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The relationship between physical activity and brain function

We have all heard the advice about feeling, thinking and performing better overall — drink more water, exercise, eat more fruits and vegetables, get enough sleep. While we all have good intentions, how many of us really follow this...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Berlin-based olfactory artist Sissel Tolaas creates "smellscapes" of major cities. She is one of the most respected olfaction experts in the world and has turned collecting, dissecting, and engineering smells into a life mission....

source: Atlas Obscura

Bioluminescent organisms have evolved dozens of times over the course of life's history. Recent studies are narrowing in on the complicated biochemistry needed to illuminate the dark.

source: Quanta Magazine

The most mysterious technological object on the planet should have been destroyed at least three times. First, the device made it through a violent shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea. Then, it sat submerged in salt water on a sandy cliff...

source: The Atlantic

Benjamin Franklin once quipped: "There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know oneself." Every decision we make, from pinpointing the source of a faint sound to choosing a new job, comes with a degree of confidence that we have made the right call....

source: Aeon

MusicNet is the first publicly available large-scale classical music dataset designed to allow machine learning algorithms to tackle a wide range of open challenges — from automated music transcription to listening recommendations...

source: University of Washington via ScienceDaily

The 2017 Mensa BrainPuzzler Page-A-Day Calendar and the Mensa 10-minute Crossword Page-A-Day Calendar are now available! Prepare for each day of the year by keeping your brain engaged.

source: American Mensa


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