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What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

New research suggests it can thicken parts of your gray matter in some key areas.

Academic Research is in Danger of Becoming a Joke

Academic Research is in Danger of Becoming a Joke

Does a peer-reviewed paper on breast flashing during a hockey tournament for lesbians count as laudable scholarship?

6 Healthy Relationship Habits that are Often Mistaken as Unhealthy

6 Healthy Relationship Habits that are Often Mistaken as Unhealthy

John Gottman, a psychologist and relationship counselor, said these six things actually often are signs of a healthy relationship.

Neuroscientist: Some Vegetative Patients Can Communicate

Neuroscientist: Some Vegetative Patients Can Communicate

"Sometimes, the lights inside are still on. We must help these patients trapped in the prisons of their own bodies." 

Blind Astrophysicist Discovers Way to Listen to Stars

Blind Astrophysicist Discovers Way to Listen to Stars

Wanda Diaz Merced lost her ability to gaze at the stars, so she found a way to overcome her sensory gap.

Why Fairy Tales Are So Dangerous

Why Fairy Tales Are So Dangerous

A Christian writer's response to Richard Dawkins.

Can Apes Read Your Mind?

Can Apes Read Your Mind?

A recent study suggests great apes able to think about others’ thoughts and emotions more than previously believed.

How a Mother’s Voice Shapes Her Baby’s Developing Brain
Hormonal Contraception Linked to Depression, Study Finds

Hormonal Contraception Linked to Depression, Study Finds

A huge study finds that users face higher risks to their mental health.

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

A new study shows that millennials love dropping ‘the occasional F bomb’ at work. 

Leading Scientific Journal: Don't Sacrifice the Liberal Arts to STEM

Leading Scientific Journal: Don't Sacrifice the Liberal Arts to STEM

Many conservatives have been trash-talking the humanities. 

Claim: Evolution Can’t Account for Man’s Speech

Claim: Evolution Can’t Account for Man’s Speech

Darwin thought he could account for man's speech, but Tom Wolfe has his doubts.

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

A study found that IQs in Western nations have dropped more than one point per decade since the Victorian Era.

Can’t Hold Your Liquor? Blame Your Eye Color

Can’t Hold Your Liquor? Blame Your Eye Color

Research indicates that eye color might actually be a better indicator of one's drinking tolerance than body weight.

How to Vote for President When You Don’t Like the Candidates

How to Vote for President When You Don’t Like the Candidates

What do voters do when they consider all of the options bad?

The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out

The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out

Psychology can help explain why clowns – the supposed purveyors of jokes and pranks – often end up sending chills down our spines.

 6 Signs You’re Dealing With a Sociopath

6 Signs You’re Dealing With a Sociopath

And four ways to protect yourself.

How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

Academic researchers interviewed 71 pimps and found out how they hide in plain sight. 

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Here are the five things kids will remember of you.

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

And is it a blessing or a curse?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

A series of recent studies highlights how techno-addiction is seeping into the classroom.

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

A British academic just came out with a book about it.

5 Diseases You’re More Likely to Develop by Not Sleeping Enough

5 Diseases You’re More Likely to Develop by Not Sleeping Enough

Here are five diseases and chronic conditions that have been linked to a lack of sleep.

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Scientific dogma, as well as religious dogma, presented challenges to Galileo's theory.

Bioethicist: We Must Have Fewer Children Because of Climate Change

Bioethicist: We Must Have Fewer Children Because of Climate Change

'Hundreds of millions, if not billions of people could become climate refugees, as their homelands become uninhabitable.' 

3 Ways Hiking Changes Your Brain

3 Ways Hiking Changes Your Brain

Evidence suggests that hiking is not only good for you, but actually changes the makeup of your brain (in a good way).

Profs to Students: Drop course if you're skeptical of global warming

Profs to Students: Drop course if you're skeptical of global warming

"We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught..."

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