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Job shortage adding to pressure for medical residents

Gone are the days when Émilie Desrosiers thought her career path was secure simply because she was accepted into medical school.<p>As she nears the end …

Medical School

Brain training doesn’t make you smarter

Be very wary of those Lumosity commercials. Scientists doubt the claims of brain training companies<p>David Z. Hambrick<p>December 4, 2014 10:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If you’ve spent more than about 5 minutes surfing the web, listening to the radio, or …

Do dreams occur in slow motion?

When we dream, does time pass at a different pace? David Robson investigates.<p>When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. But although what follows can seem like a short dream – perhaps a single …

Worm That Lived in Man's Brain for Four Years Has Genome Mapped

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a rare brain-infesting worm after removing it from a British man's head — where it had been living for at least four years. <i>Spirometra erinaceieuropaei,</i> as the parasitic worm is called, has only been reported 300 times since its discovery in 1953. While …

Many Older Brains Have Plasticity, but in a Different Place

<b>Brain scientists have long believed that older people have less of the neural flexibility (plasticity) required to learn new things. A new study</b> …

The Brain

Humans have an 'emotional map' of nerves just for gentle touch

From the stroke of a mother's hand to the embrace of a lover, sensations of gentle touch activate a specialized set of nerves in humans.<p>The brain is …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

How Stress Changes The Brain

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that’s only part of the story.<p>Over time, elevated levels of …

The New Bird Flu Outbreak: Should You Worry?

Bird flu strain H5N8 has been identified on a duck farm in England and in chickens at a farm in the Netherlands. Should people be scared about a new …

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …