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Halle Berry's Bizarre Multiple-Personality Movie Is Like The Olympics Of Acting

Frankie and Alice, which originally premiered in 2010, nabbed Halle Berry several award nominations for playing a stripper with multiple personalities, one of them white and racist. But, despite her overachieving attempt to win an Oscar, the film falls short.<p>Halle Berry got a Golden Globe …

The best iPhone apps for listening to music

The iPhone is, without doubt, the best device for listening to music. If you like to listen to music on your iPhone (and who doesn't?) it's probably …

9 recommendations to control high blood pressure - Futurity

New guidelines for managing high blood pressure contain nine recommendations and a treatment flow chart to help doctors treat patients with …

Diabetes

Life-hacking the brain: better living through science!

A simple little trick has the potential to improve the lot of both parents and inveterate party-goers. Just don't tell the European Medicines Agency<p>There is something that we all need. You can't touch it, you can't really see it, but you certainly know its effects and feel its loss. In fact, while …

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

New South Wales professor in US rolled back the key indicators of ageing to make two-year-old mice appear six months old<p>Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in …

Aspirin to treat aggression? The evidence isn't there yet

Headlines claiming aspirin can treat 'intermittent explosive disorder' are going beyond the evidence available, and might even put people at risk<p>The Telegraph front page on Thursday reported that aspirin could be a cure for intermittent explosive disorder. IED, characterised by bouts of extreme and …

Track patients addicted to prescription drugs, home affairs committee tells GPs

Report calls for immediate steps as it is revealed there are as many as 1.5 million people dependent on tranquillisers<p>GPs should start anonymously tracking patients addicted to prescription drugs in the face of estimates that there are as many as 1.5 million people dependent on tranquillisers, MPs …

Believe it or not, whole Earth has longest days at solstice-time

The 2017 December solstice will arrive on December 21, at 16:28 UTC. That’s 10:28 a.m. CST for the Central time zone in North America. For us in the …

Read the message your dog sends with his tail

Tail-wagging is a reflection of what’s happening in your dog’s brain. Learn to read your dog’s tail signals, and you’ll know if he’s happy … or …

Astronomy

Angelina Didn't Help Educate People About Breast Cancer Risk

Remember when Angelina Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer? The Hollywood star revealed her experience in <i>The New York Times</i> in May.<p>Her story got a lot of people talking about preventive mastectomies. But it didn't do much to increase people's understanding …

Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays

When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual<p>X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had anycavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool, representing a small speck …

Making Someone Love You: Science vs. the Supernatural

Michael Busby is a Houston-area lawyer who has just filed a lawsuit against self-described psychic Melena Thorn, alleging that Thorn defrauded him of $2,700, which he gave to her in cash with the promise that the money would be "cleansed" and returned to him, at which point he was to put the money …

Her Is the Smartest Movie About Artificial Intelligence In Years

Either Spike Jonze is intentionally coy, or he really doesn’t care, one way or another, about science fiction cliches. That his new movie <i>Her</i> is the smartest, most thoughtful on-screen exploration of artificial intelligence (AI) in years appears to be a happy accident. Jonze didn’t consult with …

Hope for a Greener Future in 2014

Electronic and nuclear waste, fresh water degradation, and organic agriculture are among the major environmental issues Epoch Times will explore as …

FYI: Can Staying Positive Extend Your Life?

Maybe, but no one has ever proved it.<p>The belief that optimism can keep you alive—or at least stave off cancer—gained traction after the release of a study in the Lancet medical journal in 1979. The study followed six dozen recovering breast-cancer patients for five years. Researchers found that …

Cutting carbs isn't a cure-all for brain disease

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the bestselling book, <i>Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain's Silent Killers</i>, says everything you know about food is wrong. According to Perlmutter, the carbohydrates you eat every day are destroying your brain, gluten is as …

Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity

After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.

7 more grams of fiber cuts heart disease risk - Futurity

Even small increases in the amount of daily fiber can lower the risk of both cardiovascular and coronary heart disease, new research suggests.

Criticising popular things: why is it so popular?

That popular thing that everyone likes, that entertains many while causing no discernible harm or inconvenience? Well, it’s actually a very bad thing, and therefore anyone who likes it is, by proxy, a terrible person. But why are so many people compelled to point such a thing out, in defiance of …

How Ultrasound Became the Newest Weapon Against Stroke

Even the best methods doctors have today for treating the most common strokes won't help most patients. In the race to find a better way, some scientists are using ultrasound to find and track strokes before they happen and treat them afterward.<p><b>Ischemic strokes, caused by blood clots</b> that can …

Medicine

Could Pot Help Veterans With PTSD? Brain Scientists Say Maybe

<b>Listen · 4:01</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Veterans who smoke marijuana to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder may be onto something. There's growing evidence that pot can affect brain circuits involved in PTSD.<p>Experiments in animals show that tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that …

Misgivings over the pardon of Alan Turing

Many people will welcome the granting of a retrospective royal pardon to Alan Turing, and there can be no doubt that those who have campaigned for one have been well-intentioned and moved by perfectly understandable feelings. But Andrew Hodges is absolutely right in his criticism (Report, 24 …

8 Ways Jellyfish Are Awesome And Terrifying

Awesomely terrifying, or terrifyingly awesome?<p>The jellyfish is a fascinating creature. Floating lazily along in the ocean current resembling plastic bags, the gelatinous zooplankton seem to do little more than add a colorful glow to our aquariums and occasionally give swimmers a reason to urinate …

Water's speed in cells may hold clues to Alzheimer's - Futurity

Water in a cell slows down in the tightest confines between proteins and develops the ability to affect other proteins much farther away, say …

New drugs to come from cone snail venom? - Futurity

The extinction of cone snails—and their venom—could mean the loss a yet-undiscovered reservoir of pharmaceuticals.

How a retrovirus can kick-start brain repair - Futurity

A retrovirus regenerates neurons after a brain injury and in Alzheimer's models. The method may lead to therapies for an array of neurological …

What do compassionate doctors say? - Futurity

Researchers recorded and analyzed doctor-patient conversations to determine what compassion sounds like. The findings may lead to better medical …