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Moms Should Celebrate Mother’s Day By Putting Their Own Minds First

What's the best gift you could imagine receiving for Mother's Day? Your kids delivering breakfast in bed? Your husband giving you a foot massage...

People Are Hard-Wired To Be Kind And Generous, Says Study

It's an age-old quandary: Are we born naturally wired to help others or born selfish brutes who need civilization to rein in our basest...

‘Lost’ Memories in Alzheimer Sufferers May Be Recoverable, Says Study

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, patients are often unable to remember recent experiences. However, a new study from MIT suggests that those...

GNN Hit A Major Facebook Milestone This Week

When I was working in the TV news business decades ago, I was told, “Good news doesn't sell.” I guess that is true for network...

Knit Two Mittens and Call Us in the Morning: Knitting Has Health Benefits

The cure for what ails you may come in the form of a needle — not a hypodermic, but the knitting kind. Multiple studies have...

Study Confirms Brain and Memory Benefits from Eating Dark Chocolate

Eating dark chocolate rich in cacao has been linked with numerous benefits, including stress reduction and improved heart health, but a new study has...

‘Big Bang Theory’ Funds Science Scholarships to UCLA

With this “Big Bang” comes the creation of a new generation of scientists. The cast and creative minds behind their hit TV show have announced...

Protein Treatment Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

A protein called klotho has been shown to protect against learning and memory deficits despite the accumulation of Alzheimer-related toxins in the brain, according...

Scientists ‘Delete’ HIV Virus From Human DNA for the First Time

The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims' DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen...
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Firefighting Robot Can Walk Through Flames

Fighting fires, with their extreme unpredictability, high temperatures and the resulting damage to structures, can prove challenging for even the most seasoned firefighter. Autonomous...
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Focus on Your Strengths: What Are Your Top 5?

Challenging the notion that people are stuck with the character attributes they are born with, a new 8 minute film reveals how it is...
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When Choirs Sing, Scientists Say Many Hearts Beat in Unison

Researchers in Sweden studied the heart rates of choir members as they joined their voices together in song. Their findings, published this week in...
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Meditation Produces Enduring Changes in Brain’s Emotional Processing

A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when...
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Find Health and Happiness on a Walk in the Woods

Do you want to be happier, healthier, and smarter? I have just the prescription for you: add a daily dose of nature to your...
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Teaching Kindergartners About Emotions: The Latest Brain Science Goes to School

Brain science is being used in planning school lessons for 200 students in kindergarten through third grade at the one progressive private school in...
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Rewire Your Brain for Love

Valentine’s Day can be the bane of any person's year. It can fling daggers of loneliness, rather than gentle arrows from Cupid. Instead of...
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When Drugs Don’t Work: Restoring Happiness in People With Depression

Practicing positive activities may serve as an effective, low-cost treatment for people suffering from depression, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside...
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A Kiss to Build a Year on – If Your Brain’s Chemistry Agrees

A kiss at midnight to ring in the new year. That's what Friday night should bring, right?  And there's pressure to get it right. There...
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Novel Unified Theory of Depression Points to Potential New Treatments

Progress in research on depression has been hampered by disarray among theories about the nature of the condition. In a recently published article, two...
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Dalai Lama, Passionate About Science, Advocates at Stanford for Secular Compassion

The Dalai Lama returned this week on his third visit to Stanford University, drawn to the scientific research conducted at its Center for Compassion...