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Street style tip of day: Denim on denim

To find out all the details about this outfit on With love from Kat, click here! <i><br>Girl On The Street highlights the very best of street style every day</i> …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

What Is Torture? Our Beliefs Depend In Part On Who's Doing It.

Researchers are studying how nations and individuals react when they given information that members of their own group have harmed other people, such as through torture. It takes some nimble thinking.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Now let's explore what we talk about when we talk about torture. This …

Antibiotic resistance: sometimes knowledge is not enough

If antibiotic resistance continues to spread, then the drugs we take for granted now will become ineffective within the next few decades. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, wasn’t exaggerating when she said it could herald the end of modern medicine, because without antibiotics, …

20 French Phrases You Should Be Using

As much as 30 percent of the English language—or roughly one in three English words—is believed to be derived directly from French. It’s a …

21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You're Quoting Shakespeare

William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily …

Literature

11 Surprising Facts About Gillian Anderson

From the obvious to the controversial to the mysterious, here are 11 places in the U.S. over which taking a plane just won’t fly.<p><b>1. George</b> …

No Fly Zone

Amgen ends trial for stomach-cancer drug due to increase in deaths

Biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it stopped clinical trials of an experimental stomach-cancer treatment due to an increase in patient deaths.<p>The Thousand Oaks-based company said Monday that an independent committee found a higher number of deaths among patients using a combination of rilotumumab, the …

Respiratory Health Starts Here

Inhale. Exhale. You take 15 to 20 breaths a minute—more than 20,000 breaths a day. With each one, oxygen travels through your bloodstream, fueling …

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With colleagues at University College London I addressed this question in a recent study. We were interested in quantifying how much people care about others, relative …

Are Telepathy Experiments Stunts or Science? - MIT Technology Review

Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains.<p>The projects, in …

Randy Schekman: first, a breakthrough in cell research. Now for one in publishing

There is a knock at the door early on in my interview with Nobel prize-winning cell biologist Randy Schekman at his office at the University of California, Berkeley, overlooking San Francisco Bay. The 2014 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine was announced in the early hours, California time, and …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

The invisible world of the bathroom isn't pretty — unless you're a microbe. After scanning the microbial zoo of four public restrooms recently, a team of researchers found a diverse swarm of characters that persisted for months despite regular cleaning of the facilities.<p>The goal of the study, …

Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. <i>This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>When someone does something utterly selfless, you might think, oh, they're just a …

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

A carnivorous plant has inspired an invention that may turn out to be a medical lifesaver.<p>Nepenthes, also known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, produce a superslippery surface that causes unfortunate insects that climb into the plant to slide to their doom.<p>Scientists at Harvard's Wyss …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>Ian Leslie<p>October 12, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as …

Is race genetic?

<b>(bikeriderlondon, Tarchyshnik Andrei via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Advances in genealogy and DNA analysis tell surprising and disturbing stories about the heritage we think we know<p>Laura Miller<p>October 12, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A bestselling European novelist, while on a recent American book tour, was …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Sleep

11 Essentials to Pack for a Smarter Road Trip

If you’re hitting the road for summer vacation, make sure you’re toting the right gear for a smooth, smart journey.<p>1. GPS Device<p>Having a portable one …

Do Dogs Get Jealous? New Study Says Yes

Just like how an older sibling might act out when a new baby joins the family, a new study from <i>PLOS ONE</i> suggests dogs get jealous when they perceive …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Sweet Honeysuckles

<i>Photograph by Flickr user Bob Travis</i>.<p>When I bought my first house, it came with a cement pond that the realtor didn’t even know about, because it was …

Health Care 101: How Doctors are Paid

As our nation struggles with the mind-boggling algebraic-like task of reigning in on health care expenditures while increasing provider access and high-quality medical care, provider payment structures are in flux between traditional payment methods and relatively new financial structures.<p>While I …