Protein powder <i>can</i> …

The Future of Condoms

Rubbers are about to get a huge makeover<p>Forget everything you think you know about condoms, except that they're a pretty effective method of birth control: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just announced the 11 finalists for its contest to develop condoms that provide the best in protection <i>and</i> …

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …