Mark Ostermann Danhauge

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What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

Every Rolex Tells a Story - Tom Kristensen

Physicians aren’t ‘burning out.’ They’re suffering moral injury

Physicians, like combat soldiers, often face a profound and unrecognized threat to their well-being.

Health Care

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

How I Learned to Love the German Nanny State After Leaving Putin's Russia

Berlin wasn’t exactly my choice. After spending seven years as a reporter in Moscow, most of them for TIME, I had initially asked for a transfer to …

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Why do only some people get blackout drunk?

Even when drinking the same amount as others, only some people experience blackouts. But blacking out can predict other problems down the line.<p>It was another regrettably familiar wake-up for Sarah Hepola. Much of her memory from the previous night was blank. She remembers talking to people at a …

Alcohol

Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory

The connection between food and memory is one of those fundamentally human experiences we can all relate to. A compelling new study from the …

These Gravity-Defying Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

13 Workout Moves for Massive Traps

Build monster back muscles with these 13 trap moves.<p>If you want your back to stand out, you're going to have to become a trap king.<p>Well-developed traps (aka the trapezius, or trapezoid) can be the key to a well-developed, awe-inspiring back. The long, triangle-shaped muscle takes up a ton of real …

Robert F. Kennedy Is Remembered as a Liberal Icon. Here's the Truth About His Politics

When Robert F. Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968, he had just assumed the leadership of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party by beating Eugene …

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Volvo’s New Cloth Seats Are the Best Thing to Happen to Automotive Interior Design

Earlier this week, a wondrous thing happened: it came to light that Volvo’s upcoming (and extremely pretty) V60 wagon would come with the option to …

Want to remember your dreams? Make sure to take *this* vitamin before bed

If you’ve had one too many dreamless nights lately—or maybe you just tend to forget them the instant you wake up—there might be a way to start …

At-home CRISPR kit will diagnose you better than WebMD

CRISPR is moving out of the lab and into your home.<p>Mammoth Biosciences, a new biotech company co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna, is …

4 reasons why you should throw away all your supplements—and replace them with just one

Adding supplements to your wellness regimen feels like a logical trend to follow (healthy people must take lots of vitamins, right?). But before you …

The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment

This $2,500 DAC and headphone amplifier shines technically, but disappoints musically<p>The worst villain is usually the one whose motivations you can sympathize with and understand, someone redeemable that just went down the wrong path of pillaging the homes of innocent villagers. That’s basically …

Mexican Walking Fish may hold key to helping paralysed people walk again

An endangered salamander may hold the key to helping paralysed people walk again, scientists believe.<p>The axolotl, or Mexican salamander has the astonishing ability to regenerate limbs and even spinal cord if it has been injured.<p>But now a new study by the University of Minnesota in the US has …

Research

Too many people die from strokes because treatment is delayed

By Kevin Sheth<p>Recently, I cared for an 82-year-old grandfather who was having some trouble opening a jar of jelly. Twenty minutes later, the fork he was using fell out of his hand. Feeling tired, he lay down, and on waking four hours later, he and his wife discovered that his arm was flaccid. …

Medicine

There’s No Such Thing As A “Man’s Brain” Or A “Woman’s Brain”

In almost every episode of <i>Bones</i>, a show that followed a fictional forensic anthropologist on her adventures analyzing skeletons for the FBI, Dr. …

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

A technique based on genetic bar codes can easily map the connections of individual brain cells in unprecedented numbers. Unexpected complexity in …

Could omega-6 fatty acids help us live longer?

New research from Finland supports the idea that a diet rich in omega-6 fatty acids may protect us from premature death.<p>Scientists from the …

A Colorado Home Puts a Modern Twist on Farmhouse Living

Nestled among trees and apple orchards, this warm and inviting family home makes the most of its peaceful wooded plot.<p>Inspired by historic American farmhouses, this modern dwelling is sited at the base of the Rocky Mountain Foothills in West Boulder, Colorado. Designed by Boulder-based firm …

Living Rooms

Anxiety Is Inevitable if You Want to Live a Meaningful Life

Having something you perceive as meaningful comes with a host of benefits, but it also creates a fear of loss.<p>It's easy to buy in to the idea that living a meaningful life is the golden ticket to well-being. If we could just find the career path or relationship that aligned perfectly with our …

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

The Weirdest Thing About Quantum Physics

My post the other day about how classical rules emerge from quantum ones was spinning off from an NPR post by Adam Becker on quantum reality. The idea of the post is also based on something I’d been thinking about recently, in the process of revising my forthcoming book on quantum physics (due out …