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12 TED Talks That Will Make You Sound Smarter

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

On genetics Oliver James is on a different planet to the rest of us

In reviews of his brilliant 2002 book <i>The Blank Slate</i>, which railed against the ‘modern denial of human nature’, Steven Pinker was accused of erecting a straw man. Nobody actually believes, scoffed the critics, that children are born with brains of soft clay, their mental makeup unaffected by genes …

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes | Oliver James

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Disorders

The Genes for Pot Addiction Have Been Identified

For what may be the first time, specific genes associated with marijuana addiction have been identified— and some of them are also linked to …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

According to new research, you don’t sit around in sweatpants and smoke pot simply because you’re lazy. Such a habit could be the result of a genetic …

Cannabis

'Superhero DNA': Researchers discover lucky 13 with natural resistance to serious disease

Medical researchers are on the hunt for 13 lucky people who have what they have dubbed "superhero DNA".<p>An international team of scientists studied …

Genetics