“This under-studied and relatively unknown brain area likely has a substantial role in forming long-term memories while you sleep. So if you studied hard for a test and then slept on it, you may have to thank your nucleus reuniens for turning that knowledge into a more permanent memory.”
'Boys & Sex' Reveals That Young Men Feel 'Cut Off From Their Hearts'
"They saw girls as equals and deserving of their place on the playing field and in class and in leadership, and they had female friends. So that had really changed. But I would ask them all the time to just give me a kind of lightning round of the ideal guy. And when we would do that, it was like they were channeling 1955."
"Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found in estrogen receptor pathways in the brain of 30 transgender individuals."
Crowded housing in Vietnamese gets a design upgrade to access natural light.
Shocking, I know.
Facebook's 'Clear History' Tool Doesn't Clear Shit
When we talk about Facebook’s myriad foibles and fuckups, we’re usually laying the blame on things that happen within the Big Blue App, or, increasingly, the social network’s CEO. What’s less discussed are the company’s ties to the potentially millions of sites and services using its software—but now, thankfully, we can get a window into that for ourselves. But don’t get too excited.
Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data - VICE
Russia blocks encrypted email service ProtonMail
Russia said on Wednesday it had blocked the Swiss email service ProtonMail, popu...
The impact of 'trade war' tariffs on your shopping cart.
Memory stabilization in sleep.
"In addition, the assemblies activated during the delta waves are formed of neurons that have participated in learning a spatial memory task during the day. Together these elements suggest that these processes are involved in memory consolidation."
"The results, when they came in, were clear. Not only were sperm counts per milliliter of semen down by more than 50 percent since 1973, but total sperm counts were down by almost 60 percent: We are producing less semen, and that semen has fewer sperm cells in it."
The war inside Palantir: Data-mining firm ties to ICE under attack by employees
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Crispr pioneer among University of California researchers boycotting Elsevier
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U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act
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"A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wake-up schedule–and getting different amounts of sleep each night–can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders."
"The study confirms what we've been hearing for years: Cooking from scratch and eating "real food" is better and healthier. The problem is that knowing this doesn't make it any more doable for the average family."
Data Were 'Anonymized'? These Scientists Can Still Identify You
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