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Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

Immune System

Dim the lights if you need to make a big decision - Futurity

Human emotions, whether they are positive or negative, are felt more intensely under bright lights.

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap.<p>Dogs always seem to know when you're upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?<p>Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to …

Protein discovery may lead to hepatitis C vaccine - Futurity

Scientists have determined the structure of a hepatitis C surface protein, a finding that could lead to a vaccine to halt the spread of the deadly …

How to crush a man's pride - hold a door open for him

Holding doors open for men is likely to clash with their masculine identity and leave them deflated, psychologists claim<p>If a man wants to bring a rival down a peg or two, he simply has to hold the door open for him.<p>While the gesture of goodwill might be seen as gentlemanly when it is done for a …

Psychology

Can stem cells make old muscles strong again? - Futurity

Using stem cells may be a way to restore strength to damaged skeletal muscles in the elderly, a new study shows.

Stem Cells

How to reach the magic number on the pedometer

Now, how to get to 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day?<p>Experts advise sprinkling activity throughout the day. So here's just one strategy:<p>1. Strap on the fitness tracker immediately after waking.<p>2. Make it a point to look at your fitness tracker every hour on the hour, beginning one hour after you …

Fitness trackers worth checking out

Fitness trackers are all the rage. But how to choose one?<p>First off, know what you're looking for. Fitness trackers and pedometers are great for walkers and runners but not as adept if, say, you're a swimmer or cyclist. And if you are not a gadget geek, save yourself the grief and go for a simple …

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

The Brain

U.S. Air Force reveals ‘neighborhood watch' spy satellite program | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The United States plans to launch a pair of satellites to keep tabs on spacecraft from other countries orbiting 22,300 miles above the planet, as well as to track space debris, the head of Air Force Space Command said.<p>The previously classified Geosynchronous …

Harvard researchers look to termites as inspiration for autonomous building robots

Termites may be among the most repellent and invasive insects on the planet, but they've also provided the inspiration for a set of swarm-based construction robots designed by a group of Harvard researchers. The TERMES robot project is based on the behavior of actual termites: while the insects may …

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

A Winter Fruit Cobbler that Can't Not Succeed

This pear and dried cherry cobbler from Dan Kluger is a sweet brunch special you can't mess up.<p>When you hear the word "proofing," do you think theorems, axioms, mathematical deduction? Are rolling pins most useful as a tool for chasing after irritating spouses? Is a <i>bain-marie</i> something that best …

Baking

Happy Hour | Avocado-Cilantro Margarita

Avocados are in high season right now and you’ll find them piled up front and center in most supermarkets. So we’re celebrating the bounty with this offbeat twist on the ubiquitous margarita. This cocktail was created by Paolo Votano, proprietor of Oficina Latina in SoHo, NYC. “I used to introduce …

Tiki and Tropical Cocktail Recipes

These cocktails will transport you to the beach any time of year<p>With swizzle sticks, mini umbrellas, and generous amounts of rum, tiki drinks are a …

San Francisco

Bordeaux, Meritage, Super Tuscan & Claret: Do You Know the Difference?

As a sommelier in a steakhouse, I hear much commentary about red blends, but it seems as though there is a lot of confusion surrounding this style of …

Bordeaux

Paratroopers Deployed Against Venezuelan Protesters

Venezuela’s government on Thursday sent paratroopers to San Cristobal to further strengthen its crackdown on the over two-week-long nationwide street …

Utah, Colorado move to increase smoking age to 21

Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.<p>Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably on proposals Thursday to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18- to 20-year-olds, a move inspired …

Venezuela leader Nicolas Maduro seeks talks with Obama

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1055000/1055121_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524667211_2d43e4e722e095751395db0db050cd40<p><b>Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has invited US President Barack Obama to join him in talks aimed at resolving the problems between the two …

Venezuela

Obama to award 24 Medals of Honor

President Barack Obama will award 24 Medals of Honor in March to Army veterans, the White House announced Friday.<p>The recipients, who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, will be presented with the Medal of Honor in a ceremony to be held on March 18.<p>Of the men who will be …

Baby given CPR on side of Florida freeway is in stable condition - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Baby saved by roadside CPR in stable condition<p>Play Video - 2:31<p>Play Video - 2:31<p>More video<p>10:30 Sponsored Content Now PlayingMaxine Waters: Republicans ‘don’t have any guts’ on Trump<p>11:42 Sponsored Content Now PlayingMichael Avenatti: Trump threw …

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