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L-Theanine: Everything You Need To Know About This Plant-Based Powerhouse

Have we found and isolated the secret ingredient that gives tea its powerfully calming-yet-focused effect?<p>L- theanine might be the closest thing …

Brainwaves

Intelligence in the Brain: Conversation With Neuroscientist Rogier Kievit

Rogier Kievit is currently a PhD student at the department of methodology at the University of Amsterdam. He studies psychological constructs from …

The Brain

14 Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory

Everyone has moments of forgetfulness from time to time, especially when life gets busy.<p>While this can be a completely normal occurrence, having a …

Wellness

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Creativity

Scientists found a way to postpone cell death

A team of scientists from MSU and the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of Russian Academy of Sciences (located in Pushchino) …

More than crunches: 7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating …

New drug ‘reverses damage caused by alcoholism’

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reverse the damage caused by heavy alcohol consumption.<p>Their studies in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 …

What Makes Some of Us Left-Handed? Hint: Nobody Knows

A neuroscientist (and a lefty himself) offers a short but meaty survey of the science, sociology, and enduring mysteries of handedness.<p>All human …

Stone Age

Problematic alcohol use linked to reduced hippocampal volume

Problematic alcohol use — that is, drinking that is accompanied by unpleasant consequences — is associated with a smaller hippocampus in the brain, …

Neuroscience

What happens in your brain when you make a memory?

The creation of memories is an automatic, unconscious activity, but there is a very complex process underlying this action.<p>Memories are formed by the …

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

Time Management

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity | Inc.com

If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on a trail and make friends with some trees. That's because time in nature literally changes brain …

Humanity

Scientists Finally Know Why Sleep Deprivation Leads to Mental Sluggishness

Scientists didn’t know why the sleep deprived experienced cognitive lapses, until now.<br>Read More

Sleep

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Cancer Cells

Little-known drug keeps climbers’ minds sharp at high altitude

A so-called “smart drug” intended to boost cognitive performance also seems to protect the brain from altitude sickness, according to a military …

Science Explains Why Chocolate May Be the Key to a More Successful Career | Inc.com

If the tantalizing taste wasn't reason enough for you to go crazy over chocolate, then here is another one. A team of researchers in Rome discovered there is a clear link between ingestion of a pure element (cocoa flavonoids) found in chocolate and cocoa and improved cognitive brain function.<p>The …

Holistic Medicine

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

The Brain

The One Supplement a Neuroscientist Wants You to Take

There's no shortage of supplements that are marketed as crucial to your health and well-being, but knowing how to discern between them takes serious …

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

Genetics

Building a space sim in a post-No Man's Sky world

There's ambition and then there's this; sheer naked madness, seemingly matched to some kind of genius. Dual Universe is an impossible game - …

How The 2016 Nobel Prize In Medicine Relates To Michael J. Fox (And You)

Today, Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking work in what’s called “autophagy”. News reports from all over the world have already explained the science. Autophagy is a process — it’s how the cells inside your body destroy and …

Nobel Prize

In op-ed, Jorge Ramos says it was his journalistic duty to confront Donald Trump | Fox News

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos took to the station's website to defend his headline-grabbing confrontation with presidential candidate Donald Trump at a press conference this week.<p>The essay comes a few days after Trump dismissed Ramos from his press conference after the anchor shouted questions out …

Donald Trump

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Vaccine Prevents Hundreds Of Cases Of Malaria During Experiment

It’s not 100 percent effective, but it’s the best solution out there<p>In 2013, almost 600,000 people died of malaria, a disease caused by a parasite passed to humans through mosquito bites. But these deaths--mostly among children in Africa--are preventable. For years researchers have been working on …

RNA catalogue reveals key to brown fat - Futurity

New research on brown fat's regulation in mice could give researchers and weight-loss companies a therapeutic target for obesity.

Weight Loss

Secret Air Force Space Plane Gets Darth Vader-Style Engine

For secret reasons, like turning in secret directions<p>The Air Force’s secret robot space plane is going to try out a new engine. The X-37B has so far spent a total of 1367 days tooling around in Earth’s orbit, doing classified things. Yesterday, the Air Force Research Lab announced that on its …

Nobel Prize winner's theory tested in Baja California Sur - Futurity

Researchers used a framework created by Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom to develop sustainability profiles for 12 regions in Baja California Sur.

California