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8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More

<b>1. Work your memory</b>.​<p>Twyla Tharp, a NYC-based renowned choreographer has come up with the following memory workout: when she watches one of her …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

Which Is It? Hurricane, Typhoon Or Tropical Cyclone?

What's the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon and a cyclone? Nothing more than location.<p>As Super Typhoon Haiyan slams into the Philippines, we here at the Two-Way found ourselves revisiting old ground about the nature of tropical storms. In case you need a refresher (as we did), here is the …

Big Pic: Super Typhoon Haiyan, As Seen From Space

This might be the strongest one to make landfall in history.<p>The Philippines was hit with a super typhoon today. With waves as high as 15 feet and winds estimated as strong as 195 mph (and 235 mph gusts), typhoon Haiyan could be the strongest tropical cyclone in history—depending on which metrics …

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center.

Flaws of Gravity

Even the idlest stroll through Cambridge, England, calls to mind a pantheon of great scientific minds, but none is greater than Isaac Newton, who revolutionized the world of “natural philosophy” while the rest of England was paralyzed by the plague. Reading an enlightening new biography by Peter …

How to spot a murderer's brain

Do your genes, rather than upbringing, determine whether you will become a criminal? Adrian Raine believed so – and breaking that taboo put him on collision course with the world of science<p>In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His …

These Two Insects Have Been At It For 165 Million Years

A great find for science!<p>Warning: ancient insect porn. Scientists in northeastern China have discovered the oldest fossil record of insect sex (insex?), in the form of a pair of froghoppers in an eternal embrace. Froghoppers are little bugs, still around today, that hop from plant to plant like a …

What do parrots do when their human travels?

Yep, it's true: I am leaving my parrots behind to visit London<p>I am traveling this week, so I thought you might enjoy seeing a demonstration of what my parrots do when I am gone.<p>[Video link]<p>For those who are interested, I am visiting London to attend the Royal Society's Young People's science book …

Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam, pushes into China, today

Typhoon Haiyan is about to hit Vietnam and China. Meanwhile, another disturbance could affect the Philippines by the middle of the week. Not good!<p>The …

Weather

Scared of the dentist? This is why, say neuroscientists

Unravelling how brain reacts to the sounds of dentists' drills could help scientists put anxious patients more at ease<p>The whir of a dentist's drill might bring on the shakes and a racing heart, but what happens in the brain has long been a mystery.<p>Now researchers in Japan believe they are closer to …

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Mental Health

Scientists develop nanoscale 'train set' controlled by DNA

Microscopic system uses protein called kinesin to move 'cargo' of molecules of green dye along short DNA strands<p>A nanoscale 'train set' powered by microscopic motors and controlled by DNA has been developed by scientists.<p>The system can construct its own network of tracks spanning tens of …

Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Largest study yet into genetics of Alzheimer's disease identifies double the previous number of genes associated with disorder<p>Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the …

Where did syphilis come from?

Did Columbus bring the disease back with him from the New World, or was it in Europe all along? Katherine Wright, winner of the Wellcome Trust science writing prize 2013, investigates<p>Last month, Katherine Wright was awarded the Wellcome Trust science writing prize at a ceremony at the Observer's …