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Top 20 Most Amazing Wedding Cakes of 2013

This year we've seen amazing bakers push the limit on amazing designs like an upside-down neon cake suspended from the ceiling to beautifully …

20 Most Inspiring Wedding Ideas Of 2013

All year long we obsess over hundreds of beautiful photos of every wedding detail, from the cutest flower girl dresses ever to wedding favor ideas …

18 Digital Do's and Don'ts for Weddings

Your wedding day is whatever you want it to be. Pick a weird theme. Make friends wear an ugly dress so you look prettier. Wear a gown so impractical …

Smarter Kids Are Smart Enough to Avoid Alcohol and Drugs, Right?

Maybe not. The latest study of twins shows that early bloomers may become heavier drinkers who start chugging earlier in life.<p>The research is part of …

The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks<p>The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness …

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer's - Futurity

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a …

Neural Basis of Emotional Decision Making in Trait Anxiety

Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

The Truth About The Left Brain / Right Brain Relationship

Sometimes ideas that originate in science seep out into the broader culture and take on a life of their own. It's still common to hear people referred to as "anal," a Freudian idea that no longer has much currency in contemporary psychology. Ideas like black holes and quantum leaps play a …

A Cybernetic Implant That Repairs Brain Damage

There may be an answer for people suffering from traumatic brain injuries. It's a device called a brain-machine-brain interface — and it has the …

Novice Neurosurgeons Train On Brains Printed In 3-D

There's no such thing as too much practice when it comes to brain surgery.<p>But it's hard for beginner neurosurgeons to get real hands-on experience. Most residents learn by watching and assisting experienced surgeons.<p>Newbies can practice on cadavers or use simulators, of course. But neither of those …

What the bilingual brain tells us about language learning

One of the most common questions people ask revolves around when and how to learn a second language. One common view is that earlier is better. There …

The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013

Putting it mildly, 2013 was an eventful year for brain science. This Top 10 list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (given how many studies are published each year, it never could be), but it’s a sturdy sampling of incredible work being conducted around the world, moving us closer to solving some …

Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of pictures were better at distinguishing them from similar images in tests the next day, the scientists found.<p>The task gives …

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine lets you see, hear, and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Talk about going on a gender bender.<p>A new …

Grow a Brain, Already

How do you know that you aren’t just a brain in a vat of bubbling chemicals, hooked up to a virtual-reality simulator? Are your hands and feet real? And what about your spouse, your child, and your dog? Are they just figments of an imagination fed by a computer that simulates what it would be like …

For the first time, scientists can identify your emotions based on brain activity

The mind reading trick, done before with objects, is now plumbing the depths of human feeling<p>The field of neuroscience has been animated recently by the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI. When a person lies in an fMRI machine, scientists can see their brain activity in real …

Research Uncovers How And Where Imagination Occurs In The Brain

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination," Albert Einstein once said. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”<p>The elusive quality of mind has long been mused about by artists, philosophers and psychologists who have …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

An Aging Brain Is Still Pretty Smart

It may be slower, but it has a wealth of information to draw from.<p>A few years ago, Michael Ramscar, a linguistics researcher at the University of Tübingen in Germany, came across a paper saying that cognitive decline starts as early as age 45. He was 45 himself and felt he hadn't yet peaked. He …

Albino Dolphin: Uncertain Fate Awaits Rare Calf Captured in Japanese Hunt

Vulnerable youngster at risk in captivity, expert says.<p>A rare albino dolphin calf, rounded up in a dolphin hunt off of Japan earlier this month, is now on display at a Japanese whale museum, where experts say its long-term survival is in doubt.<p>The dolphin, a female believed to be less than a year …

Slaughterhouse Said to Process "Horrifying" Number of Whale Sharks Annually

A recently released report by a nongovernmental organization found that about 600 whale sharks and basking sharks are processed by a factory in China every year.<p>Whale sharks are being slaughtered: That's the shocking news from a report issued by WildLifeRisk, a nongovernmental organization. A …

Success and Tragedy: IFAW’s Project to Relocate Elephants in Côte d’Ivoire

<b>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently completed an ambitious project: translocating six forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire.</b><p>The elephants—all males—were transferred from small patches of forest just outside the town of Daloa, to Azagny National Park, a 46,000-acre park 250 miles …

Paradise Lost and Found in Northern Kenya

For a recent birthday, writer David Lansing received an unusual gift from a friend–a well-worn book with the great title <i>I Married Adventure</i>, purchased at auction because his acquaintance like the book’s cover: a zebra-stripe pattern.<p>The memoir, published in 1940, sat untouched on Lansing’s shelf …

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Cell Transport Discoveries

Three scientists who helped undercover how the body's cells transport molecules to their correct locations have received this year's Nobel Prize in …

DNA Nanotechnology the Future of Modern Medicine?

One of the most significant achievements in the field of biomedical engineering is the creation of DNA nanobots. These molecular robots made of DNA …

10 Bioengineered Body Parts That Could Change Medicine

When physicians run out of treatment options, they look to a nascent field known as bioengineering for solutions to their patients' ailments. …

A North Carolina Hospital Charged A Guy $81,000 For $750 Worth Of Snake Bite Medicine

This is a story where you, the reader, is charged with finding the true snake in the grass. Is it the one who put Eric Ferguson of Mooresville, NC in the hospital for 18 hours? Or perhaps it’s the hospital overcharging Mr. Ferguson $81,000 for his treatment? Don’t you just love a good mystery? From …