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Never Dry, Never Soggy - This Is How You Make Perfect French Toast Every Time!

Breakfast Recipe: Perfect French Toast<p>Save<p>French toast is truly one of our favorite brunch items, topped with warm butter, and syrup, or fruit and …

Unconscious Memories Hide In the Brain but Can Be Retrieved

Source: Geralt/Pixabay<p>Unconscious fear-related memories can remain totally hidden from your conscious mind, yet they still have the ability to …

The Scientific Benefits Of Mind-Wandering

Losing focus and giving in to distractions might not be so bad for us after all.<p>Feeling distracted? Suffering from information overload? You’ve probably heard more than once that you need to “get in the zone” and stop juggling so many thoughts at once. To cope with it all, some people try social …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

World’s first biolimb: Scientists are growing rat arms in Petri dishes

Losing an arm can feel like losing a family member. Though prosthetic limbs have been improving, they are far from ideal. And while the improving field of limb transplants gives hope, the patient has to take immunosuppressant drugs all their life to prevent the body rejecting the new addition …

Boston

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Cleveland

7 Big Things We Learned About Sleep In The Past Decade

It's no secret that here at The Huffington Post, we love sleep -- and for good reason.<p>Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, along with nutrition and exercise. Getting the quality sleep that you need has the power to protect your physical and mental health, while skipping out on sleep …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Don't freak out, but the universe may be a hologram

Everything you know to be true may be an illusion, specifically, an optical illusion, according to scientists who suggest our universe is a hologram. …

Quantum Mechanics

Celery: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

Crunchy, crispy celery is well known for being low in calories, but its health benefits go far beyond use as a diet food. Celery contains useful …

Drugs stimulate body’s stem cells to replace the brain cells lost in multiple sclerosis

<b>Approach may offer new way to reverse disability in multiple sclerosis patients</b><p>A pair of topical medicines already alleviating skin conditions may …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Biology

When can we talk to aliens?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?<p>Last week, NASA scientists discussed in very concrete terms the steps to discovering life elsewhere in the universe over the next decade or two.<p>This year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a planet around a …

Astronomy

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

The official Breakfast Club Cookie

You've listened to me go on and on about the <i>Cookies for Breakfast</i> club for months now.<p>Clearly I have a serious problem.<p>Last week I attempted to quit …

Starwatch: In the shadow of the moon

On 11 August 1999, the inky, circular shadow of our celestial companion Luna slid silently across the Atlantic, brought a fleeting night to millions in Europe and Asia, and finally vanished in the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal. A syzygy – a near perfect straight line alignment – of the Sun, Moon …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

What You Don't Know About Your Thyroid

Here's what you need to know...<p>Your thyroid levels can be either optimized or harmed by actions you take.<br>• The thyroid needs iodine, either from …

The Truth About Coconut Oil: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

Nutrition

Here's A Breakfast Pizza Recipe, Because You Need To Know How To Make Pizza For Breakfast

Throw away your scales, things are about to get naughty.<p>It turns out you can eat pizza for breakfast without being hungover. Who knew?<p>YouTuber …

15 foods you need to stop eating now or you just might... (Must See)

<b>12 foods you need to stop eating now –</b> Hard-and-fast food rules royally suck. But some foods can seriously mess with your health. “It doesn’t mean …

Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens

Helping find answers to hereditary diseases, training surgeons or wanting to leave an educational legacy are the reasons. But what sort of people donate bodies to science?<p>The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical …