What happens in the brain when you no longer need the...

Do you forget a subject’s content as soon as the exam is over? Or forget a language once you’ve stopped using it? It’s not...

Comic Explainer: How Memory Works

Comic explainer: how memory works Why do we retain some memories better than others? Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jee Hyun Kim, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and...

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative...

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of...

Death by overcooking – of vegetables and vitamin C

There's a resurgence of scurvy cases in Sydney. You read it right, and yes, the year is 2016. In this day and age, one...

Top 5 Vegetables to Grow over Winter

The vegetable garden is the pride and joy of every ardent gardener. Just because the weather outside has turned cold and winter is coming,...

Garlic and onions as medicine…is it just old wives’ tale?

They are almost never the star of a dish, but just like salt, it's hard to imagine cooking and food without them. Love them or...

Human beings are great runners because we’re stupendous sweaters!

We've understood for a long time that being bi-pedal gave our forebears a significant survival advantage. Being able to see prey and predators long...

Century-old Eye Salve Kills Bacteria Better than Modern Antibiotics

Got an infection? Check your kitchen! You may have the ingredients needed for a 1000-year old recipe of a home remedy. Quack medicine it...

Who’s getting your 40 winks?

The pace of life is accelerating. Most of you have more to do every day and it's taking its toll on your sleep! Except...

A minute of exercise, forever off the hips

The age-old excuse of 'I have no time' is to exercise as the 'the dog ate my homework' is to school. It's simply not...

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