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A Guide to the Anatomy of the Brain

The human brain is not only one of the most important organs in the human body; it is also the most complex. In the following tour, you will learn …

Neurology

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

On the Red Couch With Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty

<i>Who better to talk to for National Grammar Day (March 4) than fellow word nerd Mignon Fogarty, the creator of the award-winning podcast</i> Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing? If you care at all about the English language, you’ll find an instant kinship with a woman who can turn …

More than Machu Picchu: delve into historic Cuzco

As the famous launching off point for many trips to Machu Picchu, Cuzco often serves as a convenient stop for travelers as they acclimate to Peru’s high altitude. At 11,000 feet, Cuzco is a wonderful place to get your body ready for trekking the Inca Trail or the Sacred Valley, but it’s also a city …

Science News » Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Depression, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder share some of the same patterns of suspect gene expression – molecular signatures.

What Nutritionists Serve Their Kids For Breakfast

Experts share their recipes and tips for fellow parents.<p>Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as the saying goes.<p>So naturally parents want to start their kids off on a healthy, happy note with breakfasts that are both nutritious and delicious. HuffPost asked several nutritionists what …

We tracked scientific discoveries from five years ago to see if they held up

When scientists announce they’ve made a breakthrough, they usually promise we’ll see the full effects of those discoveries—anything from a better understanding of how the universe works to a drug ready for use in patients—in about five years. As 2017 comes to a close, we decided to follow up on …

Prenatal Development

What you should know about white hair

It is normal for hair color to change, as people age. But white hair can appear at almost any time in life. Even teenagers and people in their 20s …

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of …

The Secret Life of 'Um'

How filler words and tiny pauses keep conversations from going off the rails<p>When one person asks another a question, it takes an average of 200 milliseconds for them to respond. This is so fast that we can’t even hear the pause. In fact, it’s faster than our brains actually work. It takes the brain …

Body Language

A private letter from Darwin detailing his doubts about God just sold at auction for $125,000 — here's what he wrote

When Darwin published "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" in 1859, many people saw the book as an attack on religion. How could the world have been created in seven days if the evolution of living creatures on Earth took place over hundreds of thousands of years, as Darwin …

Nobel Prize

A closer look at Jerusalem

A view of the Al-Aqsa compound (Temple Mount) in Jerusalem's Old City on July 14, 2017. The rock over which the shrine was built is sacred to both Muslims and Jews and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in the world in Islam. According to media reports on Dec. 5 2017 state that US …

7 Biggest Marijuana Innovations From 2017

When you think about industries that are in a state of constant innovation right now, marijuana has to come to mind. With more states legalizing …

Cannabis

Study Links Spanking to Relationship Violence

This trend held whether or not children were physically abused, which means even well-meaning parents who spank their kids may be priming them to …

Where Is Latin America Headed?

The recent presidential vote in Chile, along with the Nov. 26 contest in Honduras, signals the beginning of a yearlong electoral cycle in Latin America. By the end of 2018, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Paraguay and perhaps Venezuela will have elected new leaders. As in Chile and Honduras, …

What we get wrong about misogyny

Sexism and misogyny are not the same — and the difference matters.<p>What is misogyny? How is it different from sexism? And why does the male-dominated status quo seem to persist?<p>A new book by Cornell philosophy professor Kate Manne has answers. She argues that misogyny is <i>not</i> about male hostility or …

These Ideas About Sexual Attraction May Be Based on Shoddy Science

Last week, the technology magazine <i>Ars Technica</i> published a bombshell of a story questioning the integrity of the work of French psychologist Nicolas …

Why there’s a stark new frankness to sex on TV | Rebecca Nicholson

From Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It reboot, to the taboo-busting The Girlfriend Experience, programme-makers are pushing the boundaries of TV sex – and increasingly, it’s female writers and directors who are calling the shots<p>Late in the first season of The Deuce, David Simon and George Pelecanos’s …

Psychological "Vaccines" Can Help Inoculate The Public Against Fake News

All is not lost.

Many different types of anxiety and depression exist, new study finds - Scope

Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers …

Pigeons can discriminate both space and time

Pigeons aren't so bird-brained after all. New research at the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space …

Transplant deaths cut by Max's law - the extraordinary amount of lives saved by organ donation opt-out system

The number of patients dying on the transplant waiting list in Wales has fallen 18.5% in the two years since an opt-out system came in.<p>Deaths fell …

Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins

Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he wants a dialogue on the drug war that has cost the country an estimated 200,000 lives over the last decade<p>A leading Mexican presidential candidate has been accused of wanting to explore a deal with the devil in an attempt to bring peace to the country.<p>Speaking in …

Mexico