The first long-term study on how screen time affects children’s brains found more than 2 hours a day could do major damage

Adam Berry / Getty A new and ongoing study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is testing how screen time affects children’s brains, CBS News reported. When complete, the study will have followed more than 11,000 children for a decade, monitoring how digital screens like smartphones, video games, and tablets are changing the young […]

Zara brings the brains to Love Island

And Zara, from Essex, insists that she has “definitely got the brains”, adding “I’m definitely a catch” but says her date must look good. She is currently a policy adviser at the Department for Education and promises to bring some much-needed intellect to the show. Zara said: “I’m intelligent, which means I’m quite good at […]

Emmanuel Macron said he was the brains behind Trump’s airstrike on Syria — and convinced him to commit for the long term

Christophe Archambault (Associated Press) French President Emmanuel Macron claimed credit for key elements of US policy on Syria. He said the plan to limit recent airstrikes to chemical weapons facilities were his. He also told French TV that he persuaded Trump not to pull US troops out of Syria. Macron and Trump have made much […]

Brains: Top 10 facts about the human body's cleverest organ

1. A human brain weighs about 3.3lb (1.5kg) so accounts for about two per cent of body weight. 2. What used to be called the “grey matter” in our brains is composed of about 86 billion neurons (nerve cells); the “white matter” is axons and dendrites (nerve fibres). 3. The cells and fibres are connected […]

In 50 years we’ll have ‘robot angels’ and will be able to merge our brains with AI, according to technology experts

Business Insider spoke to six technology experts at the Mobile World Congress 2018. They spoke about the future we could experience within the next 50 years.   Read the full transcript below: Brian Wong – Kiip, CEO & Co-founder: So in 50 years I think the world will, in terms of technology, really change and […]

Our brains sometimes create ‘false memories’ — but science suggests we could be better off this way

Jakob Owens / Unsplash We all trust our own memories, but we might not be remembering things exactly as they happened. Memories can be distorted, or even completely made up. False memories have been manipulated to make people confess to crimes they didn’t commit. ‘Fuzzy trace theory’ helps explain where false memories come from. In […]