David Garcés

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The history of immigration

Mark Ormrod and Robin Fleming examine the lives of migrants into England during the Anglo-Saxon and medieval eras<p>This week’s episode is an …

Russians blockade Berlin: from the archive, 2 April 1948

The Allied officers refused to allow Russian guards to search the trains or to check travellers’ documents, and for that reason the Russian authorities would not let the trains proceed<p>Berlin, April 1<br>All Allied rail traffic between Berlin and West Germany is now at a standstill. By this morning …

Trains

7 places you (probably) didn’t know shaped the life of Anne Boleyn

She is one of the most famous women in history, her tragic downfall known the world over. But to truly understand Anne Boleyn we must, says Natalie …

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World War II was the most-widespread and bloody war in history, with upwards of 85 million fatalities between 1939 and 1945. Much is known about the …

Woman in Gold: The painting the Nazis stole

Helen Mirren stars as Maria Altmann, who reclaimed works looted in World War II. She tells Tom Brook what they meant to the niece of ‘the woman in gold’.<p>“It was the symbol of what had been taken away from her,” says Helen Mirren about the woman she plays in her latest film Woman in Gold. “Not …

Gustav Klimt

How tea changed the world

From its roots in China, this healthy beverage has become one of the world's most popular drinks.<p>About the time ancients in the Mediterranean basin …

Tea

23 Facts about the Brain that everyone must know!

The brain is an astounding organ of human body and always baffled scientists with its complexity. It has been evolving from millions of years, so …

Humanity

2 Reasons Why People Don't Get to Know the Real You

Have you ever felt like the people you work with don’t really get you? Of course you have, because they probably don’t. But the really vital question …

Psychology

Great Minds: How Your Smartphone Helps Make Your Memory Stronger | About Verizon

Memory is a selective, peculiar thing. We remember the lyrics to a song that came out 10 years ago, but we can’t for the life of us remember what we wore yesterday. We forget the names of people we’ve met, and sometimes, we forget meeting people altogether. We can recite all the items on a grocery …

UC Berkeley

14 Things You Should Give Up Chasing No Matter What Others Say

Whenever we chase after something, we take ourselves out of the present moment where life actually happens. The future doesn’t exist yet and the past …

Insight creates new memories in the brain

Scientists have visualized - for the first time - how the brain recombines memories of past events when these are complemented by new information.

The Brain

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Happiness

The Myth of the Normal Brain: Embracing Neurodiversity, Apr 15

In the basement of the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) headquarters in Sevres, France, a suburb of Paris, there lies a piece of …

Autism

Eye Tricks: Why Our Eyes See Optical Illusions

We’re often told that seeing is believing, but when it comes to matters of vision, our eyes have a habit of deceiving us. For centuries, people have …

Music Therapy: This Is How Music Heals Your Body and Enhances Your Mind

I recently met someone who has made a life out of selling instruments, teaching music theory, and practicing a method of healing through music. <b>A lot</b> …

Terms of research: a neuroscience glossary

<b>Axon:</b> The part of the neuron that takes information AWAY from the cell body.<p><b>Brainstem:</b> The central core of the brain<p><b>Dopamine:</b> A neurotransmitter …

Judges seek help to cope with trauma of hearing serious crime cases

Twenty County Court judges, including Chief Judge Michael Rozenes, have volunteered for its 'Judicial Resilience Program', the first of its kind in …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Probably Doing It Wrong

I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, “You teach how to create habits, but that’s not my …

Looking for Problems Makes Us Tired

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>When employees see something amiss, you want them to be able to speak up. GM’s safety scandal last year is a good reminder why; the Challenger and Columbia explosions are classic case studies. People often avoid raising difficult issues, so the struggle to encourage this …

Psychology

The psychology behind those big beards

According to an international group of researchers led by The University of Western Australia’s Cyril Grueter, the more competition a primate has to …

Beards

The science of persuasion: How to complain effectively

Irritated by lousy service or a defective product? Asking for a refund or launching a complaint seems the logical response but it’s one that most of …

Psychology

Is There A Criminal Brain? And Can It Be Modified?

The idea originated in the 1870s - that murders and violent criminals were born that way. In fact, an Italian scientist was fairly certain that you …

University of Pennsylvania

This Buddhist Monk Shows “Unheard Of” Brain Activity During Meditation

bodymindsoulspirit | April 2, 2015 | 4 Comments<p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without</i> …

The death of the exam: Canada is at the leading edge of killing the dreaded annual ‘final’ for good

Exam season — that annual academic ritual of last-ditch, high-stress cramming — is upon the students of Canada. But as two major universities, York …

25 Ways Your Brain Plays Tricks On You

Charles T. Munger, Vice-Chairman of the incredibly successful Berkshire-Hathaway investment holdings company, did a speech on the common …