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The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

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7 secrets from the Sony hack: Scripts, salaries, employee romances and more

I've spent the last few days poring over the nearly 40GB of data hacked and leaked from Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) internal computer …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

What Happens When We Stuff Ourselves At Holiday Time?

The biology of having just one more slice of pie<p>On a Sunday that’s usually a week or two after “Western” Easter, my parents set up an electric spit to roast a whole lamb in their suburban Massachusetts backyard. We welcome guests to our Greek Orthodox Easter celebration with a kiss on both cheeks; …

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …