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Chronic stress can hurt your memory

Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start?<p>There's nothing like stress to make your memory go …

Brain Hacking Our Way To World Peace: New Neuroscience Says It Just Might Be Possible

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a blog arguing that the social component of video games seems to be increasing empathy and somehow blocking the contagiousness of violence.<p>Turns out, this week, a new study published by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology provides a considerable amount of …

11 Young Neuroscientists Share Their Cutting-Edge Research

Support the news<p>For our special series, "<b>Brain Matters</b>," we asked 11 young neuroscientists from BU, Harvard and MIT to share what they're working on …

Mysterious 'background noise' in the brain that gives us free will

By<p>A team of experts from the University of California set out to find whether humans are capable of free will - and came up with some surprising …

6 First World War centenary events

<b>Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered the First World War. Here, we’ve rounded up the biggest commemorative events taking</b> …

World History

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

World War One: The speech that made the case for war

<b>One hundred years ago this summer Britain and her Empire stood on the brink of war. Frantic last-minute diplomacy had come to nothing - and armies were mobilising across Europe.</b><p>On the afternoon of Monday 3 August 1914, the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, headed to the House of Commons …

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C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws

If the universe operates by fixed physical laws, what does it mean for us to have free will? That’s what C.S. Lewis considers with an elegant sidewise gleam in an essay titled <b>“Divine Omnipotence”</b> from his altogether fascinating 1940 book <b>The Problem of Pain</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a scintillating …