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Here are the 'smartest' dog breeds, according to a psychologist

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence.<p>As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, …

How Leonardo DiCaprio’s Carbon Footprint Clashes With His Climate Claims

<i>This piece originally appeared on Oilprice.com.</i><p>Leonardo DiCaprio recently won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant. I saw the …

Meet the Robin Hood of Science

How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.<br>Read More

Social Sciences

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Elasticity

Eating Frozen Poop Could Be the Next Big Weight Loss Trend

By transplanting the intestinal bacteria from a stool sample of a healthy, lean person into the gut of a person suffering from obesity, it might be …

Weight Loss

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Science Suggests You Should Not Shower Every Day Anymore

We start our day by taking a shower and we finish the day same way. However, is showering every day necessary? Know here why you shouldn’t shower …

Science

'The Martian' won a Golden Globe for the wrong reason

Ridley Scott's "The Martian" just won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy.<p>While the movie certainly has its funny moments — lots of disco music, quippy one-liners, and that whole "space pirate" scene— the humor isn't what makes this movie great.<p>I think "The Martian" is the best space sci-fi movie made …

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic disorder. Worse, you …

Biology

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

Why Are American Women Dying in Childbirth?

You would be 10 times safer having a baby in Belarus than in the United States.<p>I'm 40 weeks pregnant and nearly 24 hours into labor, and there is vomit everywhere. Stomach acid and red Powerade splatter across the kitchen floor, up the walls and the refrigerator, leaving tiny bloodlike rivulets.<p>As …

Going Vegan in 2016 Is a Horrible New Year's Resolution

Is your 2016 New Year's resolution to go vegan?<p>It shouldn't be.<p>There's nothing wrong with veganism, but expecting your diet to be any different on January 1st than it wast the night before is unrealistic.<p>Going vegan isn't a good resolution. You'll spend this month indulging in all the foods you …

The myth of the eternal war between science and religion

For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books, cultural trends and more. But I've given special attention to New Atheism, a social and political …

Religion

Does Marijuana Change the Brain?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Cannabis

Is atheism bankrupt?

We had another mass murder in America this week, and there’s no way around it: it was by a “none”, someone who hated organized religion, and who …

Religion

Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

Atheism is cool. At least, that's the popular perception of a worldview that's enjoyed a rebrand and a renaissance in the last couple of decades. …

Faith

America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

Pope Francis is expected to be greeted with huge crowds and across-the-board reverence when he tours Washington, New York and Philadelphia during his first visit as pontiff to the United States.<p>The rapture, however, will not change the awkward - and largely forgotten fact - that for centuries the …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Princeton University

Kim Davis Needs to Read the Bible Again

Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, returns to her post soon, after spending five nights in jail and then a few more days recovering at home. A Pentecostal Christian, Davis says “God’s authority” instructs her not to issue licenses for gay marriage, even though the law compels her to. …

How Naked Yoga Enlightened Me

Photographer: Craig White<p>One question haunted me for days leading up to my first nude yoga class. At work, as I ran errands, and as I fell asleep at night, this one absolutely crucial question bounced endlessly around inside my head...<p><i>Do I put my yoga mat at the front of the class, or at the back</i> …

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …

Damn, Mother Nature: Timelapse Of Monarch Caterpillar Turning Into A Butterfly

I can't even begin to understand how the hell a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, but I guarantee it involves magic. Don't they like, turn into …

A Beautiful Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis Timelapse in HD | Colossal

<p>Much has been written lately about the plight of the monarch, the most iconic butterfly in North America that may soon be headed for the endangered …

How to Grow Hair: Viviscal Review, Hair Nails Vitamins, Hair Growth Cocktail

Growing out your hair in the lead-up to your wedding is something that many (even most, we might guess) brides do. Makes sense: The more hair you have, the more ways you can wear it.<p>Obviously there's a zero-effort way to get longer hair: Don't cut it. Of course, if your wedding isn't until 2016, …

Easy Vegan Fried Rice

Friends, do you know how long it’s been since I had fried rice? Far, too, long.This recipe is my solution to that problem and you should totally get …

Tofu

17 Vegan One-Pot Recipes to Save You From All Those Dishes

August 10, 2015 | Written by<p>We love the idea of throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot, and—poof—you have a delicious meal. For your cooking …

Healthy Eating

My 5-Minute Yoga Routine in GIFs, by Lindsay Ellingson

Hey Byrdie babes! For the next three weeks I'm excited to share a few of my go-to workouts with you. First up—ready for some yoga on the go? I've …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …