Scott Rushton

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Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Dementia

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

This Island Appeared From Nowhere

The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga volcano in December has created a new island in the South Pacific.<p>The island is 1,640 feet long and made …

Tonga

Pope Francis Says His Tenure May Last Less Than 5 Years

Tony Gentile—AP<p>L'Osservatore Romano/AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Goldman—Reuters<p>Matt Rourke—AP<p>Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty …

Rio De Janeiro

People Are Buying More Fancy Toilet Paper Than Ever

You may not be able to poop gold, but at least you can wipe with luxe toilet paper.<p>Luxury toilet paper sales reached $1.4 billion last year, …

Crafting

Being a Stay-at-Home Mother Is Not a Job

Alright, calm down. Before you get angry, you should know that I was a stay-at-home mother of my daughter for five years. I proudly made that choice, …

Parenting

Here’s the Most Powerful Technique for Following Through on Your Dreams

“If-then” planning.<p>Via Nine Things Successful People Do Differently:<p><b>It’s called if-then planning, and it is a really powerful way to help you achieve</b> …

Success

This Transgender Teen Is the New Face of Clean & Clear

Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Michael Sohn—DPA/AP<p>John Lamparski—Getty Images<p>Vanity Fair<p>U.S. Army/AP<p>AP<p>Ebet Roberts—Getty Images<p>Gary Miller—Getty …

LGBTQI

Galaxy in Front of Supernova Creates Cosmic Mirage: Einstein Cross

A galaxy's alignment lets astronomers watch a strange, distant supernova explode. And then watch it again. And again. And again and again.<p>Far, far away, a galaxy is acting as a cosmic split-screen. Parked in front of an exploding star, the galaxy's gravity is projecting magnified images of the …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Astronomy

Gay Marriage Bans Are Unconstitutional, DOJ Tells Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration thinks the Supreme Court should rule that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to a brief filed by Justice Department lawyers on Friday. The administration takes the position that those laws violate the equal protection clause of the …

LGBTQI

Michigan gym reportedly bans woman over gender identity complaint

A Michigan gym reportedly canceled a woman’s membership after she refused to stop telling other members that “a man” was using the women’s locker room.<p>Yvette Cormier told MLive.com that the incident occurred at a Planet Fitness on Feb. 28 when she walked into the woman’s locker room and was …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …