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Banking Britain's brains: The story of a scientific resource

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1254000/1254081_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524845976_448fd4e3bafc93d0b88ecaf36774385f<p><b>Every year, hundreds of human brains are delivered to a network of special research centres. Why do these "brain banks" exist and what</b> …

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

Want a Better Memory? Science Says Do This

A study suggests this dead simple trick can double the amount you recall.<p>What do you do when you need to commit some sort of information to memory?<p>Let me guess: You take notes.<p>It's a habit most of us learned way back in school when some teacher stuck her lecture notes up on an overhead projector …

humanbrain

Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. You've been warned.<p>Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn't necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, …

Immune System

Watch John Oliver nail the reason that most news on scientific studies can't be trusted

"Science is constantly producing new studies, as you would know if you've ever watched TV," Oliver said.<p>"Is science bulls---?" Oliver said. "No, but there is a lot of bulls--- currently masquerading as science." To make that point clear, the host showed how conflicting the results could be for a …

What Feds' Push To Share Health Data Means For Patients

Two years ago, when the federal government first released data on how much Medicare paid physicians, the media coverage was widespread. Doctors who earned significant sums were dubbed "Medicare millionaires" and journalists highlighted unusual patterns in how some doctors bill for services.<p>When …

Climate change agreement critical to public health

Country climate-health profiles to help action<p>UNFCCC<p>An effective new universal climate change agreement must also be very much an effective public …

Climate

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …