Andrew “The Divine Banana” Nguyen

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Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

Science reveals why the EU’s mission for equality in Europe is likely unattainable

In a single swoop in 2004, the EU added 10 new member states. The mostly Eastern European countries were considerably poorer than the old guard. But the hope was that the EU’s founding ideals of increasing prosperity among all its members would help them become more equal sooner.<p>Scientific research …

By Demanding Too Much from Science, We Became a Post-Truth Society

We live in an interesting time. The number of people who today openly question reality are not the tin-foil hat-wearing kind. Increasingly they are …

The Success of Horses Suggests a Key Assumption About Evolution Could Be Wrong

It's more complicated than we thought.<p>Scientists have made some big assumptions when it comes to explaining the rapid evolutionary success of horses …

Scientists now control how bacteria make electricity

A bacterium first isolated in New York state’s Lake Oneida almost 30 years ago has an innate ability to generate electricity. And the little …