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It's True: Alcohol Helps You Speak a Foreign Language Better

Those who dabble in learning a new language sometimes find that alcohol — in moderation — helps them speak more fluently. In a way, that makes sense: …

Language Learning

Why John Deere Just Spent $305 Million on a Lettuce-Farming Robot

Look out weeds. Tractor giant John Deere just spent $305 million to acquire a startup that makes robots capable of identifying unwanted plants, and …

Farming

Doctors Say New Cancer Treatment Might Even Be Cure

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Doctors say a new treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma might even be a cure.The treatment uses a patient’s own immune system …

Cancer

This Woman Thought She Had a Runny Nose—It Turned out Fluid Was Leaking from Her Brain

<b>The symptoms:</b> A non-stop runny nose<p><b>The doctor:</b> Dr. Satish Govindaraj, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City<p>Jia …

Medicine

Here's how sleeping too little literally transforms your brain

Good Night, Sleep Tight<p>You’ve likely noticed your brain moving a bit slowly after a night of too little sleep. However, a substandard amount of …

The Brain

What It's Like to Grow Up with Elite Neo-Nazis

"I was about 19 when I realized the Holocaust was real."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>Heidi Benneckenstein is a 24-year-old teacher and mother. A little more than a year ago, however, she was a neo-Nazi called Heidrun Redeker. Benneckenstein was born into an extreme right-wing …

European History

Our obsession with mindfulness is based on limited scientific evidence

Mindfulness practices are promoted at major corporations like Google, offered as psychotherapy via the National Health Service in the UK, taught to about 6,000 school children in London, and widely studied across sub-disciplines of psychological science. And yet there’s still not even a consistent …

Mindfulness

When you die you KNOW you're dead, terrifying study reveals

HAVE you ever wondered what happens when you die?<p>You've probably heard those who have died and been brought back to life say that they saw light at …

Afterlife

Six Oddities of Artificial Intelligence - OpenMind

Nowadays, much of humanity’s hopes are placed in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is seen as <b>a way to cure diseases, improve</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Is So Big, It Is Now Shaping Policy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. And It’s Screwing It Up.

A snap decision by Google has begun to reshape the drug treatment industry, tilting the playing field toward large conglomerates — the precise …

SEO

Cheerleaders apparently thought screaming ‘f–k n–gers’ was the height of wit

Utah school administrators are investigating a racially offensive video that shows five white teen girls shouting the n-word and other …

Education

Astronomers Witness Collision That Created $10 Octillion Of Gold

"This is our fantasy observation."<p>Advertisement - story continues below<p>One of the most violent collisions in the universe created a vast amount of …

Universe

Scientists have discovered a new link between sugar and tumor growth

There's more bad news for sugar lovers.<p>After nine years of research, molecular biologists in Belgium have discovered that sugars stimulate tumor growth.<p>Their results, published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, help explain a puzzle oncologists have encountered for decades — and may …

Cancer

Wall Street found a parasite growing in the US economy that could spur the next recession

• <b>Wall Street's short sellers are beginning to talk about healthcare as the next major threat to the US economy.</b>• <b><br>Costs are so high that the market will have to correct sooner rather than later.</b>• <b><br>Left unchecked, a market-led correction will be brutal.</b><p>Imagine a parasite living in the US economy, siphoning …

Economy

It Was Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Exactly Are Neutron Star Collisions?

On Monday, astronomers made a universe-shaking announcement about the detection of reverberations from the collision of two neutron stars.<p>It is another triumph for LIGO, short for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, the instrument that has opened a new window into the universe by …

Astrophysics

New Custom-Fit Condoms Available For Men Who Are ‘Too Big’

They come in 60 different sizes.

Condoms

The Deadly Link Between Sugar and Cancer

Cancer cells are nasty little anarchists. They go where they shouldn’t, subvert authority, co-opt law-abiding cells around them, and break a ton of …

Cancer

Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe.<p>On Aug. 17, those signals reached Earth — and sparked an …

Astrophysics

Nasa Hasn’t Confirmed Existence of Planet 9: What We Know about the "Planet" At the Edge of the Solar System

But scientists are honing in on its location.

Solar System

Man attends MMA event as a fan, ends up winning a belt in Brazil

Luis Felipe Alvim is the new Juiz de Fora Fight welterweight champion, and his story is unlike everything you’ve ever seen.Juiz de Fora Fight 18 was …

UFC

'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?

If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution<p>Leslie Channell admits he’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on Apache helicopters. …

Virtual Reality

Understanding Post-Treatment “Chemobrain”

For decades, cancer survivors have described experiencing problems with memory, attention, and processing information months or even years after …

Cancer

Magic mushrooms "reset" key brain circuits in depressed people

‘Shrooming Through Sadness<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use as party drugs, but less so for …

Magic Mushrooms

Impératif français | Au Québec, le racisme et la discrimination « systémiques », une invention de l’esprit!

Crédit photo : quebecpluriel.ca<p>Au Québec, le racisme et la discrimination « systémiques » n’existent pas, comme le laissent entendre certains …

Watch: There's a new model for the origins of life on Earth

Scientists have once again used big, complex math equations to help us understand more about the universe we inhabit—this time about the origins of …

Equations

The future is here: six of today's most advanced, real-life cyborgs

Today, people’s bodies are more perfectly melded with technology than we could have imagined mere decades ago. Superhuman strength, dexterity, and …

Robotics

Welcome

Collective consciousness to replace God: author Dan Brown

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion, U.S. author Dan Brown said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. writer Dan Brown smiles during a news conference after a …

United States

Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island’s hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific. New genetic research only deepens the mystery around these people.<p>FILE PHOTO: A view of "Moai" …

Anthropology