William-Michael Stone

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Cleveland

Feeding 9 Billion

Step One: Freeze Agriculture’s Footprint<p>For most of history, whenever we’ve needed to produce more food, we’ve simply cut down forests or plowed grasslands to make more farms. We’ve already cleared an area roughly the size of South America to grow crops. To raise livestock, we’ve taken over even …

Agriculture

Events In Your Past Determine Which Microbes Live On You

A scientist with a swab and a microscope could tell what school you went to<p>Trillions of microbes live in and on our body. We don’t yet fully understand how these microbial ecosystems develop or the full extent to which they influence our health. Some provide essential nutrients, while others cause …

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Is Now A Top Candidate For Life

New gravity measurements determined Enceladus has a liquid water sea about as large as Lake Superior.<p>Buried under miles of ice, astronomers have detected a liquid water sea on one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus. The sea is about the size of Lake Superior and it touches Enceladus' silicate core… which …

Lay off Michelle Obama: Why white feminists need to lean back

The first lady’s critics miss the fact that black women have never been the model for mainstream American womanhood<p>In a column at Politico last week entitled “Leaning Out: How Michelle Obama Became a Feminist Nightmare,” Michelle Cottle cast First Lady Obama as a feminist failure, declaring that …

Wealth And Income Inequality In America

Monty Python And The Holy Grail<p>One of the most disturbing trends in this country is the rise of extreme wealth and income inequality.<p>As the following charts show, America is rapidly becoming a country of a few million overlords and 300 million serfs.<p>Unfortunately, this issue has been politicized, …

Income Inequality

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

College & University

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Education

Mario Draghi defends ECB's bond buying plan

<b>Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), has defended its bond-buying programme.</b><p>The plan, dubbed Outright Monetary Transactions (OMTs), allows the ECB to buy bonds of eurozone member countries to bring down their borrowing costs.<p>Its announcement last year helped lower borrowing …

Economics