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Are You a Hyperpolyglot? The Secrets of Language Superlearners

Source: Time When God put the kibosh on the Tower of Babel, 72 languages were said to have been created from the one that unified those hubristic humans. In his new book, Babel No More, linguist Michael Erard seeks out … Continue reading

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Study: Caffeine May Alter Estrogen Levels in Women

Source: Time For women, that morning cup o’ joe may act as more than just a pick-me-up. New research shows that caffeine may alter women’s estrogen levels, and that such changes differ according to race. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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The Brain: How to Change A Personality

Source: Time Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, is a treatment given to Parkinson’s patients who don’t respond to medication. A neurosurgeon implants a set ofelectrodes deep into the victim’s brain, where they give off little jolts of electricity to disrupt … Continue reading

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Irony Alert: Congressman Who Wrote SOPA Violated Copyright Law

Source: Time Lamar Smith (R-TX), the chief sponsor of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), cares very much about holding copyright violators accountable for their actions — except, apparently, when it comes to himself. Jamie Lee Curtis Taete over at VICE … Continue reading

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Did Airport Scanners Give Boston TSA Agents Cancer?

Source: Time Could radiation from full-body scanners be responsible for a “cancer cluster” among airport security workers? That’s what Transportation Security Administration union representatives in Boston have claimed. Now, the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has obtained documents from … Continue reading

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British Scientists Grow Super Broccoli

Source: Time Popeye might want to consider switching to broccoli. British scientists unveiled a new breed of the vegetable that experts say packs a big nutritional punch. The new broccoli was specially grown to contain two to three times the … Continue reading

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