Jennifer Macchiaverna

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Watch: Shipwrecks dating from 5th century discovered at bottom of Black Sea

Shipwrecks from thousands of years ago have been found for the first time at the bottom of the Black Sea.<p>The Black Sea MAP project has discovered artefacts from sunken ships dating from the Byzantine Era, the Middle Ages and the Ottoman Empire during one of the largest ever maritime …

Nasa teams up with Stephen Hawking to make his nano spacecraft a reality

In April, a team of scientists announced a new project to explore interstellar space named Breakthrough Starshot. The project wants to use lasers to …

THE IMPRINTED BRAIN THEORY

The Imprinted Brain Theory<p>What causes mental illnesses like schizophrenia and autism? We have long known that both tend to run in families and that …

Autism

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

• Home<br>• DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression<p><i>Crackpot conspiracy theory retweeted by the National Security Adviser-designate leads to an assault</i> …

Close your eyes and breathe: schools sign up to mindfulness

More than 4,000 teachers are now qualified in meditation exercises to combat pupil stress<p>It’s Wednesday morning and the children from year 5 at St John the Baptist primary school in Brighton are chatting noisily at their desks. A bell chimes and the chatter stops. Thirty children close their eyes …

Mindfulness

Tortured Syrian refugees need specialist help | Letters

A reported 55% of the Syrians who have been given protection in the UK under the Syrian resettlement programme are torture survivors, according to the National Audit Office. The NAO report, a review of the progress of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS), highlights concerns of …

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

How to Make Your Mind Happy, According to Neuroscience

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Self-help

Earth Just Narrowly Missed Getting Hit by an Asteroid

The asteroid missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the Moon.<p>On Saturday, astronomers discovered a new asteroid, just a few hours before it almost hit us.<p>The asteroid is called 2016 QA2, and it missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the moon. That puts it …

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 …

Psychology

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Emotions

Pro-Trump tow truck driver leaves disabled Sanders supporter stranded

On Monday, a Donald Trump-supporting tow truck driver outside Asheville, North Carolina, responded to a call from a driver with disabilities.<p>Trump's presumptive nomination divides Republicans – campaign live<p>Read more<p>When the tow truck driver saw the stranded motorist’s Bernie Sanders sticker, Fox …

Bernie Sanders

Republicans plunged into five stages of grief over Trump's unstoppable rise

Reactions from GOP leaders to Trump’s elevation as presumptive nominee have run the gamut of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance<p>Anguished Republicans began cycling through the five stages of grief on Thursday in the wake of what one leading voice of the establishment called Donald …

Who will be Donald Trump's running mate? Here are five options

With Donald Trump as the Republican party’s presumptive nominee, it’s time for him to start contemplating a running mate. Here are five options for the veep stakes for the outsider who has often said he would look for a number two with political experience:<p><b>Chris Christie</b><p>Christie’s endorsement of …

New Study Reveals The Most Effective Way To Handle A Psychopath

The Brain Photo credit: Darth Vader, a well-known manipulative psychopath, wasn't happy to hear the news. Carlos/Flickr; CC BY-NC 2.0It’s not always …

‘Hurricane Katrina was God’s way of punishing gay people’

Effortlessly eerie televangelist Rick Joyner popped in to say hello on “The Jim Bakker Show” last week, where he reiterated his spectacularly insane …

LGBTQI

This personality trait may indicate whether your child is destined for success in life

You might find it exasperating, but if your child acts in this way it could pay off in the years ahead<p>Do you ever find yourself exasperated by your child's stubbornness? Does your daughter continually disobey authority? Or does your son hate doing what he's told?<p>If so: congratulations!<p>If recent …

Psychology

New research points to something unsettling about the giant meteor that slammed into Russia 3 years ago

It's been 3 years since the dazzling fireball over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and its aftereffects in 6 Russian cities. Yet scientists still don't know its origin.<p>On February 15, 2013, many on Earth were watching for news of the approach of an asteroid labeled 2012 DA14.<p>Suddenly, those watchers - and …

Utah Lawmaker Wants to Declare Pornography a ‘Public Health Hazard’

A Utah lawmaker has introduced a resolution to declare pornography a “public health hazard.”<p>Republican Sen. Todd Weiler filed the bill last week to …

Public Health

Will the Supreme Court Finally Kill Obama's Immigration Reforms?

The justices will once again determine the fate of the president's domestic policy legacy.<p>In November of 2014, President Barack Obama—fed up with Congress's failure to move on his second-term agenda, unveiled an executive order to implement modest reforms to the country's broken immigration system. …

Where the power lies in the therapist-client relationship | Letters

Oliver Burkeman (Therapy Wars, The long read, 7 January) falls into the trap of polarising the wrong point about contemporary psychotherapy. Like any pioneer, Freud made many assumptions that have since turned out to be self-interested, culture-specific or just wrong. But to write him off as a …

Scientists just saw light coming from around a black hole for the first time

<i>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the light as emanating from within a black hole, rather than beside it.</i> …

Nervous chickens may offer lessons about mental illness in humans | The Star

“If you put a human in a novel arena with a bright light, you’d probably get remarkably similar responses,” said Wright with a laugh. “But kidnapping …

Mental Disorders

Obama flubs ATF duties, Trump talks big on curbing gun rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on guns have sparked renewed debate about how far the government should go in limiting gun sales. Obama took questions in a televised town hall meeting Thursday night, while leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed …

Guns

Why Obama's tears are so revolutionary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes a historic moment arrives like an IMAX movie: a big, loud, jarring event that bends the arc of history.<p>Other times, though, it sneaks up on people. It seems modest at the time, but only later do Americans realize it marked a turning point -- that something new had burst onto the …

The Ocean's Chaotic Beauty Captured In 15 Award-Winning Photos

Life really is better under the sea.<p>In case you needed further proof that the ocean is a bizarre, magnificent and totally alien world, the Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of its 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.<p>The photo submissions, which come from more than 50 …

The GOP’s anti-crying crusade is so deeply embarrassing it hurts

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Mary Altaffer/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Yesterday, Paul Ryan became the latest Republican to put down Obama for showing genuine human emotion<p>Bob Cesca<p>January 8, 2016 10:57am (UTC)<p>Three years into his second term, it's not difficult to draw the conclusion that President Obama might …

Paul Ryan