Jerry Stangen

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Want to Succeed? Do This One Thing

Call it what you want, perseverance pays off.<p>Have you noticed that everyone is talking about grit these days, as if it has just been discovered? Business leaders, pundits, scientists, and even celebrities are extolling the importance of grit as a key ingredient in success.<p>Although the scientists …

Video Games: Vitamins for Your Brain

Video games have been said to make people both more violent and more stupid. But new research is showing that video games do have positive impacts on …

Geek

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying

According to eminent psychologist and emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman, lying comes in two flavors. First are “low stakes lies,” which almost all of …

Scientists May Have Just Figured Out Why Time Moves Forward, Not Backwards

Griffith University Associate Professor Joan Vaccaro has put forward a suggestion on why there’s a difference between the future and the past. …

Quantum Mechanics

Climate Change Has Claimed Its First Mammal Extinction

Climate change has claimed its first confirmed mammal extinction. The tiny Bramble Cay melomys (also known as the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat,</i> …

A biologist has a radical plan to save the Earth

<i>The following is an excerpt from "Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight For Life," by Edward O. Wilson.</i><p>The global conservation movement has temporarily …

Endangered Species

Scientists have found evidence that antibiotics may have unintended effects on babies

While babies learn to walk and talk, there’s another crucial piece of development taking place: the microbiome.<p>This collection of bacteria in our gut plays a crucial role in the way we break down food, put up defenses against pathogens, and even how we feel. Less robust microbiomes have been …

Microbiology

4 Canned Fish You Should Avoid At All Costs

When it comes to seafood, the general consensus is that fresh is best (fresh fish are some of the world's healthiest foods), but for many people, geography and budget often necessitate the purchase of canned seafood. It may surprise some folks, but when it comes to canned fish, shellfish, and other …

Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ could result in fish kill in an area the size of Connecticut

A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is warning that a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico could kill off marine life …

Gulf of Mexico