Judith M. Kuzma

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5 Signs You're the Victim of an Emotional Vampire

Vampires are real--the emotional kind at least. Here's how to protect yourself.<p>As Hollywood producers and publishers of page turners know, a good vampire story is hard to resist (got a long layover or lazy holiday to fill? I highly recommend this trilogy, for example). So why the eternal human …

Emotional Intelligence

Archaeologists Find 850 Year Old Seeds From An Extinct Squash. Watch What Happened Next

When archaeologists were digging in the First Nations Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin back in 2008, they discovered a tiny clay pot. The vessel …

Why Google and Ford could be teaming up

They don't need each other, but they could use the help<p>If early reports prove true, Ford and Google will announce the development of a self-driving car initiative at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next month, a mutually beneficial partnership that could provide a blueprint for the …

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Simon Makin<p>November 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in …

4 Traits Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

They may not command a room or be classically charismatic, but introverts have many traits that make them excel in leadership roles.<p>The classic image of a great leader is someone full of charisma and exuberant energy, who can convince anyone to follow their ideas. But these outgoing types aren’t …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Integral ecology: everything is connected

Thomas Reese Faith and Justice Francis: The Environment Encyclical<b>Faith and Justice:</b> Integral ecology is a key concept in chapter four of<i> Laudato …

Is there another way to combat climate change?

No matter how much we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will not be enough to keep global warming below 2C – the internationally agreed “safe” …

Carbon Dioxide

What Permaculture Can Teach Us About Living Mindfully to Ensure Abundance for All

For all the mysteries that seem to surround permaculture — Is it a type of organic gardening? Is it green living? Sustainable living? A design …

How will climate change affect life in the oceans?

How will climate change affect life in the oceans? In research to be published in Nature Climate Change* we, among several other authors, show that …

Climate Change

The complex future of ecology

<b>If you believe the next mass extinction event (caused by humans) has begun, how do humans begin to choose which species to save? Rutherford Discovery</b> …

Ecology

Climate Change Poses Risk to Great Barrier Reef Species

<i>By Joshua Robertson, The Guardian</i>Species native to the Great Barrier Reef are more likely to face extinction through climate change than marine life …

Climate Change

You can’t rush the oceans (why CO2 emission rates matter)

Posted on 27 August 2015 by howardlee<p>Four of the “big five” mass extinctions, and several more minor environmental crises in Earth’s past, were …

Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Is Key to Preventing Mass Starvation

<i>Editor’s Note: Sherwood Idso is president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.</i>Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Is …

Kim Fulton-Bennett: Uncovering the ocean’s deep secrets

<i>Through September 2, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary host</i> Big Blue Live <i>– an unprecedented series of live natural</i> …

Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth.<p>The crew of National Park Service …

How Healthy Soils Could Reverse Climate Change

August 21, 2015<p>Monoculture—planting fields of just one crop, like corn—may be squeezing out grassland and wildlife in rural America. But according to …

Are Marine Reserves Working?

Unlike many terrestrial conservation efforts, marine reserves have an added goal of supporting a sustainable fishing community. “Fish move a lot,” …

Research claims climate change to bring greater biodiversity to seas

Naturally, when we think of climate change affecting our oceans we think that the rise in temperature is likely to mess with the very fine balance …

Climate Change

Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the rational argument for extreme conservation

A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for the preservation of biodiversity.<p>The famous biologist and naturalist would do this by …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

The Brain

The Engineering Of Star Trek: Transparent Aluminum In The 21st Century

In <i>Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home</i>, the crew of the <i>USS Enterprise</i> travels back in time to find a humpback whale and transport this back to the 24th Century. In the absence of the 23rd Century technology that the crew were used to working with, the tank needed to be made of six-inch thick poly(methyl …

Air Traffic Control Is Getting A Much-Needed Upgrade

It’s a clear sky over San Francisco, with no clouds in sight, and there’s an audible groan as your captain announces that your aircraft’s approach is on hold due to weather conditions. It’s not the pilot, the aircraft, or the airline – there’s a lot more that is going on under the hood of your …

Aviation

Inside Industrial Light & Magic's secret Star Wars VR lab

When Rob Bredow left Sony Pictures Imageworks for ILM in 2014, it didn’t take him long to realize what he’d gotten himself into. "It was like my first week here, and an assistant knocks on the door real urgently. ‘Yeah, did someone request a lightsaber from the showroom down the hall?’" He grins, …

Digital pen is better dementia-prediction tool than a doctor

A new dementia-prediction tool could diagnose conditions earlier, and with greater accuracy by using digital pen technology.<p>Alzheimer's disease and …