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Sex-specific changes in cerebral blood flow begin at puberty, study finds

so are you stupid or illiterate?<br>which one?<p>FFS,THIS is ONE reason why you are considered a pseudoscience hack: your ignorance of your field …

'No such thing' as left or right brained people

<b>We have all heard references to people being a "left-brained" or "right-brained" thinker. But researchers from the University of Utah say their</b> …

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

It's the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it's all bunk.<p>Popular culture …

The Brain

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Brain

Photo Credit: Dreamstime<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Brain matter<p>Throughout history, the human brain has been remarkably good at dismissing itself. Everyone from …

University of Wisconsin

Mushrooms Are Magic for Women Trying to Lose Weight

Throw a few extra mushrooms in tonight’s dinner—a new study shows they help you lose weight and exercise longer.<p>Want to lose weight? Load up on …

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3 Weird Things Sugar Does To Your Brain

<b>It Increases Cravings</b><br>According to a 2013 study published in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i>, sugar lights up your brain's reward center, potentially increasing junk food cravings. So of course you eat more sugar and then continue to crave the sweet stuff. It's a vicious cycle…<p><b>It May Hurt</b> …

Six of My Favorite Quotes From Thrive

"True understanding is to see the events of life in this way: "You are here for my benefit, though rumor paints you otherwise." And everything is turned to one's advantage when he greets a situation like this: You are the very thing I was looking for. Truly whatever arises in life is the right …

Our brains sync up when speech is predictable - Futurity

Our brain activity is more like that of people we're listening to when we can predict what they're going to say, report neuroscientists.

The Brain

For a better mood, dim the lights at night - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Routine exposure to bright light at night may increase our risk …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Guy Bourdin's Dirty Polaroid Collection

—KRISTA PRESTEK<p><b>More photos after the jump.</b><p>_In stores now: _Guy Bourdin: Polaroids, <i>published by Editions Xavier Barral, distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, $49.95.</i>

Google Drive update officially removes document editing

We knew it was coming and now it’s here. Today, Google rolled out a new version of Drive for Android that removes document editing from the cloud-storage application. This change in direction is an immediate follow up to Google’s new trio of productivity apps that released last month. If you still …

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

New iOS apps and games: Gruff Rhys American Interior, Star Wars Journeys, Pixel Press Floors, Google Docs and more<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games to have emerged on Apple's App Store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have …

Pinterest Joins Other Social Giants, Provides First Transparency Report

Pinterest on Friday unveiled the company's first transparency report, a document detailing the number of information requests Pinterest received in …

Marvel’s iPhone App Turns Sketches Into Tappable Mobile App “Prototypes”

Marvel, a UK startup founded last year by ex-employees of Enpocket (acquired by Nokia), is on a mission: to put creating a mobile app “prototype” within the reach of almost anybody.<p>The company’s first offering, built on top of Dropbox, lets you turn sketches, wireframes, and Photoshop files synced …

Chui is a smart doorbell that can recognize faces and play custom greetings for your guests

If you thought DoorBot was cool, you should check out Chui — it takes the “smart doorbell” concept to a whole new level. It’s definitely not the …

Smart Homes

Don't use aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, FDA warns

Going against years of widely dispensed advice, the FDA warned the public in a statement yesterday that most people shouldn't take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, Bloomberg reports.<p>In the statement, the FDA explained that ingesting aspirin on a regular basis isn't recommended to people who have …

The Problem with Rogue Microbial Factions and Antibiotic Resistance

Extremism is a common problem in the world. Made up of factions of rogue individuals whose methods and actions considered outside the norm, they exist amidst the fringes of society. While this may relate to the human world, this is the reality of the bacterial universe and its population …

Biology

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is.<p>Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants. What to do? The answer to date has often been more and different drugs.<p>But transcranial …

American Psychiatric Association

Why Meetings Feel Like They Take Forever - and How to Fight That

Indoor gardening: quirky ways to bring nature inside

Not got much outdoor space? Never fear - become a house gardener instead with these seven eye-catching projects<p>A creative wall<p>Tillandsia or air plants are such unusual plants but they are surprisingly easy to maintain, even though they look very different from the bright green plants we’re used to …

Broad billed hummingbird (female)

Science's Latest Efforts To Make Addiction-Proof Painkillers

You have to disentangle the pain relief effects from the euphoric ones.<p>Can you make prescription painkillers addiction-proof? <i>Popular Science</i> asked this question one year ago. At the time, researchers had just gathered enough evidence that a new formulation of OxyContin, released without fanfare in …

'Provocative' Research Turns Skin Cells Into Sperm

Scientists reported Thursday they had figured out a way to make primitive human sperm out of skin cells, an advance that could someday help infertile men have children.<p>"I probably get 200 emails a year from people who are infertile, and very often the heading on the emails is: Can you help me?" …

The Greatest Dietary Guidance? If It Gets Cold, Reheat It!

A column entitled "The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease" appeared in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> on Saturday, May 3. To spare you any guessing about where this is headed, I'll tell you right away: The column itself was pretty darn questionable.<p>The article starts off very …

Peer-Reviewed

The Link Between Hearing Loss And This Health Issue Will Surprise You

Staying socially active and engaged with friends and family is important as people age, and hearing well is crucial to making that happen. New research from Johns Hopkins shows that hearing loss is associated not only with a range of physical problems, but also mental health problems such as social …

Taking Our Seat: The Bahamas On the World Stage

<i>This piece was originally published on Mindthis.</i><p>This year I wore the badge of being one of the first Caribbean Global Shapers to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Latin America with pride. However in attending this forum I soon realized that I was the only representative from my country in …

Autism Is Not Preventable -- Or Is It?

Imagine there is an outbreak of an infectious disease that could damage your child's brain for life. Wouldn't you want to know everything possible about how to prevent exposure to that disease? You'd surely make any sacrifice necessary to protect your child, and if your doctors weren't 100 percent …

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Teen Arrested With Loaded Gun In Vagina: Cops

Cops say a Tennessee teen who got arrested for driving with a suspended license on Monday had a surprise in store for police.<p>When a female corrections officer at Kingsport jail performed a search on 19-year-old Dallas Archer, she allegedly discovered an "unknown object" lodged in the young woman's …