Mithiksha Kooragamage

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The tantalizing links between gut microbes and the brain

Neuroscientists are probing the idea that intestinal microbiota might influence brain development and behaviour.<p>Nearly a year has passed since …

Neuroscience

PullClean: The Agency of Design's Response to Keeping Hospital Visits Hygienic

You may remember The Agency of Design from our story on designing with energy, as told by the group's co-founder Richard Gilbert. Just as the …

Employment

How to Snipe Out Your Best Photographs Ever

You load ammo into your camera, aim at your subject, and <i>fire</i>. You are a shooter. Strangely, the way most photographers shoot is vastly different than …

U.S. Marines

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

The recent study which “confirms” the differences between male and female brains has been roundly criticised by neuroscientists. However, there are some genuine differences that cannot be denied<p>Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard …

This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman …

Child taken from womb by caesarean then put into care

Exclusive: a court order was obtained against a woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and for her child to be taken from her womb by caesarean section<p>A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section prior to the child being taken into care.<p>Mid-Essex NHS Trust obtained …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

Health Care

Pictures of the Week 11.29.13

The 2013 Adventurers of the Year

Over the past year, highly organized, well-funded teams pulled off an astounding number of firsts, sending a Hollywood director to the deepest spot in the ocean, landing a drone on Mars, and equipping a skydive from the edge of space. Presented here are our adventurers of the year. Enjoy!<p>Run Your …

Key West

“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4

“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. Of course it’s a mix of 3d rendering with model cars, but who cares? It’s amazing! The full interview with the artist can be found here: http://bit.ly/180F8zJ Also, be sure to sign up for www.thecollectionroom.com and post your diecast car collection!

Can A Smart Beehive Network Of Open-Source Hives Help Stop The Bee Apocalypse?

The Open Source Beehives Project aims to lower the barriers to backyard beekeeping with simple, low-cost hive designs. With bees dying by the millions, they need to spread the buzz.<p>Bees have been dying in the millions–and that’s a problem, because we really need bees. Up to 100 crops (worth an …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

New mothers and fathers to get right to share 50 weeks of looking after baby

Fathers will be able to share up to 50 weeks of parental leave with their partners, under new family friendly laws being announced by Nick Clegg<p>New parents will also be able to divide their time off into as many extended breaks as they want as long as their employers agree, after a Coalition tussle …

Brain anatomy separates Asperger's from learning disability - Futurity

Anatomical evidence shows brains of children with nonverbal learning disability,considered a pseudo diagnosis, may develop differently than other …

The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

141<p>SHARES<p>A few years ago, Gene Robinson, of Urbana, Illinois, asked some associates in southern Mexico to help him kidnap some 1,000 newborns. For …

Mental Health

Cardiologists recommend wider use of statin drugs

Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs to about 70 million.<p>The new …

The next global pandemic is somewhere out there. The challenge is to stop it

The threat from a modern global epidemic is real - especially in a connected world<p>Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at the centre of Cao Lanh city's market, a woman is doing a brisk trade in selling rats for food. Two cages …

Sexual Assault & Traveling: How to Overcome

A few years ago while traveling through Argentina, I had a couple of terrible experiences that almost made me abandon traveling all together.<p>I was sexually assaulted. Twice. In some of the oddest circumstances, that I still can't really wrap my head around.<p>The first was a friend of a friend.<p>There …

Buenos Aires