Turmeric Helps Your Brain Heal Itself

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Author: Stephanie Castillo

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Turmeric is the spice commonly found in curry — and, according to new research published in Stem Cell Research and Therapy, it may boost your brain proliferation or its power to repair itself. Aromatic-turmerone is a compound found within turmeric, and it’s this compound researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience...

A New Kind of GMO

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Author: Josie Garthwaite

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Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it don't agree on a definition, but at its core synthetic biology involves bringing engineering principles to biotechnology....

Artificial Sweeteners: Root of Diabetes and Obesity Epidemics

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Author: Gabe Mirkin

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Artificial sweeteners change the huge colony of bacteria in your intestines to favor the harmful bacteria that increase risk for diabetes. This ground-breaking study suggests that artificial sweeteners may be a major cause of our epidemic of obesity and diabetes in North America. Experiments on Mice Scientists fed 10-week-old mice...

Beyond Angkor: How Lasers Revealed a Lost City

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Author: Ben Lawrie

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Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city, which was hidden for centuries. New archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets - including an elaborate network of temples and boulevards, and sophisticated engineering. In April 1858 a young French explorer, Henri Mouhot, sailed from London...

Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Greece

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Author: Ancient Origins

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Ancient Greeks writers tend to distinguish two categories of dreams, those that are insignificant, caused by hopes, fears, digestion, and other residues of the day, and those that are significant.  The significant dreams came in three varieties. Some were literal visions of what will occur, some required symbolic interpretation, and...

The ‘Nazca Lines’ of Kazakhstan

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Author: Owen Jarus

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More than 50 geoglyphs with various shapes and sizes, including a massive swastika, have been discovered across northern Kazakhstan in Central Asia, say archaeologists. These sprawling structures, mostly earthen mounds, create the type of landscape art most famously seen in the Nazca region of Peru. Discovered using Google Earth, the...