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The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Body fat amps up inflammation from stress - Futurity

People who are overweight may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

How the colour red warps the mind

Red is perhaps the most manipulative colour, influencing everything from your behaviour in the workplace to your love life. How? David Robson finds out.<p>We can never know what was going through our ancestors’ minds, tens of thousands of years ago, when they first picked up natural crayons and began …

Psychology

Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too?<p>It’s a question that scientists have wondered about, since they know the reverse is true. Studies have shown that brain function declines in people who have too many extra pounds. Other research has shown that compared with …

This lizard's DNA might hold the key to regenerating human tissue

The humble green anole has but a few claims to fame: it was featured on the cover of the very first <i>Animorphs</i> book, and it can self-amputate and regrow its tail after coming face to face with a predator. It's that latter ability that's tickled the scientific community's fancy (though c'mon, <i>Animorphs</i> …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

Genetic Biomarker Identified That May Predict Suicide Risk

Investigators from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a unique modification to a gene linked to stress reactions that may potentially lead in the near future to a blood test to evaluate a person’s risk of attempting suicide.<p>Their findings were published July 30 in <i>The</i> …

Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Korean Workers Into Ironman

This suit helps out with the heavy lifting<p>The South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering is trying out something new: equipping workers with robotic exoskeletons. Workers are only testing prototypes for now, but future shipbuilders might strap on exoskeletons as easily as they …

Robotics

Antibiotic Resistance: death of a wonder drug

Defined daily doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day<p>Data applies to prescriptions outside of hospitals *Country provided only total care data, which applies to community sector and hospital use<br>Source: ECDC<p>Even some of those sent out to protect us are bringing back killer diseases from abroad. …

Microbiology

Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

After winning the Tour de France last Sunday, Vincenzo Nibali was tested for a bunch of performance-enhancing substances. But Nibali and his fellow competitors were welcome to have several cups of coffee (or cans of Red Bull), before their ride into Paris; caffeine is not on the World Anti-Doping …

Genomics: what it could mean for the future of medicine

David Cameron has announced a £300 million project which could 'unlock the power of DNA'. Here are six must-reads for those who want to know more about this extraordinary development.<p><b>From the New Scientist – Your genomic future: Personalised medicine is here</b><p>Families afflicted by rare genetic …

Proteins could 'detox' pesticides and sarin gas - Futurity

Reengineered proteins have the potential to prevent damage from organophosphates in industrial pesticides and chemical weapons like sarin gas.

Protein

Children of older mothers healthier and more mentally stable

Children of women who are over 40 have better physical and emotional health than those born to women in their 20s<p>Older women are often warned that they are putting their children and themselves at risk by delaying motherhood.<p>But a new study suggests that the children of women over 40 actually have …

Is Earth headed for its sixth mass extinction? - Futurity

The loss and decline of animals, caused by humans, is contributing to what appears to be the early days of Earth's sixth mass biological extinction …

Biodiversity

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 …

Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain’s Dreaming Areas. Here’s How

Far out, man<p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, we were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.<p>In a new study, published in Human Brain …

Consciousness

'Partners in crime' let us indulge and keep us in check - Futurity

People like to conspire together to enjoy a small indulgence, but also to resist temptation together when it matters most.

The Wu-Tang Can: Interactive Tipping, Y’all

A tip machine that plays "C.R.E.A.M."<p>Engineer Andrew Maxwell-Parish has identified the element every tip jar lacks: Wu-Tang Clan’s masterpiece “C.R.E.A.M.” (“Cash Rules Everything Around Me”). Using a 3-D printer, a laser cutter, an Arduino microcontroller, a speaker, a battery, and other parts, he …

Arduino

Cholesterol linked to brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease

Reducing the amount of bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol you eat may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests<p>High levels of unhealthy cholesterol may contribute towards one of the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease developing in the brain.<p>Researchers have …

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched …

Decoding 'the Most Complex Object in the Universe'

The human brain contains some 100 billion neurons, which together form a network of Internet-like complexity. Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, calls the brain "the most complex object in the known universe," and he's mapping its connections in hopes …

The Power of Thinking: Can the Mind Affect Our Reality

<i>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the</i> …

The Consequences of Caring

From his daughter's passion for the Cup-less Kings to his own for the aged Celtics, Bill Simmons gets a refresher course in disappointment<p>My daughter …