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Smart tooth sensor calls you out for eating or smoking too much

Taiwanese scientists have developed a new sensor that sits in your mouth and could tell doctors if you are overeating or smoking too much. Researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei have created a prototype sensor that connects to a mouth brace and includes an accelerometer that …

Albert Einstein- How I See the World

Albert Einstein

Watch A Baby's Face Change Color With Her Tiny, Normally Invisible Pulse

MIT's image amplification system makes imperceptible movements and color changes visible.<p>Last summer, a group of MIT scientists debuted a new video amplification algorithm that exaggerates slight changes in movement or color, like a magnifying glass for moving images. Since then, they've made the …

What Our Brain Looks Like When It Hears Music

The map above is your brain on music, created by neuroscientists Robert Zatorre and Valorie Salimpoor. The researchers have been exploring the relationship between music and its impact on the human brain for more than a decade.<p>Music we enjoy causes several different regions of the brain "light up" …

The Anatomy of the Brain, explained in a Series of Engravings by Sir Charles Bell, 1802 “In the Brain the appearance is so peculiar, and …

<i>The Anatomy of the Brain, explained in a Series of Engravings</i> by Sir Charles Bell, 1802<p>“In the Brain the appearance is so peculiar, and so little capable of illustration from other parts of the body, the surfaces are so soft, and so easily destroyed by rude dissection, and it is so difficult to follow an abstract description merely, that this part of Anatomy cannot be studied without the help of Engravings.” -C.B.

Molecular dynamics simulation of Na+ permeation through the selectivity filter of the bacterial sodium channel NavAb

Molecular dynamics simulation of Na+ permeation through the selectivity filter of the bacterial sodium channel NavAb. Sodium ions are depicted as red, green, and blue spheres, significant pore lining residues of the channel are shown in cyan, the surrounding protein is shown in gray, and only water molecules in the first solvation shell of ions are rendered. <i>Disclaimer: I authored this research!</i>

False memory planted in mouse's brain

Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice in an experiment that they hope will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

The six best eye creams

I am asked for eye cream recommendations more than anything else, yet I am somewhat reluctant to endorse them wholesale. I think marketing and beauty …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives? Their genes are exactly the same, so why don't identical siblings' lives follow more similar patterns? The scientist behind a pioneering 21-year study believes he has the answer http://bit.ly/15oWQHn Photograph: King's College, London

Women Don't Like Hearing Other Women Complain About Their Bodies

"OMG I'm so fat" is just as annoying as you thought it was.<p>Women who talk about eating, exercise or their bodies in a negative way--what researchers call "fat talk"--are less well-liked than those who say positive things about their bodies, according to a study presented at the Midwestern …

Sexual harassment may trigger men to purge - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Men who report being sexually harassed are significantly more likely than …

Sexual Harassment

Kids With Autism Quick To Detect Motion

Children with autism see simple movements twice as fast as other children their age, a new study finds.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Rochester were looking to test a common theory about autism which holds that overwhelming sensory stimulation inhibits other brain …

Watching Your Brain Freak Out On A Scanner Calms You Down

People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.<p>In a quirky new experiment, researchers at Yale University found that simply showing people what their anxious brains look like was enough to help those …

Vaccinate mosquitoes to stop malaria? - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Mosquitoes are deadly and efficient disease transmitters, but they also can …

Letters: Stephen Hawking, free speech and Israeli democracy

Stephen Hawking is berated for traducing the spirit of free speech and liberty by boycotting Israel's upcoming presidential conference (Hawking …

Astronomy's Little Secret: The Hidden Art Of 'Moonsweeping'

A few nights ago, (Wednesday, I think, around midnight), I was by my window looking up, and there, hanging in the sky, I saw the moon. Not all of it, just what the almanac used to call "a crescent" — what my mom called a "toenail moon." The whole moon, I knew, was up there, hidden in shadow. The …

New to nature No 103: Tinkerbella nana

The family Mymaridae includes more than 1,400 species of diminutive insects called fairyflies. They are not flies at all, but tiny wasps that deposit …

Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

Cambridge-based scientists develop 'superwheat'

<b>British scientists say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.</b><p>The Cambridge-based National Institute of Agricultural Botany has combined an ancient ancestor of wheat with a modern variety to produce a new strain.<p>In early trials, the resulting crop seemed …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …