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This Frozen Honey Mousse Is So Much Better Than Ice Cream, and We've Got the Recipe Right Here

It's "really spectacular," says #TopChef's Sam Talbot of his latest creation.<p>Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. And this …

Dessert

Eating In And Around Melbourne’s Chinatown

<i>photo via flickr</i>By: Alex RyderI think it’s fair to say that Melbourne is Australia’s culinary capital. And while a melting pot for different cuisines …

Korean Food

Broca and Wernicke Are Dead – It's Time to Rewrite the Neurobiology of Language

<i>Summary: Researchers argue the Classic Model of the neurological basis of language function is obsolete in a new study.</i><p>Source: BPS.<p><b>Flick through any</b> …

Dreams and revelations

The world’s great religions and spiritual journeys emerged from dreams and visions. Neurochemistry tells us how<i>By Patrick McNamara</i>Read at Aeon

Consciousness

Forty New Philosophical SF Recommendations

Since 2014, I've been collecting <b>professional philosophers' recommendations of personal favorite "philosophically interesting" SF</b> -- where "SF" is …

Science Fiction

Politeness

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

Sil #9

Fountain pen with clean lines, pressure cap, without screw. Handmade, barrel, cap and section made of ebonite. Internal mechanism made of bronze …

Fountain Pens

Methylene blue shows promise for improving short-term memory

OAK BROOK, Ill. - A single oral dose of methylene blue results in an increased MRI-based response in brain areas that control short-term memory and …

The Brain

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

9 of the most incredible places to sleep

Fancy sleeping somewhere more memorable than a hotel room or regular campsite? From treetop tents to a human-sized nest, you'll have a night to …

Northern Lights

Learning Mandarin is really, really hard — even for many Chinese people

Mandarin Chinese is a notoriously difficult language to learn — a labyrinth of semantic tones, elaborate characters and obscure idiomatic phrases. And in China, a land of infinite linguistic diversity, the government has spent decades struggling to unify the country under that one language, not …

10 books that weave medical science into great storytelling

The thrust of our cover story this week is the extraordinary rise of books written by doctors that unravel the past, present and future of medicine …

Fly First Class for Free: Travel Hacking 101

Ever wonder what it's like to fly First Class and wake up at your destination feeling refreshed?<p>Want to learn to save time by cutting the lines at airport security or customs and immigration?<p>What if I told you that I do all of this without paying a dime?<p>Travel Hacking 101: The Art of Traveling …

3 Ways to Be More Emotionally Intelligent at Work

Creating more emotionally astute, mutually satisfying work interactions is something that benefits everyone. There are a few things everyone can do …

Emotional Intelligence

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between. The list includes something for …

Books

The Rationalist Theist

Interview by Richard Marshall.Tim Mawson is a philosopher of religion and here he discusses whether philosophy of religion can be done effectively by …

Faith

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

The perfect apology, according to science

The gold standard includes six components, though some are more important than others, according to researchers.<p>Ever had an apology fall flat? Well, there may be a logical explanation. You may not have given enough emphasis to the most important elements, or you may have even left them out …

Positive Thinking

Medical Students Are Facing Serious Mental Health Issues

There appears to be a lack of support for medical students with mental health problems.<p>An online survey of 1,122 medical students was carried out …

Mental Health

Crossing Over: How Science Is Redefining Life and Death

Can death be reversible? And what are we learning about the gray zone between here and the other side?<p><i>The Story of God</i> with Morgan Freeman, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c, will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover …

Coffee reveals itself as an unlikely elixir

For a historically mistrusted drink, coffee is proving to be a healthy addiction. Scientific findings in support of coffee’s nutritional attributes …

Alex The Parrot Had The Intelligence Of A 6-year-Old

A parrot has shown us perhaps the most extraordinary demonstration of non-human intelligence thus far. Alex the African grey parrot was the first …

Harvard

Best places to eat and drink in Japan: readers’ travel tips

It might not be hard to find great sushi in Tokyo, or a gem of a sake bar, but where would you go for the best okonomiyaki pancakes, takoyaki octopus balls, gold ice-cream or udon noodles?<p><b>Winning tip: Takoyaki, Nishiki Market, Kyoto</b><p>I’ve eaten the most rarefied meals of my life in Japan, but it’s …

Japan

The World’s Most Expensive Hotel Spent $7 Million on Each Room

The $1.4 billion hotel in Macau, China opens this summer.<p>Located in China’s moneyed gambling hot spot, Macau, The 13 is poised to become the world’s …

Hospitality

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

National Geographic Travel