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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> …

Imaging

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

Mushrooms Are Magic for Women Trying to Lose Weight

Want to lose weight? Load up on mushrooms.<p>A preliminary study from the Department of Nutrition Science at the University of Buffalo indicates that …

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3 Weird Things Sugar Does To Your Brain

They're definitely not so sweet.<p>It's no secret that eating tons of sugar can lead to weight gain—or that too much of the sweet stuff can make you go kind of haywire. In fact, a recent animal study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> found that sugar consumption may induce cognitive dysfunction.<p>But even though …

Weird

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

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.<p>The study …

For a better mood, dim the lights at night

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Routine exposure to bright light at night may increase our risk of depression and learning issues, experiments with mice …

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

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 changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

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>risk of stomach and brain bleeds<p>In the statement, the FDA explained that ingesting aspirin on a regular basis isn't …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

Carlotta Gall's new book opens in 2006, when undercover Pakistani intelligence agents punched her in the face, after breaking into her hotel room and confiscating her phone and computer.<p>It's just one example of how risky her job — covering Afghanistan for <i>The New York Times</i> — has been. Gall writes …

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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 …

Medicine

'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 …

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?

This upward trend can no longer be rationalized as a product of "better diagnosing" -- environmental factors almost certainly are playing a role.<p>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 …

The Brain

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 …