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Memories likely can’t be erased: Research offers new clues to how we remember

A new study challenges more than a century of neuroscience and could radically change the way we treat PTSD<p>As intangible as they may seem, memories have a firm biological basis. According to textbook neuroscience, they form when neighboring brain cells send chemical communications across the …

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

This article will help you understand what is going on in your life, so that one day you won’t wake up with a feeling of complete apathy!<p>Understand …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Make You Happier

<b>3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Make You Happier</b><p>You don’t have to practice yoga or follow an <b>Ayurvedic diet</b> to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).<p>So whether or not you think about balancing your dosha, here are three powerful elements of Buddhist philosophy, “The Noble Truths,” and how you can incorporate them into every day. They might just change your life…<p><b>1. Dukkha: Life is painful and causes suffering.</b><p>Many people might say that Buddhism is pessimistic or negative. …

Louisiana's Disappearing Coastline Threatens Entire U.S. Economy

A dramatic visualization of the forces bringing the Gulf of Mexico up to New Orleans' back door<p>An unholy trinity of forces – levees along the Mississippi River, sea level rise due to climate change, and fossil fuel extraction – have caused about 2,000 square miles of southeastern Louisiana to …

Only legislation will stop minerals being traded at the expense of human rights

Conflict minerals found in cars, electronics and other products will only be eradicated with new laws and business buy-in<p>One of the key drivers underpinning some of the world's worst ongoing violent conflicts over the past few years is the extraction and trade of natural resources.<p>Recently in the …

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Panda Poop Might Help Turn Plants Into Fuel

Panda gut microbes, which break down bamboo, could help turn plant waste into economically viable biofuel, according to the results of a new study.<p><b>Can panda poop help power the greener vehicles of tomorrow? It just might, scientists say, by yielding microbes that efficiently turn plant waste into</b> …

Study: The Brains Of Men And Women Are Different...With A Few Major Caveats

You’re probably aware that there’s been a little debate during, I don’t know, the last few thousand years, about what makes men and women think differently. Neuroscience, never afraid to jump into the fray, is weighing in with a few possible answers, though the answers are anything but immune to …

Marijuana & Stroke: Pot Compounds Protect Brain, New Meta-Study Shows

Cannabinoids, chemicals related to those found in cannabis could be effective in restoring neurological function by shrinking the area of the brain affected by stroke, according to a new study led by Dr. Tim England, Honorary Consultant Stroke Physician at the University of Nottingham and Royal …

Mental disorders may boost men's heart disease risk - Futurity

Men with mental disorders have a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, a new study suggests.

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A radioactive reminder of Chernobyl's deadly legacy

Nearly three decades after the disastrous accident at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a large mass inside one of the reactors still emits catastrophic levels of radiation. Dubbed "the Elephant's Foot," this freaky combination of nuclear fuel, sand, and concrete remains a stark symbol of …

Does being pregnant cost women jobs? - Futurity

Pregnant women are more likely to face discrimination when looking for a job than nonpregnant women, but there are things they can do to minimize the …

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