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Scientists Think They’ve Found the Ancient Ancestor of All Life on Earth

Meet LUCA, the shared relative of you and me and everything else.<p>As early as 3.8 billion years ago, life arose from the toxic waters of Earth's primordial slurry. Our ancient ancestor wasn't large, or complex, or even multicellular. As far as scientists know, it was probably just a single-celled …

Biology

Welcome to the age of ancient DNA sequencing | Ars Technica

New tech gives us a sharper view of how people lived 12,000 years ago.<p>The greatest technological revolution in human history arguably happened about …

Anthropology

See the Most Remarkable Moments From the Mir Space Station

German astronaut Klaus Dietrich Flade looks at the spacecraft that will take him to the Mir space station, in Baikonur,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sven …

Space Exploration

The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder

Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are a troubling part of many mental illnesses, but for those struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), …

Mental Health

Content validity of the DSM-IV borderline and narcissistic personality disorder criteria sets.

1997 Jan-Feb;38(1):31-7.<p>1Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.<p>Abstract<p>This study sought to empirically evaluate the …

Narcissism

How are Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder Related?

I’ll admit that when I hear that a client has borderline personality disorder (BPD), my first thought is, “Oh, this person is a trauma survivor of …

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …

Scientists pinpoint age when childhood memories fade

Scientists have identified the age at which most childhood memories fade and are lost forever<p>Most adults struggle to recall events from their first few years of life and now scientists have identified exactly when these childhood memories fade and are lost forever.<p>A new study into childhood amnesia …

The Brain

What's the Difference Between Depression and Manic Depression?

Sometimes people are confused about the differences between clinical depression and manic depression. And it’s no wonder — they both have the word …

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

Twenty years ago, when brain imaging made it possible for researchers to study the minds of violent criminals and compare them to the brain imaging of "normal" people, a whole new field of research — neurocriminology — opened up.<p>Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a brain imaging study on …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People

Influence your audience without feeling sleazy about it with these tips on social media.<p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are, most of the time, discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more …

Marketing

What Are The 5 Most Addictive Behaviors Known To Science?

<i>By Jacqueline Detwiler</i><p>When it comes to addiction, the brain region everyone talks about is the mesolimbic reward system. Located near regions involved in emotion, pain and decision-making, it’s a motivational circuit that normally encourages humans to pursue evolutionarily beneficial activities, …

Malcolm Gladwell

How Your Brain Deletes Trauma

A new study shows that the act of remembering leads to the subtle forgetting of other memories.<p>Our brains actually aren’t able to absorb infinite …

17 Fascinating Sex Facts from Around the U.S. | Women's Health

<b>1. Californians are classing it up.</b> Millennials in Cali are most likely to get busy on school premises, which gives a whole new meaning to the schoolgirl fantasy…<p><b>2. But South Dakotans need to be sent to the principal’s office.</b> Millennials in South Dakota are the most likely to have had sex with a …

The Secret Psychology of Facebook

<i>The post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.<p>Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly …

Social Media

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Psychology

Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

The Brain

Brain Activity Is as Unique as Fingerprints, And Correlates to Intelligence, Study Finds

Coming soon: job interviews by brain scan?<p>A person’s behaviour and way of doing things can often give them away to those who know them best, and now …

The Brain

The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever

Inside a <b>​</b>nondescript building at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, NASA engineers are assembling the most powerful space telescope ever created. Once completed, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest space observatory in the known universe, <b>​</b>with<b>​</b> 100 times the …

Universe

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data …

Global Warming

Meet NGC 4889, The Galaxy With A Black Hole The Size Of Our Solar System

It’s common for galaxies to have black holes at their center. In fact, our own galaxy has a pretty big one at the center. But nothing will quite prepare you for the size of NGC 4889, a galaxy with a black hole at the center nearly the size of our solar system.<p>Recently photographed by the Hubble, …

40 Magnificent M-Words To Maximize Your Vocabulary

M is one of the earliest traceable letters in our entire alphabet. Its familiar up-and-down shape is thought to be descended (via the Roman, Greek, …

Language

What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”<p><i>“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature,”</i> philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote in her masterful treatise on the intelligence of the motions, <i>“they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of</i> …

The Confidence Game: What Con Artists Reveal About the Psychology of Trust and Why Even the Most Rational of Us Are Susceptible to Deception

“It’s the oldest story ever told. The story of belief — of the basic, irresistible, universal human need to believe in something that gives life meaning, something that reaffirms our view of ourselves, the world, and our place in it.”<p><i>“Reality is what we take to be true,”</i> physicist David Bohm …

Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …