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Say that again? Drug treatment could help older brains distinguish sounds

Say that again? Drug treatment could help older brains distinguish sounds

New Scientist | 
Have you noticed that learning languages or musical instruments becomes harder as you get older? It may be because your ...
Spicy foods may speed up bowel movements by triggering taste buds in the gut

Spicy foods may speed up bowel movements by triggering taste buds in the gut

New Scientist | 
Have you ever needed to hurry to the toilet during times of stress or after eating a spicy meal? This ...
Is ADHD actually a sleep disorder?

Is ADHD actually a sleep disorder?

New Scientist | 
Could ADHD [be] a type of sleep disorder? After all, the brain pathways involved in paying attention have also been ...
Creative people perceive the world and process images differently

Creative people perceive the world and process images differently

New Scientist | 
If you’re the kind of person who relishes adventure, you may literally see the world differently. People who are open ...
Video: CRISPR-created seedless tomatoes could eliminate need for bee pollination

Video: CRISPR-created seedless tomatoes could eliminate need for bee pollination

New Scientist | 
Don’t like the seeds in tomatoes? You might be pleased to know that seedless ones have been created by gene editing ...
Older women who underwent IVF have fewer babies with abnormalities

Older women who underwent IVF have fewer babies with abnormalities

New Scientist | 
Higher maternal age and assisted reproduction are both linked to congenital anomalies, including Down’s syndrome, heart defects and cleft palates, ...

Genetic mutations can accumulate over time contributing to cancer risk

New Scientist | 
How young will you be when you get cancer? The number of mutations you have in different genes can bring ...

Gene common among Samoans is strongest genetic predictor of obesity

New Scientist | 
It could be in your DNA. A gene variant that increases a person’s obesity risk by 30 to 40 per ...