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Healthful eating is smart way to sustain brain power, study finds

It's official, no matter where you live: Healthful eating is among the best ways to protect your aging brain against slippage. Conversely, a diet that skimps on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and includes lots of fried foods, red meat and alcohol is highly likely to pave a road to …

Where Will Doomed Russian Spacecraft Fall? Experts Can Only Guess

Round and round it goes, but exactly where a failed Russian space cargo ship will fall to Earth on this week is a guessing game.<p>On April 28, Russia's uncrewed Progress 59 supply ship streaked into orbit atop a Soyuz launcher, intended to dock with the International Space Station. But shortly after …

Space Exploration

Low breastfeeding rates help fuel epidemic of child obesity

One in four children is now overweight or obese, but breastfeeding has been shown to protect against excessive weight gain<p>Low breastfeeding rates are fuelling the epidemic of childhood obesity, health experts have warned, as new figures show Britain has one of the worst rates in Europe.<p>Nearly a …

Warning: transcranial direct current stimulation can do your head in

People have been doing it for more than 100 years, but it turns out that zapping your brain with an electric current might not be too good for your IQ<p><b>Name:</b> Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).<p><b>Age:</b> Available, in one form or another, for well over 100 years.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Homemade, …

The Brain

5 Of The Most Horrifying Mouths In Nature

You didn't want to sleep tonight, right?<p>Today, researchers published a study in the journal <i>Palaeontology</i> that they had discovered the structure of the microscopic teeth of an animal that lived 500 million years ago. This wouldn't ordinarily be news outside the paleontology* community, except that …

Zoology

Meet Loki, your closest-known prokaryote relative

Deep in hydrothermal vents beneath the Arctic Ocean, scientists have discovered an organism that sheds fresh light on the evolutionary link between simple and complex cellular life.<p>The microbe and its relatives known as Lokiarchaeota, described in the journal Nature, are single-celled critters with …

Fla. Governor Leaves Meeting With U.S. Health Secretary Empty-Handed

Florida Gov. Rick Scott paid a high-stakes visit to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, in hopes of persuading the Obama administration to continue a program that sends more than $1 billion in federal funds to Florida each year to help reimburse hospitals for the costs of caring for the state's poor. …

Health Care

Searching for Clues to Mystery of Ancient Americans

Among the things they left behind are beautiful ruins, a gorgeously woven basket and a nearly impossible to get to granary on a cliff.<p>David Roberts is a well-known mountaineer who made the first ascents of some of Alaska’s most challenging peaks. For his new book, <i>The Lost World Of The Old Ones:</i> …

Archaeology

Take a Fresh Peek at Virgin Galactic's Next SpaceShipTwo

Six months after the fatal breakup of the first SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, Virgin Galactic is providing a progress report on the construction of SpaceShipTwo Tail No. 2. The company said engineers are working three shifts, spanning days, nights and weekends, to put the structure together.<p>"Soon, we …

Space Travel

Hollywood: A boys' club no longer?

The producers of major blockbusters – including the Star Wars and Marvel films – are looking to draw in the female audience more than ever, reports Tom Brook.<p>Have you looked around when buying a ticket at the cinema recently? If you have you may have noticed the gender gap is shrinking. Women are …

Box Office