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An unconscious form of memory may keep people learning even while they sleep.
There is substantial evidence that during sleep, your brain is processing information without your awareness and this ability may contribute to memory in a waking state.
Full story at Futurity
The tiny, oil-rich Middle East nation of Qatar recently topped previous leader Luxembourg for the world’s highest per capita Gross Domestic Product, according to Arabian Business.
Using data from the IMF, they found that Qatar’s GDP per capita stands at $88,221, and should rise to $111,963 by 2016.
So what’s life like in the world’s richest country?
The benefits of walking and how it makes us healthier.
Nanotech augmentations in the human body aren’t just fun and games. Real-life applications will most likely become reality a lot sooner than you think. In 2007, the world’s first online inventory of nanotech products, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, found that nearly 500 products, including food, clothing and cosmetics, employed nanotechnology.
Nanotech can make you stronger, tap into your brain and more.
Via Discovery News
Kids are more likely to make healthy food choices at restaurants if those meals are paired with collectible toys, just as less nutritious fast-food options often are.
A new study finds that preschoolers can be influenced to prefer a healthy food choice—in this case, a meal of soup, mixed vegetables, and milk—when a toy is seen as one that is missing from their collectible set.
Full story at Futurity
None of us can claim with a straight face that we’ve never done anything illegal. Cracked.com brings to light 6 strange laws we may have broken without even realizing it.
This fall, one in 11 kindergarten-age children in the United States will not be going to class. Parents of these children often delay school entry in an attempt to give them a leg up on peers, but this strategy is likely to be counterproductive.
Full story at The New York Times
A new study, which looked at only women, supports the idea that coffee drinking has strong mental health effects: two or more cups a day was associated with reduced depression risk.
Full story at Lifehacker
We may be eating lots of fruits and vegetables, but these healthy choices may be full of pesticides.