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31 Psychological Defense Mechanisms Explained

We looked at the way in which the psyche deals with unconscious anxieties. We identified a number of common defense mechanisms which we often use …

Fred Armisen can do almost any accent (just not Jamaican)

Fred Armisen prides himself on being able to affect any accent. Well, almost any.<p>During an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of <i>Conan</i>, host Conan …

Here's why you can't actually be a vegetarian

In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher.<p>Plants make up the base of every food chain …

The Dreadful Ten: 10 Horror Films for Science Fans!

One common misconception about the horror genre is that, due to their reliance on emotional response, they’re somehow intellectually weaker than …

Man arrested in rock-climbing marriage proposal: I did it for love

The man who made national headlines for having to be rescued from the cliffs of Morro Rock after proposing to his girlfriend said he's not sure what all the fuss was about.<p>Michael Banks, 27, climbed the 600-foot Morro Rock early Thursday and asked his girlfriend, via the FaceTime app, to marry …

California

2001 February 18 - Lunation

<b>Lunation</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> António Cidadão<p><b>Explanation:</b> Our Moon's appearance changes nightly. This slow-loading time-lapse sequence shows what our Moon looks …

Astronomy

Giant squid surfaces in Japanese harbor

Rare encounter with a giant squid. First one caught on camera was in 2012.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded …

Zoology

Sleepless Nights And Lighter Wallets: The Link Between Poverty And Sleep

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Some low-income people around the world face that challenge. A team of researchers is investigating whether sleep deprivation keeps some in poverty. (This piece originally aired on <i>All Things Considered</i> on Dec. 2, 2015.)<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, …

Language

Beyond Cold: How the World Works at -459 Degrees

<i>This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.</i><p>Most of us would agree that 32°F, the …

9 charts that show a big global slowdown is on its way

Angel Gurria, the OECD's secretary general spoke in Paris on Monday morning, and he reflected the OECD's generally pessimistic tone.<p>"The slowdown in global trade and the continuing weakness in investment are deeply concerning. Robust trade and investment and stronger global growth should go hand in …

Economics