Arjun Bose

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What's the Difference Between Magma and Lava?

And why do some volcanoes explode and others only ooze? It all comes down to their gooey centers.<p>Hawaii's Kilauea volcano keeps erupting with syrupy lava flows, serving as a fiery reminder of nature's destructive power. But as the ongoing eruption captures headlines, a question might occur to you: …

Geology

Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed

New research reveals how a dysfunction in the brain's so-called self-digestion system leads to cell death in neurodegenerative disorders. The newly …

Neuroscience

How soon will the 'ice apocalypse' come?

I’ve been gripped by the story of Antarctic ‘ice cliff instability’ ever since Rob DeConto and Dave Pollard published their controversial predictions last year. They suggested disintegration of ice shelves caused by global warming could leave behind coastal ice cliffs so tall they would be …

Climate Change

What Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Exercise is just as good for the brain as it is for the body, a growing body of research is showing. And one kind in particular—aerobic …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them | Inc.com

I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The summer tempo of downtown Chicago comes to a screeching halt. …

Motivation

Suspended – Medium

Ancient peatlands that store huge amounts of carbon are under threat from logging<p>Stumbling on submerged roots, attacked by bees and wading waist-deep through leech-infested water, the three researchers and their Pygmy guides progress at just 100 metres an hour through the largest and least-explored …

Fossil Fuels

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around proclaiming to everyone …

#SkinSchool: How to sugar-proof your skin

Forget weight gain, it’s the sticky relationship between sugar and your skin that may make you want to curb your sweet tooth. Sugar is responsible for a process called glycation, which isn’t pretty. To understand why it happens and how your sugar habit might be showing on your face, we spoke to the …

Skin Care

There's a New Continent to Add to Your Bucket List

Most travelers are familiar with the seven traditionally recognized continents: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Africa and …

New Zealand

How to harden a country that sits on a fault line

Life in the crater of a volcano whose ash once covered the world.<p>ROTORUA, New Zealand—If you head east from my parents' home in New Zealand, you'll …

Mesmerizing maps reveal which cities around the world are most likely to fall apart

In these distressed urban areas, the unemployment rate is high, equality is low, healthcare and safety are poor, and people fear for their life on a daily basis, wondering whether the government will ever step in to help.<p>Robert Muggah, a global security expert and research director at the think …

Prehistoric hazing: Ancient Andeans willingly engaged in violent rituals that severely injured them

Skeletons found from the 13th to 6th centuries BC bear marks of severe trauma.<p>Ancient Andeans engaged in brutal, non-lethal bloodletting rituals, …

Blueberries Enhance Brain Blood Flow

Numerous studies have shown the brain-boosting benefits of blueberries, especially with regard to cognition and improved memory.<p>Now, an important …

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

The secret life of Victorian killer Dr Crippen's mistress revealed 107 years after wife's murder

After digging deep beneath the damp brick floor basement of a North London townhouse, ­police uncovered the ­dismembered body of Cora Crippen.<p>Her …