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2013-08-13 23:05:07

$30 billion would solve world hunger, yet consumers spend three times that number just on cable TV. Inspired to make a difference, student Steven Ng founded Global Ties and is selling bracelets to feed the world. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 For the last year, Steven Ng, a sophomore at UCLA, has been establishing Global Ties as a service that creates opportunity for change. With Global Ties, people can buy a simple bracelet that will feed 12, 24, or 48 individuals for a day....

Flexible Hub Network Of The Brain Helps Humans Adapt
2013-08-13 09:48:22

Washington University in St. Louis Switching stations route processing of novel cognitive tasks One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges — using skills learned in much different contexts to inform and guide the handling of any new task at hand. Now, research from Washington University in St. Louis offers new and compelling evidence that a well-connected core brain network based in the...

Famous Faces Test Can Help Spot Early Dementia
2013-08-13 05:03:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Simple tests that measure the ability to recognize and name famous people may help doctors identify early dementia in people 40 to 65 years of age, Northwestern University researchers reported Tuesday in the journal Neurology. "These tests also differentiate between recognizing a face and actually naming it, which can help identify the specific type of cognitive impairment a person has," said lead author Tamar Gefen, a doctoral...

2013-08-12 23:01:10

Proceeds from the sale of the Shelby, which was donated by the Ford Motor Company, will benefit the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), an organization championed by Indy 500 winner, Parnelli Jones, who attended the auction with his son Page. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Emotions were high in Reno, NV Saturday when the last production model of the Ford 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible sold for an unprecedented $500,000 at the inaugural Hot August Nights Auction presented by...

2013-08-08 09:13:32

Trying to explain riding a bike is difficult because it is an implicit memory. The body knows what to do, but thinking about the process can often interfere. So why is it that under certain circumstances paying full attention and trying hard can actually impede performance? A new UC Santa Barbara study, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals part of the answer. There are two kinds of memory: implicit, a form of long-term memory not requiring conscious thought and expressed...

2013-07-30 23:32:04

Sold as ecstasy, the tablets may contain PMA, have reportedly claimed two lives in Ireland, and are potentially implicated in others. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The illegal substance ecstasy has enjoyed resurgence in the culture of illicit drugs recently, but startling new developments in the United Kingdom have resulted in the deaths of several young people. Local police have issued warnings for pills being sold as “green Rolexes.” Forensic analysis has shown that ecstasy pills...

After Stroke, Magnetic Brain Stimulation Helps With Speech Therapy
2013-07-29 05:23:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Stroke patients who have parts of their brain stimulated with a magnetic coil prior to taking part in speech and language therapy made three times as much progress than those who did not undergo the procedure, according to research recently published in the journal Stroke. By using a non-invasive technique to temporarily shut down the parts of the brain that function properly, researchers from McGill University in Montreal...

2013-07-24 23:04:34

SF-based Two Degrees Food and DC-based Earth Starter have created a partnership to donate meals to children in need for every Nourishmat garden purchased. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Two Degrees, Inc., the first buy-one give-one food company, and Earth Starter, a food empowerment company that teaches consumers how to grow their own food, have teamed up to provide meals to hungry kids across America. The partnership brings together two food-focused, social startups with a...

2013-07-23 23:28:30

RKNet Studio, the producer of Cognitions Bridge suite of brain fitness and cognitive skills development mobile apps, was selected as an award-winning company by the New Jersey Business Incubation Network. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the honored guest speaker, congratulated the companies on their accomplishments and thanked them for the contributions they are making to New Jersey’s economy. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the honored guest speaker,...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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