Matthew Boling

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The Neuroscience of Being a Selfish Jerk

If we’re being honest, most of us have at least some selfish aims – to make money, to win a promotion at work, and so on. But importantly, we pursue …

Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that has stumped parents and teachers?

All you need to do is place the digits from 1 to 9 in the the grid. Easy, right?

6 Qualities of All Great Leaders [INFOGRAPHIC]

Not every manager is a great leader, and neither does every great leader make a great manager; when considering the topic, it’s important to …

Texas stops cities and towns from banning fracking

<b>A law signed this week in Texas now prohibits cities and towns from banning fracking and other activities that harvest oil and natural gas.</b><p>The law was drafted after voters in Denton, a city outside Dallas, banned "hydraulic fracturing" locally in 2014.<p>Fracking opponents warn that potential …

Lifelong Republican Turns On His Party, Embraces Obamacare

Luis Lang, who is currently crowdfunding for medical expenses that he can’t afford because he didn’t sign up for insurance under Obamacare, has …

5 dangers of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean

The Obama administration just gave Shell conditional approval to drill for oil in the U.S. Arctic. Sure, there's lots of oil up there, but there are …

Guest post: “Climate variability research: did the sceptics make us do it?” – Professor Richard Betts

<i>This is a guest post by Prof. Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts at the Met Office, (IPCC AR4 and AR5 lead author) about Lewandowsky, Oreskes et</i> …

NYT Claim: Obama's catastrophic climate denial

Bill McKibben, writing for The New York Times has published an attack on President Obama, accusing him of “climate denial”.<p>According to …

As global carbon dioxide breaks records, India faces dilemma

During the week of April 6 to 12, 2015, average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels touched 404.02 parts per million (ppm), the highest-ever in recent human …

Astronomers find dark globular clusters

They believe there’s unexpected dark matter – or black holes – in the mysterious clusters orbiting the center of the giant galaxy Centaurus …

NASA conference will discuss how to manage drone traffic

Someday, commercial drones might become so prevalent, it would be impossible to look up without seeing at least one in the sky. NASA and a number of drone enthusiasts believe that in order to keep those UAVs, well, orderly and away from restricted locations (here's a tip: don't fly near the White …

Remember, Your Behavior Is Contagious

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often what we need to get to the next level isn’t an Earth-shattering new idea, it’s simply a great reminder of what we already know. And sometimes the teacher is actually the student. Technically, I was the teacher last week when I spoke …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Wasting taxpayer’s money? Know why Supreme Court ordered Govt to only use photos of President, Prime Minister and CJI of India

Perturbed by the number of government advertisements that features cabinet ministers and other state leaders, appearing in national and regional …

Uncovering environmental problems could get you a year in a Wyoming jail

Is a new statute a harmless trespassing measure, or a way to keep scientists' noses away from malfeasance?<p>Citizen scientists are playing an increasingly important role in experiments, but there may be a place where certain experiments are less than welcome: Wyoming.<p>A new law passed earlier this …

Policing as a Public Health Crisis

The recent police shootings of unarmed black men, the lack of police indictment and the assassination two New York City police officers has caused tremendous unrest in communities across the country. As a public health nurse, I have been challenged to determine my role in supporting the vulnerable, …

Medical Nemesis: The Cycle of Physician-Caused Anger, Despair and Death

Patients can demand to be taken seriously, and all of us – patients and dissident professionals together – can help one another to be taken …

A new study says only a few parts of the brain control rats' dreams

Many scientists have speculated that dreams help us process memory or learn new things. But there’s a lot of work between that and figuring out what our bodies are actually doing when we dream. Now, a group of researchers at UCBL in Lyon, France say they’ve found a link between REM sleep and a few …

Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and governments.<p>The U.S. currency's value has surged over the …

Mars rover Curiosity spots strange, 2-tone veins on planet's surface

Climbing up Mt. Sharp in the middle of Gale Crater, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has discovered two-tone veins of minerals that reveal multiple episodes of water flowing through rock — even after the lake that once filled the bottom of the crater had ceased to be.<p>The rover's discovery points to a …

14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation is for all of us

1/15<p>14 reasons conservation is vital<p>People often speak of "the environment" as if it were something separate from us; a nebulous something-out-there …

Weekend read: Climate shock, asteroids and the world's biggest risks

<i>The following is an excerpt from "Climate Shock" by Environmental Defense Fund Senior Economist Gernot Wagner and Harvard University Professor of</i> …

Climate Change

When, exactly, did humans become an actual geological force?

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Signs of human impact on the …