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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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Researchers Now Claim That Not Just A Sunburn, But Tanning Itself Causes Skin Cancer

Marco Torres preventdisease.com We’ve been on the planet for at least hundreds of thousands of years, working and playing all while taking in the sun’s rays. However, according to new research, not only are sunburns contributing to cancer, but tanning … Continue reading

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Russian research project offers ‘immortality’ to billionaires – by transplanting their brains into robot bodies

Refreshing News A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims … Continue reading

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Human corpses harvested in multimillion-dollar trade

Willson et al. theage.com.au A grisly trade in human body parts leaves relatives grieving and some recipients at risk of life-threatening disease. On February 24, Ukrainian authorities made an alarming discovery: bones and other human tissues crammed into coolers in … Continue reading

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Should we sleep more to lose weight?

Jamie Price EurekAlert 7/10/12, Zurich, Switzerland. Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that sleep … Continue reading

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Arafat’s widow calls for body to be exhumed

Gregg Carlstrom Al Jazeera It was a scene that riveted the world for weeks: The ailing Yasser Arafat, first besieged by Israeli tanks in his Ramallah compound, then shuttled to Paris, where he spent his final days undergoing a barrage … Continue reading

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Headlines: TSA Admits Bungling of Airport Body-Scanner Radiation Tests

Source: Wired The Transportation Security Administration is re-analyzing the radiation levels of X-ray body scanners installed in airports nationwide, after testing produced dramatically higher-than-expected results. The TSA, which has deployed at least 500 body scanners to at least 78 airports, … Continue reading

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How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health

Dr. Mercola mercola.com A new study in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice shows that microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric of natural controls affecting body weight, energy, and nutrition. The findings may offer new … Continue reading

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Vitamin B: The Happy Vitamin that Packs a Punch

Melissa Crossman Prevent Disease Vitamin B is sometimes called the “happy vitamin,” and for very good reason. Vitamin B is a dietary powerhouse, boosting energy levels and enhancing performance of nearly every system in the body. Hundreds of delicious and … Continue reading

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Wake Forest University | Organ manufacturing

Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence The field of regenerative medicine is moving from the realm of science fiction to science fact. From fingers and ears to complex organs like livers or hearts, scientists at Wake Forest University are making headway into growing … Continue reading

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