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Brain organizes forgettable, indelible memories during sleep

Brain organizes forgettable, indelible memories during sleep

Science
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Previous studies have highlighted the important role sleep plays in learning and memory formation. New research suggests, during sleep, a person's brain replays memories that go un-recalled when awake. For their study, neuroscientists in Germany recruited epilepsy patients electrodes implanted in their brains for surgical planning. The electrodes allowed scientists to precisely record brain activity patterns. Researchers had participants memorize a series of images. Each image was associated with a unique pattern of brain activity. Later, scientists measured the participants' neural activity while they napped. Researchers were able to recognize the gamma band activity signatures of each images. Their analysis showed, during sleep, the participants' brains reimagined each o...
Amy Schumer detained during anti-Kavanaugh protest

Amy Schumer detained during anti-Kavanaugh protest

Entertainment
Comedian Amy Schumer has been detained during a protest against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Footage showed Schumer being lined up by police along with a number of other demonstrators in Washington who shouted and waved signs inside the atrium of the Hart Senate Office building on Thursday.A video shared on social media shows the Hollywood star being herded into a group of other protesting women by a policeman who asks her "do you want to be arrested?"She replies: "Yes."A second video, apparently filmed by Schumer herself and sent to a woman who posted it online, sees the comedian say: "Hi Zola, I'm here with your mom. Here is @amyschumer telling cops she *wants* to be arrested. Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?” Sc...
Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

World
A sailor who suffered a crippling back injury during a solo round-the-world race has been rescued in the Indian Ocean. Abhilash Tomy was rescued by a French fishing vessel, Osiris, on Monday amid an international effort coordinated by Australia.The 39-year-old skipper injured his back badly and was unable to move after a storm rolled his boat 360 degrees during the Golden Globe Race on Friday.Both masts on his 36ft-long (11m) classic yacht, Thuriya, were taken down by the storm and were seen hanging over the vessel's side. Mr Tomy, who is also an Indian naval officer, had been coming third out of 18 participants before the severe storm and survived on cans of iced tea.Indian navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma told Sky News: "He is conscious, he can talk, he's been rescued."...
Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo red carded during Juventus Champions League win

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo red carded during Juventus Champions League win

Sports
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Striker Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off of the field with a red card during Juventus' 2-0 win against Valencia in Champions League play on Wednesday in Spain. Ronaldo was booked in the 29th minute during his first Champions League appearance for the Serie A power. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was in the box with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo during the altercation. Juventus was on the attack when Ronaldo got tangled up with Murillo, who fell to the ground. Ronaldo then leaned over the defender, touched his head and made a gesture, likely calling out a dive on Murillo. Players from both teams then exchanged words, before Ronaldo was booked with the red card. He left the field with tears in his eyes. In addition to not being able to finish Juventus' Group H opener, R...
Protein tricks muscle into burning more energy during exercise, cold

Protein tricks muscle into burning more energy during exercise, cold

Health
Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Researchers have figured out why people burn fat when they exercise or are cold: A small protein only found in muscles that heat up. Sarcolipin, the small peptide in muscles, boosts muscle energy expenditure and fat oxidization during exercise and cold exposure, according to researchers at the nonprofit Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Orlando, Fla., who published their findings Tuesday in the journal Cell Report. Although skeletal muscle represents 40 percent to 50 percent of body mass, it consumes most of the glucose and fatty acids. "It has the ability to increase its energy expenditure 20- to 30-fold during intense exercise by stimulating insulin-independent glucose uptake and by switching to higher fatty acid uptake and oxidation," the authors w...