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How Things Work: Memory

Whether studying for an upcoming exam, following a daily routine, or merely recognizing day-to-day objects, everyone is dependent on their memory to …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

She's live. She's naked. She wants you. And she's 3000 miles away.<p>There's a whole world beyond the Egg McMuffin.<p>It's time for This Week in Chrises!<p>If you don't tow a Jeep down the road, do you even lift, bro?<p>We talk to a 24 Hours of Daytona endurance racer about sweat and recovery.<p>Jimmy Kimmel's …

Is your statin affecting your memory? Study finds some commonly prescribed brands can impair brain function

• <b>Pravastatin, with the brand name Pravachol, has been found to impair memory</b>• <b><br>Atorvastatin, with the brand name Lipitor, does not, say Bristol</b> …

Neuron growth causes loss of early childhood memories

Formation of new neurons in the hippocampus - a brain region known for its importance in learning and remembering - may be the reason why we have no …

Drug aids memory in mice with Alzheimer's

An experimental drug has been shown to improve the memory and brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease.<p>An experimental drug improved the …

Brain stimulation promises 'long-lasting' maths boost

<b>Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.</b><p>A small study in Current Biology suggests the brain stimulation technique makes neurons function more efficiently.<p>It could help those suffering with …

The Brain

Memory, Aging, and Distraction

The population in the United States is aging. That has created a lot of anxiety about the cognitive effects of getting older. Lots of research suggests that older adults are worse than younger adults on a variety of different thinking tasks. They remember fewer words from lists they see. They are …

The Brain

Train your brain with targeted videogames, not with crossword puzzles

<b>Back­ground</b>: Age-relat­ed cog­ni­tive decline is com­mon and may lead to sub­stan­tial dif­fi­cul­ties and dis­abil­i­ties in every­day life. We …

Want To Have A Better Memory? Study Shows Sounds During Sleep Can Help

If you’re not willing to send electrical shocks through your brain – “mild” as they might be – to become smarter, here’s a much gentler option: play …

Is memory just a leaky reconstruction?

We are in the middle of a debate about the status of neuroscience. Against the deceptive allure of neuroimaging and reported sightings of "brain …

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Battle of Wuyuan

<b>28 Jan 1940 - 3 Apr 1940</b><p>Contributor: C. Peter Chen<p>ww2dbaseOn 28 Jan 1940, as a reaction to the Chinese Winter Offensive of 1939-1940, Japanese 26th …

The Tripartite Pact

<b>27 Sep 1940</b><p>Contributor: C. Peter Chen<p>ww2dbaseOriginally signed by Germany, Italy, and Japan, the Tripartite Pact was a typical European-style mutual …