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Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance that could tell us how to fine-tune its circuits.
Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, has died before he could be tried for child sex offences. Wesolowski, 66, was found dead in his rooms in Vatican City in front of the television, officials said.
The Silesian Nazi gold train legend has intrigued Poles for decades and caused many treasure hunts.
Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said images appeared to show a train equipped with gun turrets. Local legend says a Nazi train filled with gold, gems and guns went missing near the city in 1945.
In the 36 years that Adrian Fisher has been in business, he has created every kind of maze imaginable – from simple, head-high fields of maize to bewildering, hi-tech caverns with flashing lights and revolving mirrors.
When it comes to offering good customer service, many may argue that luxury watchmaker Gronefeld goes a little over the top. For whenever someone buys one of its timepieces, it likes to hand it over in person - no matter where the buyer is on the planet.
Louisiana's coastal wetlands are eroding - more than a football field of land is lost every hour. As the marsh erodes, homes, communities and the local Cajun culture are under threat. Paul Chiquet is not your typical librarian...
The act of "manspreading", or sitting with legs wide apart on public transport, is among 1,000 new words to enter the online Oxford dictionary. OxfordDictionaries.com issues quarterly updates on current definitions of English words...
Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London found traces of breast cancer eight months before doctors would normally have noticed. In the trial, the test found 12 cancers out of the 15 women who relapsed.
The Austrian authorities say at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry in the eastern province of Burgenland. The number of dead could be as high as 50.
Vester Flanagan, who had been dismissed by the same station, WDBJ7, killed himself after a police chase. In the fax, a man said to be Flanagan describes suffering discrimination and bullying for being gay and black.
People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests. The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.
Marcy Borders became known as the "dust lady" after a photo showed her covered in dust as she escaped the World Trade Center during the attacks. Ms Borders, a mother of two, died on Monday, her family said on Facebook...
A married couple are in crisis when news of the husband’s ex-girlfriend surfaces unexpectedly. Trying to put the matter behind them, they drink wine and chat. When they go upstairs later, the husband suggests making love, which they haven’t done in a while. Sex follows.
An international group of scientists, beekeepers, farmers and technology companies is using cutting-edge technology to help find out why honey bee populations around the world are crashing.
The woman had bought the Remy Martin XO Excellence in the US and then tried to take it on board an internal flight from Beijing to Wenzhou. But the 700ml bottle was far above the 100ml that security laws allow.
Islamic State (IS) has published photos of what appears to be the destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin at the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria. Stills from a video showing militants rigging the temple with explosives and a large explosion were circulated by the jihadist group's supporters...
Ohio officials are investigating after a drone dropped a package full of illegal drugs into a prison yard, sparking a fight over the contraband. The package was delivered to Mansfield Correctional Institution - a prison about 65 miles (110km)southwest of Cleveland- on 29 July, officials said.
Two men have been detained on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs and pornography into a prison in Maryland using a drone, prison officials say. They said the suspects were spotted outside a state prison in Cumberland on Saturday, with a drone, handgun and contraband found inside their vehicle.
Officials in Ecuador are trying to determine if three bodies found on the Chimborazo volcano are those of French climbers who died in an avalanche two decades ago. Mountain guides found the frozen remains during a climb on Saturday.

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