You and your friends likely share similar interests. But did you know you could also have similar patterns of brain activity?
Dartmouth College researchers assessed the friendships or social ties within a group of nearly 280 graduate students. Brain scans revealed that friends had the most similar brain-pattern responses to videos. And friends of friends had more similar brain activity than friends of friends-of-friends.Read the whole article
Our interview with Adam Smith is interrupted by a raid from environmental health inspectors. Smith recently opened the UK's first waste food supermarket, a vast facility in the northern city of Leeds stacked with tons of intercepted produce. The launch attracted huge donations, hordes of shoppers, and interest from government agents....Read More
More than 61 percent of people become daily smokers after trying their very first cigarette, at least temporarily, according to a study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom and published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The study involved more than 215,000 respondents from eight different...Read More
Most health care organizations recommend women begin regular Pap testing at age 21. If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual (vaginal) intercourse — you may have a low risk of cervical cancer, but you can still consider testing. The purpose of a Pap smear is to collect cells...Read More