Cindy Nguyen

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Hope for Alzheimer's treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration

Two licensed drugs have been shown to halt brain degeneration in mice, raising the prospect of a rapid acceleration in the search for a medicine to beat Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The results, presented on Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Society annual research conference in Manchester, have been hailed as …

Dementia

The intriguing history of ghost photography

As camera tech has evolved, so too has the photography of puzzling ‘spirits’, and as Howard Timberlake discovers, they even appear in smartphone shots.<p>It’s February 2015 at Hampton Court Palace in London. Twelve-year-old Holly Hampsheir grabs her iPhone to take a photo of her cousin, Brook, as she …

How This Surgical Robot Helps Neurosurgeons Treat Brain Disorders

On June 16, 2015, Dr. Frank Hsu performed robotic Parkinsons surgery at the University of California Irvine Medical Center on a 56-year-old woman. The ROSA Brain robot was used to precisely implant electrodes in the brain to provide deep brain stimulation thus disabling overactive nerve cells in …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

Art

The Science of Snowflakes by It’s Okay To Be Smart

Joe Hanson of the PBS video series It’s Okay to Be Smart explains how snowflakes form and examines the age-old adage that every snowflake is unique …

Cosmology

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Flower Square Tutorial III

As you might have read already I had tons of fun making this Vintage Flower Blanket. I thought some of you would like to have a tutorial. Her it goes.<p>…

African Flower Tutorial

Handbag - still without lining and handles<p>Yarn: Elle Premier 100% cotton, DK, Hook size 3<p>The African Flower: Pattern<p>1. Chain 5 and close circle<p>2. …

Daisy Puffagon Tutorial

WRITTEN PATTERN: Abbreviated instructions can be found at the end of the tutorial.<br>JOIN AS YOU GO: Find out how to join the Puffagons as you make them …

Blueberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Who’s with me in that?<p>Pastries, jumbo muffins, buttermilk pancakes, gooey cinnamon rolls, french toast, …

Attic24

Join in a new colour for round 2 :: knot the two yarns together, remember like I showed you for the Granny Squares? Remember you can crochet the ends …

Tutorials

Recipes for the Chinese New Year

The Lunar New Year, aka the Chinese new year, is this coming next Friday, February 16th, the year of the dog, and it's the perfect excuse to to pull …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

mashed potatoes

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

Why Digital Is Dead For Me In Street Photography

<i>(Above photo from my “Dark Skies Over Tokyo” series. Shot with my Leica M6 and Kodak Tri-X film)</i><p>I never really understood the appeal of film in the …

The Nylon Book Club: January Pick

Ready for our second installment of the NYLON Book Club? Good, because we've got our pick for January and it's...<i>The Isle of Youth</i> by Laura van den …

big in 2014

We came, we saw, we conquered 2013...so 2014, hope you're ready for this! From the soon-to-be-sold-out music acts to the new It food (sorry cronut, …

Nothing Focuses The Mind Like The Ultimate Deadline: Death

<i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i><p>The seconds left in 2013 are slipping away. And you know what else is slipping away? The seconds left in your life.<p>Luckily for you, there's a new product called Tikker, a wristwatch that counts down your life, so you can watch on a large, dot-matrix display as the seconds …

Reading A Novel Boosts Brain Function For Days

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p>Next time you're about to sign in to your Netflix queue to watch another episode of <i>Breaking Bad</i> or <i>New Girl</i>, maybe pick up a …

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet

In NEWTOWN, Conn.<p>They had promised to try everything, so Mark Barden went down into the basement to begin another project in memory of Daniel. The families of Sandy Hook Elementary were collaborating on a Mother’s Day card, which would be produced by a marketing firm and mailed to hundreds of …

Why Robots Are Better Than Humans At Testing Human User Experiences

Device-testing robots type, draw and play games on the gadgets they’re testing.<p>Who would you want to test your touchscreen device? Maybe an older adult, to ensure it’s intuitive even to someone who isn’t a digital native? Maybe a kid, who’s got high expectations for modern tech? Well, Intel doesn’t …

Egypt: student killed as Islamists battle with police at Cairo university

One student was killed, several injured and at least 60 arrested on Saturday as students at the Cairo campus of al-Azhar University battled with security forces. At least two buildings were set ablaze.<p>The day was the first of end-of-term examinations at the university, the epicentre of recent …