Jennifer Lawrence, who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming release "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," was described as the "real deal" by sports engineer and Olympic archery commentator George Tekmitchov. But it was not the usual reference describing the sincerity...
Youthful intelligence is a gift that should be celebrated. American Mensa strives to recognize and engage this gift. Although American Mensa does not test children under 14, we do accept scores from tests administered by many school districts nationwide, including the CoGat...
Drugs delivered by nanoparticles hold promise for targeted treatment of many diseases, including cancer. However, the particles have to be injected into patients, which has limited their usefulness so far. Now, researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)...
Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that's sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties. By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found that male brains have more connections within each...
New research on the neuroscience of tongue twisters — and stuttering — offers many insights into brain function and connectivity. Both tongue twisters and stuttering open windows into the brain's speech-planning processes.
Using a powerful gene-hunting technique for the first time in mammalian brain cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have identified a gene involved in building the circuitry that relays signals through the brain. The gene is...
A person's willingness to push through hard times and overcome obstacles may come from a small network of neurons near the center of the brain, according to a new study. The network is located deep inside the front of the brain, close to the meeting point of the right and...
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