Samuel Cordova

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What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

String Theory

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

Dopamine

If You Eat This One Breakfast, You’ll Keep Burning Calories All Day Long

But beware: your breakfast choices could be making you fat. Reaching for a chocolate chip muffin or sugar-loaded cereal can wreak havoc on your …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Change Deniers' Favorite Argument In 1 Tweet

BOOM!<p>A go-to argument from science deniers was absolutely crushed by one of the world’s most famous scientists.<p>Some believe one reason for the consensus that human activity has caused climate change is that scientists are in cahoots with each other. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

7 inflammation-fighting foods to add to your diet

The word "inflammation" is thrown around during healthy water cooler chatter probably as much as the word "superfood." But I think most people aren't quite sure what it means. Essentially, inflammation is the body’s reaction to stress — like an alarm bell alerting all of your cells to a problem …

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

How to make 7 high-protein breakfasts in 5 minutes or less

If there’s one meal of the day that really needs to be quick, it’s breakfast. While 15 or 20 minutes seems relatively quick for, say, a dinner …

Our Fake Democracy

We tell ourselves stories in order to live, as Joan Didion said. We do this as a nation, as individuals, as families — even when that construct is demonstrably false. For the United States, the biggest institutional lie of the moment is that we have a government of the people, responding to …

Trump ran as a populist. He's governing as an elitist. He's not the first.

7 experts on what we can learn from other populists' bait and switch.<p>When Donald Trump ran for president, he sounded like a populist. He attacked the elites. He promised to help the working class. He championed economic nationalism, vowing to put “America first.”<p>"Today we are not just transferring …

Political Science

What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything?

Three Stanford scientists have proposed a provocative new way of thinking about genetic variants, and how they affect people’s bodies and health.<p>In 1999, a group of scientists scoured the genomes of around 150 pairs of siblings in an attempt to find genes that are involved in autism. They came up …

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March …

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

A Medicine That Blunts The Buzz Of Alcohol Can Help Drinkers Cut Back

If you drink more alcohol than you want to or should, you're not alone. A nationwide survey by the National Institutes of Health found that 28 percent of adults in the U.S. are heavy drinkers or drink more than is recommended.<p>Yet, most heavy drinkers don't get the help they need.<p>"The biggest …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

Roman Architecture: A Free Course from Yale

Taught by Yale professor Diana E. E. Kleiner, this course offers "an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its …

UGOAT Scout Off-Road Camping Trailer

If there’s one group of individuals that would know how to survive an extended off-the-grid stay it’s the U.S Marines. They’re familiar with some of …

Off-roading

What High Functioning Anxiety Really Feels Like

"It's silent anxiety attacks, hidden by smiles."<p>A person with high functioning anxiety can look calm on the surface, but underneath that practiced veneer, their thoughts are churning.<p>That’s the message behind a new video from The Mighty<p>, in which a young woman describes the experience of living …

5 Surprising Signs You Have a Higher IQ Than Average

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

Mental Disorders

The seven books that won’t be in your high school English curriculum, but you should definitely read

I sometimes wonder if the worst possible way to raise a lifelong reader is to expose them to high school English classes. It’s not that these …

Books

New painkiller is like morphine with few side effects

Scientists are designing a new opioid drug that blocks pain as effectively as morphine without dangerous side effects.<p>In particular, the new drug …

Scientists design a drug that relieves pain like an opioid without some dangerous side effects

What if you could design a drug that has all the pain-relieving power of morphine but none of its dangerous or addictive side effects?<p>Scientists have spent years trying to do just that, and on Wednesday, they unveiled one of their most promising compounds yet — a chemical concoction they dubbed …

Hope of cure for arthritis, MS and diabetes as Stanford makes stem cell transplants safe

Hundreds of thousands of people could be cured of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and lupus after scientists discovered how to make stem cell transplants safe.<p>Autoimmune diseases trigger the body into attacking itself but transplants of bone marrow stem cells from …

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This addiction calculator is the easiest way to see when you'll die

Drinking is super fun.<p>But it’s not just that. It’s also unhealthy, addictive and — depending on where you live — pretty expensive. However, because of its place in society as a widely-accepted, mainstream drug we’ve all become detached from the effects it has on our bodies.<p>I’m not going to be the …

World’s most sensitive dark matter detector completes search

LEAD, S.D., U.S.A. / SHEFFIELD, U.K. — The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

This One Habit Leads to Better Decision Making, Says Science

Fifteen to 35 percent better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach.<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50</i> …

Research Suggests That These Words Say Everything About Your Personality

Studies indicate that the number of times you use specific words or phrases has a close link to your characteristic way of behaving, thinking and feeling.<p>What comes out of your mouth or through your keyboard can give others a pretty accurate clue about the kind of individual you are. Experts can …