Mark Christian Frongello

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A top Harvard professor says this is how to trick your brain into conquering fear

But, the TED Talk is only one of Cuddy's defining moments.<p>In her book, "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," Cuddy discusses how to feel liberated and perform at your best.<p>She defines presence as "the state of being attuned to and able to comfortably express our true …

TED Talks

Wave of suicides engulfs Indian village: locals blame demons, science blames pesticides

A tiny village in central India has seen an unprecedented 80 suicides since the beginning of the year. Locals blame it on demon spirits, but some …

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

Large Hadron Collider can be 'world's biggest rain meter'

<b>The LHC is not just the world's most powerful particle accelerator, it could also be its biggest rain meter, scientists say.</b><p>They are investigating tiny changes in the length of the collider's 27km-circumference ring, which occur on a daily and a seasonal basis.<p>The short cycle is explained by normal …

Physics

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Mega Cities

Taurine-like chemical restores cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's

Tests show compound, similar to that found in energy drinks, clears amyloid beta plaques, which build up in the brain in early stages of Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a chemical that destroys toxic plaques which build up in the brain in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Preliminary …

Why Time Feels Like It’s Flying By (and How To Slow It Down)

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you …

A Mesmerizing Animation Shows Just How Weird Our Solar System Is

NASA’s Kepler space telescope spotted thousands of worlds during its four-year mission, proving that our galaxy is filled with planets. But even more …

God: Not so Black-and-White

Those who have felt the presence of God understand that we, as humans, do not have the capacity to understand Him fully. God is a great--arguably, the greatest--mystery to us. He is able to understand more, knows more, loves more, and is the only truly just being in all of creation. His mind and …

Christianity

Geneticists Are Concerned Transhumanists Will Use CRISPR on Themselves

The biggest debate at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing is where to draw the line between "medical treatment" and "body enhancement."<p>Geneticists developing powerful genome editing tools are worried that transhumanists will try to use them on themselves before they're deemed safe and …