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Relaxation Techniques for Stressed Moms in 15 Minutes or Less

There's no doubt about it, being a mama can be super stressful at times. The worst part is that even though you're stressed, it's not like you have …

Animal Photos Of The Week: Orangutans, Polar Bears And More Pictures

<i>Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include:</i><p>The National Zoo’s panda gave birth to a cub<br>• A new study shows that rams with big horns are more likely to die young<br>• Officials plan to euthanize hundreds of vulnerable tortoises<p><i>Click here to read more about what’s happening in the</i> …

If We Break the Laws of Nature, Are We Justified in Breaking the Laws of Humanity?

When an email from Tony Leiserowitz popped up on screen the other day, I was blown away to read the findings of his team's latest national survey of U.S. opinion on climate change:<p>"One in eight people (13%) say they would be willing to personally engage in non-violent civil disobedience against …

There is Still Time to Slow Shell-Melting Ocean Acidification, Say Researchers

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Researchers warn that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are gradually increasing acidification levels …

Healing Hearts, Space Jewelry, and the Newest Mammal

Health from above: a drone to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims

German non-profit group Definetz wants to make defibrillators readily available across its country so that any time someone has a heart attack, the life saving devices are within arms reach. And it's looking to drones to help it bring its vision to fruition. On Friday, the group announced the …

June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

Astronomy

Reflecting on mirror neurons

<i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience</i>.<p>Summary: Mirror neurons are cells that fire during both the execution and observation of a specific action. They have been linked to …

Watch A Giant Hovercraft Land On A Crowded Russian Beach

Just out enjoying your day at the beach when, boom, giant military hovercraft. The worst.<p>This 5.5-ton Russian military hovercraft landed on the beach of the Baltic Sea port city Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania, where people were out enjoying their day. A Russian Defense Ministry …

Psychedelic Drugs Don't Make People Crazy, Study Says

Researchers even found some associations between psychedelic drugs and fewer mental health issues.<p>Contrary to what some anti-drug campaigns will have you believe, dropping acid probably isn't going to make you depressed or psychotic. In fact, psychedelics might actually be associated with better …

Light at the end of the tunnel for chronic pain

A German professor is developing light therapy to regulate sleep and treat chronic pain<p>Doctors in Germany may be about to shed a little light on treating chronic pain. Prof Thomas Tolle, a pain specialist in Munich, is beginning a trial using specially designed overhead lighting that imitates a …

NSA and GCHQ: the flawed psychology of government mass surveillance

Recent disclosures about the scope of government surveillance are staggering. We now know that the UK's Tempora program records huge volumes of private communications, including – as standard – our emails, social networking activity, internet histories, and telephone calls. Much of this data is …

In pursuing the badger cull, the government is being anti-science

The Tory-led government's controversial badger cull is set to begin on Monday night. Despite widespread protest and a national petition with more than 250,000 signatures, David Cameron is determined to push ahead.<p>This policy is completely out of touch. The public and scientists are united in their …

Pain, Loss And Tears Come With Medal Of Honor

<b>Update at 3:14 p.m. ET. Carter Receives Medal Of Honor:</b><p>Saying he represented "the essence of true heroism," President Obama presented Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter with the nation's highest military honors, this afternoon.<p>"As these soldiers and families will tell you, they're a family forged in …