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How chewing gum can boost your brain power

How chewing gum can boost your brain power

Most of us don’t think twice about it, but chewing — mastication — has implications for our health. The way we chew, for instance, can alter our digestion, teeth and even our face shape. And new research suggests how often we chew could even affect our brain power. H

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Another good reason to eat your greens

Another good reason to eat your greens

People who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables tend to be more optimistic about the future, new research suggests.   Scientists have discovered that optimistic folk have higher levels of plant compounds called carotenoids in their blood. A commonly-known carotenoid is beta-carotene, a pi

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Amputee Climbs 103 Stories Using Mind-Controlled Bionic Leg

Amputee Climbs 103 Stories Using Mind-Controlled Bionic Leg

A man with a mind-controlled bionic leg climbed to the top of Chicago’s famous Sears Willis Tower Sunday, part of a charity stair-climbing event. Zac Vawter, 31, lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident and is the first person to climb that many floors wearing a bionic limb. Vawter live

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Exercise Helps Maintain a Healthy Brain!

Exercise Helps Maintain a Healthy Brain!

People who exercise later in life may better protect their brain from age-related changes than those who do not, a study suggests. Researchers found that people over 70 who took regular exercise showed less brain shrinkage over a three-year period than those who did little exercise. Psychologi

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He is the world's happiest man

He is the world’s happiest man

A French genetic scientist may seem like an unusual person to hold the title - but Matthieu Ricard is the world's happiest man, according to researchers. The 66-year-old turned his back on Parisian intellectual life 40 years ago and moved to India to study Buddhism. He is now a close confidante o

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Robot Paints Your Dreams

Robot Paints Your Dreams

Measuring sleep usually involves attaching sensors to a person's head and then creating basic charts and graphs based on brain waves. Now a robot is using similar technology to create art. It's part of the "Sleep Art Experience," a six-week project being promoted by five Ibis-brand hotels in France,

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Baumgartner Breaks Skydive Record, Sound Barrier

Baumgartner Breaks Skydive Record, Sound Barrier

"I'm coming home," Felix Baumgartner radioed Sunday just before stepping off his 24-mile-high (39-kilometer-high) balloon capsule and into the history books. He wasted no time getting there: In the process of logging the highest ever jump, Baumgartner reached unprecedented speeds of 833.9 miles

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Happiness Is A Choice

Happiness Is A Choice

This may come as a bold statement for many, yet it is the absolute truth. In almost any situation we find ourselves, we can choose to be happy if we want to. Obviously, this is more difficult to do in some situations than in others. For example, if we are in physical pain, it's very difficult to foc

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Exploding watermelons with your mind

Exploding watermelons with your mind

Games that are played by using your hands are so last year – why not do something a little more fun? For instance, why not explode watermelons ... with your mind? One hackerspace took that idea and ran with it, turning a mind-reading toy into a melon blasting machine. The set-up, created b

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Mother's milk promotes a healthier gut

Mother’s milk promotes a healthier gut

The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated, but now scientists have found yet another reason why mother's should try and use their own milk rather than formula. A team at Duke University Medical Center found newborns fed breast milk develop a healthier gut compared to those on infant

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