Ricardo Mendez

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Here’s something that can improve your memory — and help you sleep

<b>Can’t remember where you left your cellphone? Totally forgot about that dentist appointment? If you’re past middle age and really want to hang on to</b> …

Brainwaves

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

9 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

It’s no secret that we all want happiness. After all, the “pursuit of happiness” is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness …

The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2016

“At least you have your research world, where there are facts,” a journalist friend told me recently. He was referring, of course, to the sharp Orwellian turn that our public discourse has taken in the past year, when practically anyone who traffics in truth—scientists, reporters, intelligence …

What It's Like to See the World for Almost No Money by Traveling on Container Ships

Are you flexible about time? Are you cool with being rocked out of bed by a storm? Container ship travel might be for you!<p>Last month, the super villains that run United Airlines invented something called "basic economy," a new way to make flying shitty that reimagines meager comforts like "space …

Comment on New AI Mental Health Tools Beat Human Doctors at Assessing Patients by almostvoid

I’ve got mental illnesses coming out of my head! Inherited from both parents. My first psychiatrist got the medication for my ADHD right spot in …

Ask Ethan: Why must time be a dimension?

Sure, we move through it just like space, but it was the aftermath of Einstein that led to us truly understanding it.<p><i>“It is old age, rather than</i> …

The 17 best science movies and shows on Netflix will make you smarter

'Cooked' (2016)<p><i>Netflix</i><p><b>What it's about:</b> Journalist and food expert Michael Pollan explores the evolutionary history of food and its preparation in …

How Climate Change Makes Bioconservatism the Most Relevant Ideology

(Image: Pixabay)<p>The parallels between the computer models of climate scientists and what is happening in everyday experience around the world — …

Watch National Geographic's stunning climate-change documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio

You have to admit, it doesn't <i>sound</i> like must-watch TV: a National Geographic Channel documentary about climate change starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Mixing together the science of our damaged planet and the guy who fought the bear in the movie "The Revenant" seems like a bit of an odd choice.<p>But the …

Innovation

Venezuela doctors sound alarm on reported return of diphtheria

Venezuelan doctors on Thursday warned of a diphtheria outbreak in the crisis-stricken country, calling on the government to boost availability of scarce vaccines and antibiotics to stem the disease which local media and the opposition report has killed some two dozen people.<p>Diphtheria is an …

The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

As researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, including, perhaps, the most fundamental: Just how much of the human experience is determined before we are already born, by our genes, and how much is dependent upon external environmental factors?<p>Oncologist Siddhartha …

Your Phone Wallpaper Can Be a Satellite Image of Our Planet's Most Vibrant Places

WLPPR offers stunning images you can use as the background for your mobile, sourced from NASA, the European Space Agency, and Yandex<p>Looking to spruce …

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read …

Public Health