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Why Do Breakups Make You Crazy?

You think you've got life handled until you hear those two special words ("It's over") and you become a disconsolate rage machine. What's going on? Turns out, it's really not you. It's your brain chemistry.<p>The Bulls had been dominating the Pistons for an hour when Elena, a 30-year-old …

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer's disease – study

Extremely low levels of THC compound, a chemical found in marijuana, may slow down or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, US neuroscientists …

3 spice rubs for grilling

<b>Dear Lynne,</b><p><b>Our family griller is running out of ideas. All she does is marinate everything in creamy Italian. What else can she marinate stuff</b> …

15 Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Is Over

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Made with black beans, fresh corn, crisp bell peppers, creamy avocado and a smoky-sweet chipotle vinaigrette, this is the ultimate crowd-pleasing summer salad. It's perfect for a potluck because you can make it ahead of time. <b>GET THE</b> …

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How Magic Mushrooms Expand Consciousness

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared in</i> <i>The Conversation</i><i>.</i><p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and …

Tech maintenance tasks everyone forgets about, but really shouldn't

With so many tech devices in our lives these days, it's important to stay on top of maintenance that needs to be done periodically on your Windows …

Operating Systems

6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal

By Mark Manson,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1bq7YaT<p>There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they …

7 Ways To Let Go Of Insecurity In Your Relationship

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

New Study Uncovers Why Stress Leads To Depression In Some, But Not Others

In response to stress, some people cope easily while others succumb to depression or other mood disorders. While depression can develop from a wide variety of biological and genetic factors, stressful events are often a major trigger. But why does stress make some people develop mood disorders …

Why Eating A Marijuana Candy Bar Sent Maureen Dowd To Paranoia Hell

New York Times’ columnist Maureen Dowd recently wrote about her unfortunate experience with a cannabis edible—a pot-laced candy bar she bought at a legal marijuana dispensary in Denver. Dowd took a nibble, and when nothing happened she took a few more. For a while she experienced no effects at all, …

Study: Electrical Signals Can Regrow Brain Cells

Researchers uncover a new kind of neuron that can tell the stem cells in a mouse brain to grow more neurons.<p><b>Scientists have found a kind of brain cell in</b> mice that can instruct stem cells to start making more neurons, according to a new study. In addition, they found that electrical signals could …

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

New Study Provides Physical Evidence Of The Sleep-Learning Link

A new study provides more structural evidence that sleep plays a role in memory and learning.<p>Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center found that mice who sleep after learning a task have increased growth of dendritic spines, which come out of brain cells to connect with other …

Marijuana coffee promises different morning jolt

This cup of joe promises to give you a different sort of morning jolt.<p>A company in Washington state will introduce marijuana coffee this summer.<p>Mirth Provisions' cold brew coffee contains 20 milligrams of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, per 11.5-ounce bottle.<p>Mirth founder Adam Stites said …

Study reveals rats show regret, a cognitive behavior once thought to be uniquely human

New research from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota reveals that rats show regret, a cognitive behavior once thought to …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>I never cooked …

3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

'Sticky synapses' can impair new memories by holding on to old ones

(Medical Xpress)—A team of UBC neuroscientists has found that synapses that are too strong or 'sticky' can actually hinder our capacity to learn new …

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …

Blocking Pain Receptors Extends Lifespan, Mouse Study Suggests

Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred without a specific pain sensor, or receptor, live longer and are less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes in old age. What’s more, exposure to a …

Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Having a baby alters new mothers’ brain activity, researchers have found, and a new study adds the first evidence of such changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.<p>The men’s pattern of brain activity resembles that of both new mothers and …

Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice, research shows

A molecular compound developed by Saint Louis University scientists restored learning, memory and appropriate behavior in a mouse model of …

The ATL should be cautious in using neuroscience in teaching and education

Our understanding of neuroscience has come along in leaps and bounds, particularly since the advent of modern methods for scanning the brain. It is a hugely exciting area of research that often seems to capture the public’s imagination. This isn’t always beneficial though – for example, in a …

Possible new plan of attack for opening and closing the blood-brain barrier

Like a bouncer at an exclusive nightclub, the blood-brain barrier allows only select molecules to pass from the bloodstream into the fluid that …

Do We Need A 'Magna Cortica' For Brain Rights?

Think-tank the Institute for the Future says we do. What would that look like?<p>If you could permanently change your brain to work better, would you? Or, maybe more importantly, would you have the right to?<p>Over at _The Atlantic,_ there's an excellent rundown of think-tank the Institute for the …

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