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This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Why Studying and Working Hard Isn't Enough for Black Americans

An African-American kid at a "colored" drinking fountain on a courthouse lawn in Halifax, North Carolina, in 1938. (Photo: Public Domain)We love data …

Psychology

Who's Still Poor? Who's Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data

Over the last decade, economic growth lifted almost a billion people around the world out of extreme poverty. Unfortunately, it didn't lift them very far.<p>A rising economic tide has been concentrated in just a few regions of the world, and it's failed to raise many people into the middle class.<p>By …