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Link Between Cognitive Decline Genes and Healthy Aging

Link Between Cognitive Decline Genes and Healthy Aging

An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or “Wellderly,” has revealed a higher-tha...

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Face of Neanderthal 'Altamura Man' Recreated

Face of Neanderthal 'Altamura Man' Recreated

The calcite-encrusted face of a Neanderthal who lived around 150,000 years ago has come alive as researchers reconstructed a hyper-realistic model of ...

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Hikaru Dorodango – The Delicate Japanese Art of Making Perfect Shiny Spheres Out of Dirt

Hikaru Dorodango – The Delicate Japanese Art of Making Perfect Shiny Spheres Out of Dirt

Hikaru Dorodango, which translates to ‘shiny dumpling’, is a relaxing Japanese art that involves crafting shiny spheres from dirt. Th...

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10 obscene ways to satisfy the munchies in Toronto

10 obscene ways to satisfy the munchies in Toronto

    Doritos Smash Bag  Everyday is 4/20 at Junked Food Co., a snack bar on Dundas West. And this Doritos smash bag is jus...

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Fish Eyed Lens Cuts Through the Dark

Fish Eyed Lens Cuts Through the Dark

Combining the best features of a lobster and an African fish, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have created an artificial eye that can ...

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Can A Protein Reverse Alzheimer’s Symptoms in One Week?

Can A Protein Reverse Alzheimer’s Symptoms in One Week?

Research co-led by the University of Glasgow has made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by sci...

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Can A Protein Reverse Alzheimer’s Symptoms in One Week?

Can A Protein Reverse Alzheimer’s Symptoms in One Week?

Research co-led by the University of Glasgow has made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by sci...

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Reproducing Long Lasting Effects of Stress on Memory

Reproducing Long Lasting Effects of Stress on Memory

A group of researchers at Osaka University, succeeded in reproduction of the same phenomenon as memory consolidation by using organotypic slice cultur...

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Ruby-red seadragon species spotted in the wild for the first time

Ruby-red seadragon species spotted in the wild for the first time

ere are rubies in the sea. Not gemstones, but ruby-colored seadragons that have been spotted in the wild for the first time, in the waters off West...

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The Gateway to the Brain

The Gateway to the Brain

the brain. Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) have derived a structural model of a transporter at the blood-brain barrier called Mf...

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More Than 40 Percent of Retired NFL Players Had Brain Injuries

More Than 40 Percent of Retired NFL Players Had Brain Injuries

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI sc...

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Seen That Before: What Causes Déjà Vu?

Seen That Before: What Causes Déjà Vu?

Glitches in the brain or a glimpse into the future? You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarit...

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Video: Can Space Elevators Actually Work?

Video: Can Space Elevators Actually Work?

Space elevators fascinate me. They've been a subject of debate since the late 1890s when Konstantin Tsiolkovsky proposed the first version of...

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MAPS: Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

MAPS: Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, M.D, interviews MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., and Acid Test author Tom Shroder about past and pr...

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Small-brained ravens are just as clever as chimps

Small-brained ravens are just as clever as chimps

Ravens have the same level of self-control as chimpanzees despite having tiny brains, a new study has found. This provides strong evidence that i...

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How to Lose Weight For Real!

How to Lose Weight For Real!

We all have gotten this article before.  We've all seen the fad diets, the nutritional supplements, the concerns for your thyroid gland and s...

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Inside the Spark-Filled Home of a Vintage Electric Machine Collector

Inside the Spark-Filled Home of a Vintage Electric Machine Collector

Some of Tim Mullen's many curious items. (All photos: Ella Morton) In his one-bedroom apartment four floors above a Manhattan Chipotle, Tim Mul...

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Found: The Lost Grave of One of Mexico's First Catholic Priests

Found: The Lost Grave of One of Mexico's First Catholic Priests

The tombstone. (Photo: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia) Miguel de Palomares was one of the first Catholic priests to come...

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Found, With a Robot: A Loch Ness Monster

Found, With a Robot: A Loch Ness Monster

A Loch Ness monster. (Photo: Visit Scotland) Almost 600 feet deep, in the bottom of Loch Ness, a robot named Munin has foundthe remains o...

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The Czech Republic Is Changing Its English Name

The Czech Republic Is Changing Its English Name

Two words, it seems, is just too much. The Czech Republic is expected to change its English name to one-word: Czechia, part simplification, part ma...

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Liver of Piacenza in Piacenza, Italy

Liver of Piacenza in Piacenza, Italy

The Palazzo Farnese is a 16th century palace-turned-museum in the northern Italian city of Piacenza. Inside is something 1,600 years older than t...

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Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on ...

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Is Fish Oil Beneficial for the Brain?

Is Fish Oil Beneficial for the Brain?

By Emily Deans M.D. One element that distinguishes humans from other primates is the high levels ofomega-3 fatty acids within the brain. ...

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The Cold Medicine That’s Linked to Cognitive Problems

The Cold Medicine That’s Linked to Cognitive Problems

A common kind of prescription and over-the-counter medication, including some cold medicines, has been linked to cognitive impairment in older adults,...

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Hồ Thuỷ Tiên in Huế, Vietnam

Hồ Thuỷ Tiên in Huế, Vietnam

Opened in 2004 at a price tag of approximately three million USD, the Ho Thuy Tien water park opened its gates to the public when it wa...

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The Laws of Physics Can't Explain Why the Universe Is Expanding So Fast

The Laws of Physics Can't Explain Why the Universe Is Expanding So Fast

Yes, the universe is expanding, and, well, maybe it is time to panic.  Scientists said recently that the universe is getting bigger so quickly...

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The News is Generally Wrong!

The News is Generally Wrong!

It really is in a sad state of affairs that I have to write this out for people.  Then again, if you are reading this most likely you are already...

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Ancient genome from Africa sequenced for the first time

Ancient genome from Africa sequenced for the first time

University of Cambridge—The first ancient human genome from Africa to be sequenced has revealed that a wave of migration back into Africa from W...

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Australia Over Dog Importation Drama

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Australia Over Dog Importation Drama

Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard have reportedly arrived in Australia to face accusations the actress spirited the couple's Yorkshire terriers int...

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Man already wealthy beyond good taste says working 80 hour weeks for million dollar corporations is

Man already wealthy beyond good taste says working 80 hour weeks for million dollar corporations is

Rich old man is out of touch, more at 11 Leave it to Venture Beat, a site literally named after the plutocratic Dutch rudder that is venture capita...

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The Wanderer

The Wanderer

 a clear spring afternoon in Berlin, Bill and Chelsea Clinton rode to the World Cup final in the front seats of a bus. The Olympic Stadium—...

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SAYULITA, MEXICO: TRAVEL GUIDE

SAYULITA, MEXICO: TRAVEL GUIDE

Most travellers that frequent Mexico know Puerto Vallarta – it’s loved for its seaside golf greens and for being a hub for expat retirees ...

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Column: Save a Tampa cigar institution

Column: Save a Tampa cigar institution

When my grandfather was a young boy growing up in Cuba, he was afflicted by polio that permanently disabled his legs and rendered him incapable of wor...

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Rubio persuades Everglades foe in Senate to back key project

Rubio persuades Everglades foe in Senate to back key project

The next best hope for Florida's ailing Everglades may be a senator from Oklahoma who doesn't believe in climate change. This week, Republi...

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Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?

Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?

For years, people have dreamed of creating a pill that could solve all your problems—one that could make you smarter, more creative, and give yo...

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Superhero Performance? It’s All in Your Mind

Superhero Performance? It’s All in Your Mind

As so many Americans flock to the multiplex to see Iron Man, Batman, and Captain America, I’m one of few fortunate enough to work with real supe...

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How I Flew to 13 Countries in First Class Without Buying Tickets

How I Flew to 13 Countries in First Class Without Buying Tickets

In the last 2 years, I've flown to at least 13 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, all in first or business class. Here's ...

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How To Talk To Your Teen About Depression

How To Talk To Your Teen About Depression

Nearly one in five teens experiences depression, but parents can find it difficult to broach the subject. Here are The Onion’s tips for talking ...

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 7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

By Alice G. Walton The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Bec...

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New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the ...

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The Only Decision That Felt Right After Brain Cancer Killed Our 18-Year-Old Son

The Only Decision That Felt Right After Brain Cancer Killed Our 18-Year-Old Son

By Liz Dawes When to Jump is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the decision to leave something comfo...

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The most convincing argument for legalizing LSD, shrooms, and other psychedelics

The most convincing argument for legalizing LSD, shrooms, and other psychedelics

I have a profound fear of death. It's not bad enough to cause serious depression or anxiety. But it is bad enough to make me avoid thinking about ...

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The first ever scientific study to capture images of your brain on LSD had to be crowdfunded

The first ever scientific study to capture images of your brain on LSD had to be crowdfunded

If anybody understands the difficult of studying LSD’s effects on humans, David Nutt does. In the US and the UK, this psychedelic is a Schedule ...

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This is your brain on LSD

This is your brain on LSD

The image comes from a new study published in the journal PNAS, which used modern techniques to map out the effects of a placebo and LS...

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10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books — but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, ...

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Insomnia Linked To Abnormal Brain Connections In New Sleep Study

Insomnia Linked To Abnormal Brain Connections In New Sleep Study

By Natasha Hinde People who suffer from insomnia are more likely to have damaged brain connections, a new study has revealed. Publishe...

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Obscura Day 2016: Old Houses of Tbilisi

Obscura Day 2016: Old Houses of Tbilisi

Explore the enchanting architecture of Tbilisi from the Tzarist times. Join us on Obscura Day for a tour of urban architecture in Tbilisi starting ...

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The Grave of the Female Stranger

The Grave of the Female Stranger

This grave marks the passing of a historic Jane Doe whose identity remains a mystery to this dayAccording to local legend, a young couple arrived in A...

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PacSun Is Bankrupt? We Let Down A Shepherd Of Our Youth

PacSun Is Bankrupt? We Let Down A Shepherd Of Our Youth

By Clara Morris Pacific Sunwear filed for bankruptcy protection today. And I’m the afraid the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of our ge...

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The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling

The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling

By Cara Giaimo A recreation of a duel's aftermath, by photographer Katharine Sheward Stanbery and circa 1900. (Image: Katharine Shewar...

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White Ink Tattoos – A Visually Stunning Yet Controversial Type of Body Art

White Ink Tattoos – A Visually Stunning Yet Controversial Type of Body Art

By Sumitra on April 6t While solid black tattoos are gaining popularity in some circles, others seem to prefer getting their skin etched with white...

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