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Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.<p>It's unclear why …

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

Men's lives are being ruined by pornography. So why aren't we angry about it?

With little fanfare, perhaps the most comprehensive study into the affects of pornography has just been published.<p>Called “Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis”, the 29-page report is a treasure trove. It blows apart much of what we deem to be true about the affects – if any – …

Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

Atomic Hard Drive: IBM Researchers Store Single Bit Of Data On World's Smallest Magnet — One Atom Of Holmium

There’s only so much data that can be stored on silicon-based integrated circuits (as predicted by the so-called “Moore’s law”). That is why, …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor | Ranjana Srivastava

A new study shows that doctors are actually quite bad at estimating the benefit and harm associated with treatments they prescribe. It’s a wake-up call for doctors, but patients can also play a role in getting better treatment<p>An unimpressed nurse summons the oncology fellow to the chemotherapy …

Medical Journals

Europe is trolling the hell out of Trump one hilarious video at a time

It all started when a Dutch satirical show produced a cheeky tourism ad introducing the U.S. President to the "tiny country" and asking Trump (in his …

Europe

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

The Science Of Gender: No, Men Aren't From Mars And Women From Venus

Testosterone Rex is extinct.<p>That's the central conclusion of a fascinating new book by University of Melbourne psychologist Cordelia Fine. Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society hit the bookstores Tuesday.<p>"Testosterone Rex" is a nickname for the view that women and men are essentially …

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the …

What Really Happened to Your Taxes While Obama Was President

How much did taxes actually increase?<p>With Donald Trump and the Republicans set to take the reins of government, Washington’s economic priorities are …

A new study linking profanity to honesty shows people who curse are more authentic

The next time someone tells you to watch your language, feel free to tell them to fuck off.<p>Sure, swearing is considered poor form in certain settings—like courts, classrooms, and most offices. But people who do it may be more trustworthy, according to a new three-part study analyzing swearing and …

Psychology

Geologist uncovers 2.5 billion-year-old fossils of bacteria that predate the formation of oxygen

In his research published in the December issue of the journal <i>Geology</i> of the Geological Society of America, Czaja and his colleagues Nicolas Beukes …

For most Americans, healthcare costs aren’t skyrocketing

The rising cost of healthcare was a brief topic of conversation at Sunday night’s presidential debate, with Donald Trump bemoaning the high cost of premiums under Obamacare and Hillary Clinton talking about how to fix what we already have.<p>Six-month-old Hazel Garcia chews a pamphlet at a health …

Revealed: The world's safest (and least safe) countries - Zimbabwe and Nicaragua beat the UK

Are you a nervous traveller? Then you might want to consider a trip to Finland, the safest country on Earth according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).<p>Those countries shown in lighter colours on the map above rated highest for "safety and security" in the foundation's latest biennial Travel and …

World Economic Forum

How being alone may be the key to rest

<b>How much rest do we think we need, who is getting the most, and what are the most restful activities? The results of the world's largest survey on rest indicate that to feel truly rested, a lot of us want to be alone.</b><p>Last November an online survey called The Rest Test was launched to investigate …

Durham University

3 Psychological 'Truths' That Are Now in Doubt

Just because it makes it into print, doesn't mean it's eternally settled.<p>I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Bloggers love new research findings. They're novel and interesting. They sound authoritative and helpful, and the people behind them are generally eager to chat with a nosy writer …

Psychology

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, extensive DNA study confirms

The first extensive study of Indigenous Australians' DNA dates their origin to more than 50,000 years ago, backing the claim that they are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth.<p>Scientists used the genetic traces of the mysterious early humans that are left in the DNA of modern …

Two thirds believe Britain is on the right track following Brexit vote, new poll shows

Two thirds of people believe Britain is on the right track following the Brexit vote and most believe the economy will do well over the next year, a new poll has revealed.<p>Research found that 59 per cent of people said the UK is moving in the right direction, including almost 30 per cent of those …

This is what Britain really wants from Brexit, Mrs May

Four months before the last election I conducted a survey which found Ukip voters to be the most pessimistic in Britain. Three quarters of them said they thought the country was heading in the wrong direction. My latest research reveals a stunning turnaround: 86 per cent of them now say we are on …

Great Britain

Giant Panda no longer endangered species, say conservationists

The Giant Panda is no longer an endangered species following decades of rescue efforts, conservationists have confirmed.<p>The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which keeps track of threatened species across the world, said it was reclassifying the animal as only ‘vulnerable.’<p>Panda …

Since 2012, The Economy Has Changed — And So Has The Conversation

Ah, 2012. You seem so long ago.<p>Back then, the economy was the star of the presidential election season, with more than 9 in 10 voters ranking it as Issue No. 1.<p>Voters worried about scarce jobs, expensive gasoline and a huge federal deficit.<p>Candidates proposed detailed solutions. Republican Mitt …

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.<p>In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can …

Psychology