Laura Daniela Quiroga Fattori

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What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

Your routines might be screwing with your body. Here's how to fix it.

When to eat, drink, sleep, and think deep thoughts.<p>You might think you’re in control of your schedule, but your body evolved to follow a natural rhythm. Sticking closer to that routine can help keep you in tiptop shape.<p>Drink coffee<p>Sipping caffeine is best done early in the day. Imbibed later, it …

Sleep

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Quora Question: How is Trump the Populist Savior of the Working Class?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Our Planet Doesn’t Just Support Life, It is Also Living Vessel

Although many people don’t realize, our planet doesn’t just support life; it too is alive. If you were to strip away all of the human-made …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Genetics

Math Monday: Make a Flake

Today we revive an old snowflake drawing program by Evil Mad Scientist, and realize the designs in a modern meltingly sweet medium. Here’s an updated version of that old program with the trigonometry corrected (cheers for applied math!) so that it will work with any number of sides to your …

What happens in cashless societies? Five answers from science fiction

If we don’t work for money, what might we be working for?<p>There is a funny section in Philip K Dick’s <i>Ubik</i> where one of the central characters has an …

Physicist explains why time travel isn’t possible

A simple question from his wife—Does physics really allow people to travel back in time?—propelled physicist Richard Muller on a quest to resolve a …

Physics

Society-in-the-Loop

Programming the Algorithmic Social Contract<p><b>Update (July 24, 2017):</b> An expanded version of this article will appear in a special issue of “Ethics and …

Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid for 3-D Printing, Genetic Engineering

Scientists genetically engineered and 3-D-printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence.<p>If you met this lab-created critter over your beach vacation, you'd swear you saw a baby ray. In fact, the tiny, flexible swimmer is the product of a team of …

Artificial Intelligence

A 3D-Printed House Built to Withstand Powerful Earthquakes

In China, construction companies are pioneering 3D-printed houses that can be created in a matter of hours. Just a few months after the world’s first …

Pervert Park: Where Sex Offenders Try to Be Normal

A new documentary explores a corner of society no one wants to talk about.<p>No one is more of an outcast in modern society than sex offenders. Nobody wants to know them. Nobody wants to think about them. Everyone would prefer that sex offenders just go away. And due to the harsh laws around sex …

Blood Red: 30 Vintage Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

[ By Steve in Design & Graphics & Branding. ]In Soviet Russia, accident prevent you! That’s the message rendered in classic commie-propaganda style …