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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin has lost about 100 brains stored in jars of formaldehyde, possibly including that of the man who killed and wounded dozens in a campus shooting spree nearly 50 years ago, school officials and media said on Tuesday. Roughly 200 brains were transferred from the state hospital to the university nearly 30 years ago but the psychology lab only had room for half of them and about 100 were stored in a basement, the Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported. "It's entirely possible word got around among undergraduates and people started swiping them for living rooms or Halloween pranks," psychology professor Lawrence Cormack told the paper. read more


Friday, November 21, 2014

Britain's first bus to be powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads. The 40-seat Bio-Bus, which is powered by human and food waste, has taken to the road. Nicknamed "the number two," the eco-friendly vehicle will transport people between Bath and Bristol Airport. The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce. read more


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Beer is better for the brain than you might believe. A new study finds the frothy beverage can improve memory. A researcher at Oregon State Universtity points to a compound found in hops, one of the main ingredients in beer, improved cognitive function in a group of mice. The mice were given large doses of xanthohumol, a flavinoid found in hops. Flavonoids are compounds found in plants that often give them their color. read more


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