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'Plan' to move fires up brain stem neurons - Futurity

Neurons deep in the brain not only fire when people walk, but also when people think about walking, new research on Parkinson's disease reveals.

Neuroscience

New Study Shows Yoga Has Healing Powers

Poses like down dog can bring down levels of inflammation in cancer patients.<p>The more we learn about yoga, the more we realize the benefits aren't all in the minds of the 20 million or so devotees in the U.S. Yoga helps people to relax, making the heart rate go down, which is great for those with …

In matters of the heart, women say height matters - Futurity

Though similarity often dominates our choice in mates, researchers say height differences may matter more to women than men.

Physiology

Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do …

Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds

Scientists found that the loneliest were nearly twice as likely to die during their six-year study than the least lonely<p>Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity, according to researchers who found that feelings of isolation can have a devastating impact on older people.<p>The scientists tracked …

Sit More, And You're More Likely To Be Disabled After Age 60

The more you sit, the less physically active you are, which can lead to all sorts of health problems, including an early death.<p>But too much sitting increasingly looks like a health risk all its own. Researchers at Northwestern University say that for people 60 and older, each additional hour a day …

Why does the brain remember dreams?

Some people recall a dream every morning, whereas others rarely recall one. In a new study, research shows that the temporo-parietal junction, an …

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

Common antidepressant eases Alzheimer’s agitation - Futurity

High doses of a common antidepressant drug significantly reduce agitation in people with Alzheimer’s, but there are potentially concerning side …

Alzheimer's Disease

Copper exposure likely 'key player' in Alzheimer's - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER (US) — Copper, found in a variety of foods and some drinking water, …

Alzheimer's Disease

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Motorcycles

5 Best Vintage Ferraris Of All Time

Ferraris have always been works of art on wheels. From the first Ferrari road car to come out of Maranello in 1947, to 2013’s Ferrari F12berlinetta, …

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults owns an e-reader, but tablets are growing faster: Pew

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Pew released updated data Friday finding that 24 percent of American adults owns an e-reader, up from 19 percent in a November …

T-Mobile announces free global roaming to more than 100 countries

In the first two rounds of T-Mobile’s uncarrier initiative, we saw the death of traditional contracts and the introduction of JUMP, a plan that allowed folks to upgrade their devices early. Less than an hour ago, T-Mobile took the wraps off its “third phase” in the company’s ongoing uncarrier …

T-Mobile

JDI begins producing super bright Full HD 5-inch displays to banish your phone's fear of sunlight

JDI (Japan Display Inc.), a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, has announced that it will begin to produce Full HD 5-inch “WhiteMagic” LCD displays, which are almost 40% brighter when compared to some of the brightest displays on high-end phones of 2013.<p>Sunlight has been a mortal …

Phones

Must read Android: top 13 stories this week

This week, the first curved phone landed, two new Chromebooks launched, we feasted on Kit Kat leaks, we finally saw a Mini flagship phone, we learned about Android TV, and we heard some more rumors about the Galaxy S5.<p><b>Curved phones are real</b><p>Finally, curved phones are a reality. However, as it …

Android News

HTC One Max vs Galaxy Note 3 vs Xperia Z Ultra vs Oppo N1 - Specs battle

The HTC One Max has finally been announced after months of rumors and speculation, and, to see whether it’s worthy of all of the hype, we’ve pitted it against its biggest (pun intended) competitors, the Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and the Oppo N1, in the biggest (too far?) spec battle …

Phones

15 best camera apps for Android

Cameras on smartphones are a much bigger deal than they used to be. Companies are chomping at the bit to make their cameras more reliable, work better in low light, and add features that people want. Many will base their purchase decisions on the strength of the camera. The point is that cameras …

Mobile Photography

Netflix v3.0 begins rolling out, provides a much smoother experience

Netflix might be one of the best sources for streaming TV shows and movies, but for Android users it also means dealing with an app that is haunted by freezing, stuttering and plenty of other issues. The good news is that Netflix is finally revamping the whole experience with its new Netflix v3.0 …

Android News

Some like it hot: Comcast releases smart thermostat that learns your heat preferences

Comcast wants to turn your home into an intelligent, sensitive system that responds to your personal needs.<p>Comcast added a smart thermostat into its line of smart home solutions today. The EcoSaver is a cloud-based solution that pairs with the Xfinity Home thermostat to monitor temperatures in the …

Chart Of The Day: People In The UK Have A Much Healthier Relationship With Their Smartphones Than Americans

People in the United Kingdom love their smartphones as much as those of us in the United States or, say, Hong Kong.<p>But unlike the Chinese or Americans, Britons are able to put their phones down on holidays and weekends.<p>That's the revelation in this chart, from Ericsson's latest huge report on …

The Future of Automotive Production in One Word: Glue

If you believed that well-meaning fellow from <i>The Graduate</i>, you probably envisioned a future paved in polymers. For the next big thing in automotive manufacturing, I've got one word for you: Glue.<p>Due to stricter worldwide emissions and fuel economy standards (and the subsequent drive towards …

Scientists Create Recyclable Solar Cells From Trees

Last year in April 2012, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology created the first plastic solar cell <i>(Forbes: New Technique Creates First Plastic Solar Cell)</i> which they hope will help change requirements for manufacturing of organic printed electronics. That plastic solar cell was …

The Three Biggest Aviation Advances From This Year

How RFID tags, carbon-fiber airframes, and battery sensors will change the course of flight.<p>RFID Tags<p>A regular addition to cellphones and bank cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are creeping into airplane cabins. With tags in life vests, seats, medical kits, and other frequently …