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7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Turkey is paying a high price for its double standards over ISIS

First, the good news. After months of dithering, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given his approval for America to use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey to mount air strikes against Islamic State (Isil) positions across the border in Syria.<p>Nearly a year after coalition planes …

Middle East

Remembering Amy Winehouse

After watching “Amy,” the documentary by director Asif Kapadia about the late singer Amy Winehouse, W’s fashion market editor recalls the key elements to the star’s signature style.

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

The Secret to Model Perfect Hair

Supermodels like Chrissy Teigen, Jourdan Dunn, and Caroline Trentini share the hair care rules they live by.

Hair

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What is the solstice?<p>Armed pastor who stopped gunman says he's traumatized<p>Arrests made for selfies near Hawaii volcano<p>Man tries paying waitress with …

How do common medications influence moral decisions?

Can drugs change our morals? My colleagues and I recently addressed this question in a study carried out at University College London. We gave healthy people the opportunity to earn money by delivering painful electric shocks to either themselves or others, and investigated how common medications …

Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

Educational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of explaining how we learn. But the jury is still out on whether it’s useful for classroom practice<p>No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of …

Teaching

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.

Heroin use has dramatically increased across the U.S., spreading to groups it hadn't previously reached, and deaths from overdose have soared, according to a new federal report released Tuesday.<p>Heroin deaths nearly quadrupled in the decade between 2002 and 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

4 things you should know about the FBI’s mysterious, high-tech surveillance planes

The FBI's surveillance planes are supposedly used only to support the agency's operations on the ground, the AP reports. But in recent months, news outlets (namely the Washington Post and the AP ) tracked some of these planes closely and found they made repeated trips over nearly a dozen U.S. …

Surveillance

Twitter loved Apple's WWDC keynote say Oxford academics

TheySay, a sentiment analysis startup spun out from Oxford University and founded by the institution’s Professor of Computational Linguistics and one of its leading researchers, claims Twitter loved Apple’s WWDC keynote.<p>Dr Karo Moilanen, co-founder and CTO of TheySay, explains its methodology:<p>We …

Is Iowa Over?

The caucus state fears it won't be a kingmaker in 2016.<p>There is angst here in Iowa. How couldn’t there be? Yes, farmers in the state are worried about the millions of chickens and turkeys dying thanks to an Avian Flu strain devastating birds like never before. But the real angst—the worry lurking …

17 Iconic Music Couples and The Songs They Inspired

From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe"...<p>From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe," we're looking at the most prominent couples in the music industry and the hits inspired by their love <i>and</i> heartbreak.

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

Public Health

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.<p>The combination of sunlight and waves helped evaporate …

Rats act selflessly to save each other from harm

A study has found our least favourite rodents are not so dirty after all, as they choose to help each other over eating chocolate<p>Here’s something to warm the heart. Scientists have found animals displaying great empathy, even forgoing selfish advantage to help others. Specifically, rats.<p>Not the …