D.J. Godwin

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The Earth Has Lost More Than Half Its Animals Since 1970

The global wildlife population declined by nearly 60 percent over the past four decades according to an alarming new report from the World Wildlife …

Biodiversity

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Aaron Carapella

The Triple-Digit Club: Meet 5 Centenarians Who Don’t Act Their Age

A Brooklyn woman named Susannah Mushatt Jones recently became the world’s oldest person, one of just two living souls born in the 19th century. On …

Solar Panels

Chihuahua Pictures, Breed Facts, & More

Chihuahua Dog Breed<p>Tacobelle<p>7247 <br>ADD YOUR PET<p>Rocky<p>4988 <br>ADD YOUR PET<p>Mona<p>4089 <br>ADD YOUR PET<p>Tacobelle<p>4086 <br>ADD YOUR PET<p>Bella Boo<p>3708 <br>ADD YOUR PET<p>First …

Pets

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

There are thousands upon thousands of temples across Thailand, but none is more sacred than <b>Wat Phra Kaew</b> (วัดพระแก้ว <i>wát prá gâew</i>). Located within the …

Language Learning

Maya Grolier Codex is the real thing

The Grolier Codex, an ancient document that is among the rarest books in the world, has been regarded with skepticism since it was reportedly …

Teach yoga and meditation to 'unplug children', says education minister

Children should be taught Buddhist meditation techniques and yoga in schools to help them "unplug from their online world", a minister has said.<p>Edward Timpson, an education minister, said that schools across the country should start teaching "mindfulness" as a "normal part of the school day".<p>The …

Mindfulness

Gut Bacteria And The Brain

Although the interaction between our brain and gut has been studied for years, its complexities run deeper than initially thought. It seems that our minds are, in some part, controlled by the bacteria in our bowels.<p>The gut has defenses against pathogens, but, at the same time, it encourages the …

Neuroscience

This Mysterious Maya Codex Has Been Verified as The Oldest Known Text of Ancient America

Wow.<p>Researchers have verified the authenticity of an ancient Maya text from the 13th century, solving the long-standing riddle of whether the …

There’s a Psychedelic Time Machine Inside This Unassuming Home

<i>This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.</i><p>This split-level home in Massachusetts—not too far from Boston—may be the closest thing to a …

BLACKROCK: Climate change is going to move a huge amount of money and not enough people are paying attention

"A tide of new regulations to combat climate change is rising," BlackRock said in a report. "The risks are underappreciated, yet could soon start to unfold."<p>Global leaders put climate change on the G20 agenda on Saturday, when both China and the United States signed on to a plan to curb …

Investing

Wine is Good for Your Brain, According to Science

Well, at least we've got that.<p>In this garbage-fire of an election, the only solace we can find is in wine—and that's why winos can be pretty pumped about the latest research.<p>According to a study published in <i>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience</i>, master sommeliers—or wine experts—have acute senses of …

Ritual sacrifice, ancient insults and sacred fire: 2 million years of history – in pictures

On tour from the British Museum, A History of the World in 100 Objects is a new exhibition inviting people to experience 2 million years of human history through a collection of objects and artefacts from around the world, including ancient stone tools, sculptures, jewellery, coffins, instruments …

Why the Hammer Museum's new free digital archives are a game changer

Museum archives are historically places that draw only the most dedicated researchers to poke through boxes of files, trays of objects and piles of ephemera generated by exhibitions. But the Hammer Museum is aiming to change the way museum archives are accessed and organized.<p>The Hammer, with the …

Museums

A Natural Cure for Lyme Disease

Every year, at least 30,000 people — and possibly 10 times that — are infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, most in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Symptoms can include fatigue, joint pain, memory problems and even temporary paralysis. In a small minority of cases, the malaise can …

A Yellow Fever Epidemic Made Worse by a Vaccine Shortage

As Zika was moving north from Brazil to the United States, a different mosquito-borne disease — yellow fever — was cutting a devastating trail through Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing more than 400 people and sickening thousands. This epidemic is not yet over, and, like Ebola in …

Zika: The Millennials’ S.T.D.?

I am a millennial; half my peers are single and on Tinder, half are getting ready to start families. I’m also a scientist, working toward a master’s degree in bioethics. And I am more and more worried about Zika.<p>This summer, I co-wrote a guide for travelers to Rio de Janeiro about how to stay …

Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed.<p>Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s …

Artists' computer software finds 'cloud faces'

<b>A pair of Korean artists have used facial recognition software to spot "cloud faces" in the sky over Bradford.</b><p>Hundreds of images were taken by Shinseungback Kimyonghun using a CCTV camera on the roof of Bradford's National Media Museum in June.<p>The duo said while "humans see figures in clouds... …

To reduce suicides, look at guns

By Kim Soffen<p>, Graphics Reporter<p>The last year has shined a harsh light on two distressing realities of American life. Mass shootings are becoming more common. And more Americans are killing themselves. These disturbing trends share something in common, obvious in the first case and less so in the …

Fungal infection 'threat' to human health

<b>Fungal infections kill more people than malaria or breast cancer but are not considered a priority, say scientists.</b><p>Prof Neil Gow, from the University of Aberdeen, said more than one million people die from fungal infections around the world each year.<p>Yet there are no vaccines and there is a …

Public Health

Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch

More than 40 years ago, Alvin Toffler, a writer who had fashioned himself into one of the first futurists, warned that the accelerating pace of technological change would soon make us all sick. He called the sickness “future shock,” which he described in his totemic book of the same name, published …

Michael Massaia’s “Deep in a Dream” are candid photographs of people relaxing in New York.

Michael Massaia’s dreamy black-and-white photographs of Central Park speak to his aesthetic of isolation and detachment. Landscapes like these can …