Pamela Hoblit

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Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of “ballooning.”<p>On October 31, 1832, a young naturalist named Charles Darwin walked onto the deck of the HMS <i>Beagle</i> and realized that the ship had been boarded by thousands of intruders. Tiny red spiders, each a millimeter wide, …

Spiders

Why Koko the Gorilla Mattered

Photo Gallery<p>Featured twice on the cover of National Geographic magazine, Koko led to major revelations about animal empathy and communication.<p>Koko, the western lowland gorilla that died in her sleep Tuesday at age 46, was renowned for her emotional depth and ability to communicate in sign language.<p>…

Gorillas

Eight weeks to a better brain

Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

The Psychology of Time and the Paradox of How Impulsivity and Self-Control Mediate Our Capacity for Presence

“Consciousness is tied to corporeality and temporality: I experience myself as existing with a body over time.”<p><i>“Reality is never and nowhere more accessible than in the immediate moment of one’s own life,”</i> Kafka once told a teenage friend. <i>“It’s only there that it can be won or lost.”</i> The great …

Self Control

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

13 Kitchen Organizing Mistakes — And the Easy Way to Fix 'Em

These small but clever tweaks could totally change your kitchen routine for the better.<p>Little Changes, Big Results<p>So much of what goes on in your …

A Mental Disease by Any Other Name - Issue 58: Self

It starts without warning—or rather, the warnings are there, but your ability to detect them exists only in hindsight. First you’re sitting in the …

Sitting

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Picture Stories<p>Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly …

James Cameron

Login

Remember my password.<p>By checking the 'Remember my Password' box, you will not be required to log in to the website. This is especially useful if you …

Organisms

5-Minute Breakfasts to Get You Going

These five powerhouse breakfasts will fuel your morning with the magic combination of fat, carbohydrate and protein.<p>Our bodies operate best when they …

50 notable works of fiction in 2017

<b>4 3 2 1</b><p>By Paul Auster (Henry Holt)<p>This multitiered examination of fate presents four parallel versions of Archie Ferguson, who shares aspects of Auster's life.<p><b>The Accomplished Guest</b><p>By Ann Beattie (Scribner)<p>In this collection of 13 stories, the stark indignities of aging, friends reuniting, …

Helpful Intestinal Bacteria Counteracts Tendency to Depression

In a new study using rat models, researchers report adding a certain lactic acid bacteria to the diet can help to prevent a type of depression linked …

Put a Fork in Cognitive Decline: Eating Leafy Greens May Slow Brain Aging by 11 Years

A new study from researchers at Rush University reveals eating one serving of leafy greens a day could help preserve memory and cognitive skills in …

Net neutrality

<b>Net neutrality</b> is the principle that Internet service providers treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently …

Yellowhammer

This article is about the Eurasian bird. For the North American bird, see Northern flicker. For other uses, see Yellowhammer (disambiguation).<p>The</b> …

Understanding the Uncertainty Principle with Quantum Fourier Series | Space Time

Stranger Things

For other uses, see Stranger Things (disambiguation).<p><i>Stranger Things</i> is an American science fiction-horror web television series created, written, …

Reading Information Aloud to Yourself Improves Memory

<i>Summary: Whether you are studying for a big exam or just need to remember a few minor details, researchers say reading aloud can help you retain</i> …

The Brain

When your phone gets snatched: A survival guide

Let's start with a confession: I'm one of those idiots you heard about on the news last year.<p>Cast your mind back to July 2016. It was the summer of Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that had us scouring the streets for Hypnos, Jigglypuffs and Seels. It was also a summer plagued with …

When will the Earth try to kill us again?

Most mass extinctions began with vast convulsions of Earth’s interior—can we detect that?<p>“The revolutions and changes which have left the earth as we …

Earth Science

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast …

Net Neutrality

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

What if Consciousness is Not What Drives the Human Mind?

<i>Summary: Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don’t consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become</i> …

Consciousness

Oliver Sacks on the Three Essential Elements of Creativity

“It takes a special energy, over and above one’s creative potential, a special audacity or subversiveness, to strike out in a new direction once one is settled.”<p><i>“And don’t ever imitate anybody,”</i> Hemingway cautioned in his advice to aspiring writers. But in this particular sentiment, the otherwise …

Old Human Cells Rejuvenated in Breakthrough Discovery on Aging

<i>Summary: Resveratrol analogues appears to switch splicing factors back on, causing cells to look younger, start rejuvenating and behaving like young</i> …

Neuroscience

Make the Cosmic Perspective Your Next Coping Mechanism - Facts So Romantic

<i>Contemplating cosmic history isn’t alienating; it’s affirming.</i>PexelsI am often asked how I cope with the vast and seemingly incomprehensible abyss …

Here's What We Think Alzheimer's Does to the Brain

<i>Summary: A new paper explores different findings about the development of Alzheimer’s and considers how personalized treatments may help combat this</i> …