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Process that turns 'good cholesterol' bad discovered

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered the process by which high-density lipoprotein (HDL) – the so-called "good cholesterol" – becomes …

R.I.P., Stethoscope?

With the rise of efficient and inexpensive handheld ultrasound devices, physicians are preparing to permanently lay their stethoscopes to rest.<p><b>We are gathered here to mourn the loss of</b> the stethoscope. Once the very emblem of a physician, stethoscopes served healthcare professionals for almost 200 …

Aging brains need 'chaperone' proteins

(Medical Xpress)—The word "chaperone" refers to an adult who keeps teenagers from acting up at a dance or overnight trip. It also describes a type of …

An Aging Brain Is Still Pretty Smart

It may be slower, but it has a wealth of information to draw from.<p>A few years ago, Michael Ramscar, a linguistics researcher at the University of Tübingen in Germany, came across a paper saying that cognitive decline starts as early as age 45. He was 45 himself and felt he hadn't yet peaked. He …

How Meditation Can Make You A Better Leader

<i>Business schools have a role to play in creating self-aware leaders, not just technically competent managers</i><p>When I was a CEO, I learned what it was to be a decision-maker, never able to switch off, always on the move and always on the phone. I’ve founded and run four companies during my career, one …

Dopamine and Teenage Logic

Young minds are often portrayed as stews of hormones and impulse; but the decisions they make are often deeply rational and deserving of greater consideration.<p>I once counseled a 17-year-old, I’ll call her Katey, who admitted that she had planned to get “completely smashed” at a school-related …

How crystal 'eyes' won the Nobel prize – 100 years ago

In a week in which the Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to Peter Higgs and François Englert for predicting the existence of a mass-giving particle that cannot be seen and so needed to be detected indirectly, it is nice to be able to announce the release of a short film that celebrates the …

6 Things You Should Know About the Fermentation Trend

<i>First appeared on Food Riot, by Amanda Feifer</i><p>Do you hear that buzzing sound? It might be the sound of everyone talking about fermentation. Or maybe it's the pressure being released from my crock of sauerkraut. Nope, it's definitely people talking about fermented foods. If you want to be in on the …

Material(ist) Girl: A Philosopher Argues Against the Soul

<i>In his playful review here on RD, Andrew Aghapour writes that Patricia Churchland’s latest book essentially asks two questions, each of which poses a</i> …

Scientists accidentally make ‘impossible material’ Upsalite - the world’s most efficient water absorber

It is so difficult to make that the researchers who first discovered it called it the “impossible material”.<p>Now a century later, a team of Swedish …

Shakespeare defined our concept of nothingness

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>“If it be nothing I shall not need spectacles”<p>Daniel Tammet<p>August 4, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Thinking in Numbers”<p>Few things, to judge by his works, so fascinated William Shakespeare as the presence of absence: the lacuna where there ought to be abundance — of will, or …

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …

Are school science practicals a complete waste of time?

"For many children, what goes on in the laboratory contributes little to their understanding of science". This was the damning conclusion of Dr Derek …

29 Pasta Salads To Chill Out With This Summer

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Sara Kate makes this salad whenever she travels by air; it's almost always the same formula but never the same salad twice. It's meant to clear the refrigerator, but also has nutrition and flavor in mind. GET THE RECIPE: Airplane Salad with Greens, Grains, and Seeds - http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-airplane-salad-recipes-from-the-kitchn-190533

30 Bits of Wisdom for the Class of 2013

It’s graduation season, and that means platitudes are parading out the mouths of notable speakers everywhere. Every year, speakers spew the same old …

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Million-Neuron Artificial Brain Works In Real Time

A smaller, cheaper, faster brain model<p>This new computer model of a brain has one million neurons and works just as fast as a live brain does.<p>There are other brain models, run on supercomputers, that are much bigger. IBM's SyNAPSE, for example, modeled 530 billion neurons last November. (That's more …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Meet Dr. Dustin Cohen: the Yeezy-wearing dentist who designs #influencer-grade smiles.<p>By Alexandra Pechman2 days agoView More<p>GQ Style<p>All the …

How Humans Have Seen the World, Through Data - The Atlantic

PBS <i>Off Book</i> explains the long history of info visualization.<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.

Boys Killed Pets to Become Warriors in Early Russia

In Russia, dismembered dogs point to ancient initiation rite.<p><b>At first, archaeologists Dorcas Brown and David Anthony were deeply puzzled. While excavating the Bronze Age site of Krasnosamarkskoe in Russia's Volga region, they unearthed the bones of at least 51 dogs and 7 wolves. All the animals had</b> …

Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Language is so deeply embedded in almost every aspect of the way we interact with the world that it's hard to imagine what it would be like not to …

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Nobel Prize Rockets Stem Cell Program to New Heights

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD<p>Stem cell science blasted across front pages worldwide when Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology …

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'Killer robots' pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned

"Killer robots" that could attack targets autonomously without a human pulling the trigger pose a threat to international stability and should be …

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Trust in science would be improved by study pre-registration

In an ideal world, scientific discoveries would be independent of what scientists <i>wanted</i> to discover. A good researcher would begin with an idea, …