Coffee May Improve Memory

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President Curbing NSA Spying

In an effort to address citizens’ privacy and civil liberty concerns, President Obama announced today that intelligence agencies would now be required to obtain a court’s permission to access metadata from telephones.

Michelle Obama Turns 50

First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 years old today and will celebrate with a birthday party at the White House tomorrow night, which has been described on official invitations as an evening of “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert.” W...

Scientist: Cats View Owners As Large Cats

In his new book Cat Sense, British biologist and animal behavior expert John Bradshaw argues that domestic cats view their owners as large, non-hostile cats, such as a mother cat or an older, larger relative.

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Following this morning’s announcement of the 86th Academy Awards nominations, many pundits are calling this year’s Oscar race one of the most wide open in recent memory.
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Coffee May Improve Memory

Researchers found that individuals who viewed a series of images and then consumed 200 mg of caffeine performed better on a memory test the following day compared to subjects who did not take caffeine. What do you think?

  • “Wow, imagine being able to watch any TV show without having to see the recap before each episode.”

    Deborah Riccio
    Marble Carver
  • “Great. I’ve been looking for a way to keep all those video game scores ingrained in my mind.”

    Ty Robillard
    Relief Map Modeler
  • “Very good, but that still leaves one nagging question: Does drinking coffee improve memory?”

    D.J. Quezada
    Orchestra Conductor
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