Kathy Winters

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The Truth About Sex Differences

It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not <i>that</i> one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical …

Psychology

Nothing I Do Will Ever Be As Grand As That Last Motorcycle Ride With My True Love

For 10 minutes we were normal, and that wind just blew all the death off of us<p>Hirkophoto via Getty Images<p>HuffPost UK<p>When I was a kid, I wanted to get …

Medicine

Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time: A Guide for Concerned Paleolithic Parents

According to the most recent cave drawings, children nowadays are using fire more than ever before. And it’s no wonder: fire has many wonderful applications, such as cooking meat, warming the home, and warding off wild animals in the night. We adult <i>Homo erectus</i>, with our enlarged brains and …

Prehistory

Attention sillytonians and nickums: Forgotten words you should be using

The linguists scoured historic texts and etymological dictionaries to compile the list of 30 words that could be useful today.<p>Have you ever felt …

Linguistics

Learn something new, from coding to marketing, with these free online courses

Whether it’s a love for education, the drive to succeed, or just genuine curiosity, the hunger for knowledge and learning is what keeps us moving …

The Reason You Get a 'Runner's High' Is Not What You Think

No, it's not endorphins.<p>There's possibly no better feeling than the calm and happiness that follow the completion of a long, tough run.<p>So where does …

Neuroscience

Scientists Have Figured Out How Everest's 'Superhuman' Sherpas Overcome Hypoxia

Better at a cellular level.<p>The physiology of Himalayan Sherpas has evolved over thousands of years to help them become virtually superhuman mountain …

Scientists Now Believe Neurons Are Unique. Can This Help Explain Autism?

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Neuroscience

The mathematics of mind-time

The special trick of consciousness is being able to project action and time into a range of possible futures<i>By Karl Friston</i>Read at Aeon

Mystery human species <em>Homo naledi</em> had tiny but advanced brain

It’s not the size of your brain, it’s how you organise it. The most recently discovered species of early human had a skull only slightly larger than …

Wax Worms Chew Right Through Plastic Bags

They're little larva with a secret superpower.<p>Science is riddled with lucky accidents and accidental discoveries. The most recent: A scientist and an …

Pollution

This is your brain on art

'Self Reflected,' a light-animated art exhibit, shows the beauty of information flowing through your brain.<p>"This is what consciousness looks like," …

National Science Foundation

Physicists have discovered a strange new type of aurora named 'Steve'

Move over Boaty McBoatface— a group of aurora enthusiasts have given a newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon the name "Steve", because... well what else are we going to call a mysterious glowing light in the sky?<p>Before you assume Steve is named after Professor Hawking or the theoretical physicist …

Telegraph logo

Sometimes it’s hard to be a man. In an age of gender-fluidity, I should perhaps point out that I’m not speaking from experience. But in the list of groups now thankfully gaining recognition and support for the specific challenges they face, men seem oddly absent. I know many argue it is already a …

How Different Are Men's and Women's Brains?

Though most of us value gender equality, men and women are seen as so radically different in our society, it’s a wonder they get along at all. Anyone …