With these neurons, extinguishing fear is its own reward

When you expect a really bad experience to happen and then it doesn’t, it’s a distinctly positive feeling. A new study of fear extinction training in mice may suggest why: The findings not only identify the exact population of brain cells that are key for learning not to feel afraid anymore, but also show these…

Details

Discovery reveals how remora fishes know when to hitch a ride aboard their hosts

Remoras are among the most successful marine hitchhikers, thanks to powerful suction discs that allow them to stay tightly fastened to the bodies of sharks, whales and other hosts despite incredible drag forces while traveling through the ocean. But how do these suckerfish sense the exact moment when they must «stick their landing» and board…

Details

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Some forms of breast cancer cause no symptoms in the initial stages, so it is crucial to attend regular screenings. As with other forms of cancer, a person’s outlook is more favorable when a doctor detects the disease early. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the most common sign of breast cancer is a…

Details

Richard Gere and Peter Dinklage Bundle Up for ‘Three Christs’

An icy wind cut through the Lower East Side last Thursday outside a screening of “Three Christs” at the Regal Essex Crossing cinema. Richard Gere kept his coat and scarf on for the red carpet, as did Peter Dinklage, his co-star, who wore a snug woolen cap. Bundled-up guests, including Edie Falco, Debra Winger and…

Details

Gladys Bourdain, Who Helped Her Son Reach an Audience, Dies at 85

Gladys Bourdain, a longtime copy editor at The New York Times who helped kick-start the writing career of her son Anthony, the chef who became a world-famous memoirist and television host, died on Friday at a hospice facility in the Bronx. She was 85. Her son Christopher confirmed the death. He said she had been…

Details

Medical News Today: What to know about oscillopsia

Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is, in fact, stationary. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of conditions that affect eye movement or the eye’s ability to stabilize images, especially during movement. Keep reading to learn more about oscillopsia, including the common causes and symptoms and how to…

Details

Pig and Khao Chef Unveils Her Latest in Chelsea

Headliner Piggyback NYC Leah Cohen’s latest has a broader scope than her Lower East Side spot, Pig and Khao. “The food at Pig and Khao is from Southeast Asia,” she said. Piggyback NYC’s focus is “all over Asia except India, and is inspired by our travels.” This new spot in Chelsea features Chinese dishes like…

Details

Brides Find Perfect Fit at New Plus-Size Pop-Up Store

Kate Schnakenberg was at a fifth store trying to find a wedding gown. Ms. Schnakenberg, 30, an operations manager at the Securities Training Corporation who lives in South Slope, Brooklyn, had made an appointment at Ella & Oak, which caters to plus-size women. It was a company she discovered on Instagram, where she learned it…

Details

How does a hot flash feel?

Hot flashes are common during menopause, as well as in perimenopause, which is the stage before menstruation stops. A 2015 study found that four out of five women experienced hot flashes in middle age. On average, symptoms lasted more than 7 years. Some participants, however, reported hot flashes that lasted up to a decade or…

Details