1. We all need to clear our heads, sometimes literally — and now scientists have learned how our neurological plumbing system works.

    Every organ produces waste, and the brain is no exception. But unlike the rest of our body, it doesn’t have a lymphatic system, a network of vessels that filter out junk. Now, a new study of mouse brains suggests how ours handle waste: by rapidly pumping fluid along the outside of blood vessels, literally flushing waste away. The finding, reported Aug. 15 in Science Translational Medicine, could hint at how diseases like Alzheimer’s develop and might be treated.

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  1. David Bianculli on the new AMC zombie drama, The Walking Dead: “A lot of what makes The Walking Dead so striking a series is how visual it is. It’s beautiful and foreboding  all at once, with lots of scares too potent to spoil. And whether it’s  finding terror in the open daylight of a family farm or the familiar  setting of a city street, this TV show finds lots of ways to give you  the creeps.” View in High-Res

    David Bianculli on the new AMC zombie drama, The Walking Dead: “A lot of what makes The Walking Dead so striking a series is how visual it is. It’s beautiful and foreboding all at once, with lots of scares too potent to spoil. And whether it’s finding terror in the open daylight of a family farm or the familiar setting of a city street, this TV show finds lots of ways to give you the creeps.”

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