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A Neuroscientist on the Calming Powers of the To-Do List

There are two kinds of people in the world:<p>1. Those who make lists.<br>2. Those who don’t.<p>And, as one scientist recently argued, those who fall into the …

When Are You Really an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?<p>It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.” After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the …

Why Music Helps You Memorize Items

If grade school has taught us anything, it's that turning a list of items into a song is a great way to remember things. That same basic process …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

Critical Thinking

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Explains Why Multitasking Is a Harmful Addiction - PAPER

A scientist/musician/author/record producer is how Daniel Levitin thinks of himself. But more formally, he is also the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, where he runs the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception and Expertise. …

5 Powerful Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain

While the brain and consciousness are inextricably linked, groundbreaking research into the nature of consciousness is revealing that their …

Total Recall Sounds Great, But Some Things Should Be Forgotten

What would it mean to remember every single thing?<p><i>This article was written by Jyutika Mehta from Texas Woman's University, and was originally</i> …

The Brain

Data scientists keep forgetting the one rule every researcher should know by heart

The results are in: Skipping breakfast is associated with heart disease. But that doesn’t necessarily mean breakfast deserves its reputation as the most important meal of the day.<p>Harvard University medical researchers have concluded that American men between the ages of 45 to 82 who skip breakfast …

Financial Services

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

Here's Why Women Are Always Freezing in Offices, According to Science

Office air conditioning is biased against women.<p>If you're a woman who works in an office and you're always freezing, you're not alone. It turns out …

Scientific Research

Stephen Hawking Explains How You Could Escape a Black Hole

Well, your existence could. Physically you would be so dead.<p>Stephen Hawking has described a new theory for how our existence could escape a black …

Physics

Why Groups of People Can Remember Something That Didn't Happen

Don't believe everything you hear.<p>Strange things happen to our memories when other people are involved: if someone else remembers an event in a …

New Jersey

There's a Forest in Poland Filled With Crooked Trees, And No One Can Explain Why

This belongs in a Grimm's fairy tale.<p>Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near …

Best of 2015: The Idiot's Guide to Pluto

What was the biggest news in astronomy this past year? The editorial board of Discover has helpfully provided an answer, one that I heartily endorse …

The Chemistry of Seasonal Affective Disorder

For the millions of Americans with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it’s the darkness, not the cold, that makes winter so difficult.<p>SAD affects at …

High Blood Pressure

How poetry can be a shortcut to truths science tries to discover

<i>For each of the 12 days of Christmas, here’s something to beguile, distract – and leave you with questions for the year ahead</i><p>Simon Barraclough dons a …

Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Can Help You Heal

By Therese Wade, MSc, Wake Up World where this was originally featured.<p>“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These …

Science says that this is a surprising side effect of having anxiety

Most of the time, anxiety is just there: A feeling of helplessness, worry, and nervousness that often makes it that much harder to function in our …

The Science of Willpower: 15 Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Last from Dr. Kelly McGonigal

At the stroke of midnight on January 1, millions of New Year's resolutions went into effect, with the most common ones being lose weight, get fit, …

Will Power

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

Science Says Keeping a Dream Diary Can Make Us More Creative

Chemistry: Four elements added to periodic table

<b>Four chemical elements have been formally added to the periodic table, completing the scheme's seventh row.</b><p>They are the first to be included in the table since 2011, when elements 114 and 116 were added.<p>The first true iteration of the table was produced in 1869 by the Russian chemist Dmitri …

Four Elements Have Just Earned a Permanent Spot in The Periodic Table

The seventh row is now officially complete.<p>Officials from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have confirmed the discovery …

Chemistry

Here’s The Simple Proof That There Must Be Multiple Levels of Infinity

Easy!<p>Infinity is a powerful concept. Philosophers, artists, theologians, scientists, and people from all walks of life have struggled with ideas of …

Mathematics

How many moons does Mercury have?

Virtually every planet in the solar system has moons. Earth has the moon, Mars has Phobos and Deimos, and Jupiter and Saturn have 67 and 62 …