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These Six Slow Cooker Dinners Are Perfect When You Have A Busy Day

Just throw it in the slow cooker, go about your day, and come home to dinner!

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks)

Anyone can do it, and it doesn't involve prescription medication.<p>Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either …

The Brain

Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday.<p>The Syrian Justice Ministry denied the Amnesty report, calling it completely …

Middle East

Craving Ice Like an Addict Signals Serious Health Problem - The People's Pharmacy

When readers report that they are addicted to ice, it sends off alarm signals for us. Craving ice like this (quite different from preferring a little …

The potential benefits of mental distractions for the aging brain

<i>This is part of a series on aging well.</i><p>Focus, focus, focus. This mantra for success is drilled into us from childhood all the way up to our working years. In older adults, however, there may be an upside to a wandering mind.<p>Mental distractions may help reinforce memory in adults 60 and older – but …

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How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that …

Noise-Canceling Optics

Engineers at Caltech have created the visual analogue of noise-canceling headphones—a camera system that can obtain images of objects obscured by …

Physicists explore exotic states of matter inspired by Nobel-winning research

The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, three theoretical physicists whose …

Diamonds aren’t forever: Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge

By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the …

A Silent Epidemic

Our public schools are struggling<br>to handle millions of students<br>with mental health problems.<br>Here’s why.<p>Sept. 7, 2016<p>Go<p>There are more than 50 million public school students in the U.S.<p>Source: 2013 CDC report on children’s mental health<p>As many as 1 in 5 shows signs of a mental health disorder.<p>A mental …

Mental Health

Teleportation, the next generation: Chinese and Canadian scientists closer to a quantum internet

Chinese and Canadian scientists say they have successfully carried out a form of teleportation across an entire city.<p>The two teams working …

Quantum Physics

​Google's DeepMind claims major milestone in making machines talk like humans

Google DeepMind says its WaveNet neural network has closed the gap between machine-generated and human speech by 50 percent.<p>Google's UK artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Physics

New Research Yields Insight Into The Origins Of Consciousness

As you read this article, you are aware of what you are reading it on, where you are and who you are. But where does the ability to perceive or know …

The Brain

Brain’s blood appetite grew faster than its size

The brains of human ancestors didn’t just grow bigger over evolutionary time. They also amped up their metabolism, demanding more energy for a given …

The Brain

Brain's internal compass also navigates during imagination

When you try to find your way in a new place, your brain creates a spatial map that represents that environment. Neuroscientists now show that the …

The Brain

Will This “Neural Lace” Brain Implant Help Us Compete with AI? - Facts So Romantic

Solar-powered self-driving cars, reusable space ships, Hyperloop transportation, a mission to colonize Mars: Elon Musk is hell-bent on turning these …

A New Kind Of Ethical Diamond Is Made, Not Mined

For your next engagement ring, consider a diamond not from an African mine, but from Diamond Foundry’s 8,000°F plasma reactor.<p>In one end of a facility in Silicon Valley goes electricity–lots of it. Out the other, comes an armored truck stashed with diamonds.<p>“When we started, it wasn’t clear whether …

Ultrasound jump-starts brain of man in coma

The non-invasive technique uses ultrasound to target the brain’s thalamus (credit: Martin Monti/UCLA)UCLA neurosurgeons used ultrasound to …

How Sweden diverts 99 percent of its waste from the landfill

Sweden is already an environmental leader with its electric roads and plans to be 100% fossil fuel-free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The …

Recording analog memories in human cells

MIT biological engineers have devised a way to record complex histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to retrieve “memories” of past …

MIT startup claims a breakthrough for ‘holy grail’ of batteries, doubles energy density

As always, a healthy dose of skepticism is important when it comes to an alleged “battery breakthrough”. Those announcements are being made every 2-3 months over the last decade and rarely anything comes to it, but at least we can always rely on the 5-8% annual incremental improvements in li-ion …

Clean Energy

Why Ray Kurzweil Believes We Are Becoming More God-Like

People tend to ask Ray Kurzweil all manner of questions about technology and the future. But they also want to know about his own personal …

Singularity

5 Tips for Learning Coding (With No Prior Experience)

The only way to develop a comprehensive understanding of coding is by first building a foundational knowledge of how and why programming does certain things.<p>At a time when certain job professions are withering away at the hands of technology and automation, there's one skill set that continues to …

Language Learning

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

For nearly nine decades, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. This is the idea that life began from …