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How To Stop Your Mind From Working Too Hard

<i>This is a guest post by Ben Thomas, a journalist who writes about the brain. He blogs at The Connectome. You can find him on Twitter.</i><p>We humans are the only creatures that actively study our own minds, fine-tuning our thought processes for greater efficiency and accuracy. We strain for the slightest …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says 'there is no stopping the publishing process' as NSA leaker Edward Snowden remains stuck in Moscow airport: http://bit.ly/17O5Kng New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies: http://gu.com/p/3hxdk/tw Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA's Prism presentation: http://bit.ly/14kTFB4 Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

How a new species is named

Once you have identified what you think is a new species, it will require a name. Sadly this is not just a case of dreaming up an interesting moniker …