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Education

Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It

Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during surgery.<p>In June 2007, in a small room that leads into the operating theater, a middle-aged woman lies on a metal trolley. She is here for a hysterectomy, though no one …

Medicine

I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

“There are two ideas of government,” William Jennings Bryan declared in his 1896 “Cross of Gold” speech. “There are those who believe that if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if …

Middle-class

The Kellogg-Briand Pact: War Outlawed

In the realm of international peacekeeping agreements, the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 stands out for its stunningly simple, if unlikely solution: …

7 New Deal Programs Still in Effect Today

Franklin Delano Roosevelt guided the U.S. through one of the toughest periods in its history. He was sworn into office as the Great Depression was …

Coconut Crabs Eat Everything from Kittens to, Maybe, Amelia Earhart

Among terrestrial arthropods, the phylum that includes crustaceans, spiders and insects, coconut crabs are the largest on the planet. The crabs, …

Nature

What music do psychopaths like? More Bieber, less Bach.

Despite the film industry’s depiction of psychopaths, classical music is not their go-to soundtrack in the real world.<p>“In the movies, if you want to establish in one shot that a monster has a human side,” said Pascal Wallisch, a psychology professor at New York University, filmmakers play a certain …

Neurology

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Happiness

Aaron Hernandez suffered from most severe CTE ever found in a person his age

BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez suffered the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age, damage that would have significantly affected his decision-making, judgment and cognition, researchers at Boston University revealed at a medical conference Thursday.<p>Ann …

Aaron Hernandez

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook "exploiting" human psychology

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider's look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our …