Steffi Cunningham

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UN: Growing Environmental Threat From Animal-to-Man Diseases

The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a U.N. report released Friday.<p>The U.N. …

Bird Flu

Avoid places with tablecloths, cleaning up before you leave and tip handsomely … Stuart Heritage offers tips based on experience<p><b>1</b> <b>Your days of exciting dining are done</b>. Where once you thought nothing of eating in swanky Michelin-starred establishments or queuing up outside the hot new artisanal …

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WATCH: Wrap Your Head Around The SchröDinger's Cat Experiment in Less Than 2 Minutes

Nail this one down for good.<p>Studying quantum physics is a bit like trying to interpret Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i> - if suddenly everything makes sense, and …

1. What Is Consciousness?

This is possibly the biggest mystery of the human mind - what in the brain creates the experience of consciousness?<p>We're getting ever closer to an …

Something Weird Happens to Your Brain When You Start Improvising

This is what creativity looks like.<p>The best musicians are somehow able to come up with a song or piece of music on the fly that no one has ever heard …

Reading on computer screens changes how your brain works, scientists say

Reading on computer screens and smartphones has made people unable to fully understand what they are reading as our brains retreat into focusing on small details rather than meanings, a study claims.<p>Researchers found that those who filled in forms, read short stories or studied using computer …

Adhesive 'patch' monitors blood glucose without needles

Researchers from Cardiff University's School of Engineering have developed a glucose monitor that doesn't require you to prick your finger. It doesn't even need blood after the initial calibration, because it uses microwave to keep track of your glucose levels. The device then sends the data it …

Medical Technology

International Survey Reveals If Penis Size Really Does Matter

Although there is definitely science behind getting frisky with someone you fancy, there are also surprisingly detailed surveys and analyses of both …

Sexuality

The 20 Best Small Towns In America To Visit In 2016, According To The Smithsonian

This year's list by The Smithsonian is bound to give you intense wanderlust — unless you're lucky enough to live in these charming destinations year round.<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense …

National Parks

The Best Things To Do In Hawaii Absolutely You Need To Do

Many people long to visit a tropical island, dip their toes into the turquoise waters, or lay on the soft sand of a faraway place. The Hawaiian …

National Parks

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies - Vox

Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>"I'm going to make you work hard," a blonde and perfectly muscled fitness instructor screamed at me in a recent …

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Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research

The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental …

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

Those little typos and grammar errors in your emails make a big impression

Research indicates readers judge us harshly on our miscues, particularly when they crop up in a short messages<p>I’m a cognitive psychologist who studies language comprehension. If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin …

Science Explains Why Freddie Mercury’s Singing Voice Was So Good

Researchers have pinpointed the scientific reasons for why Freddie Mercury was such a good singer.<p>The legendary lead singer and lyricist for Queen, …

A writer who spent years following people whose lives were ruined by Twitter says online abuse is why the site is shrinking

Sacco only had 170 followers, so she would rarely experience interactions with others on the site. It must have felt like shouting into an empty room. A little unsatisfying, but without any real consequences.<p>However, something strange happened during her connecting flight from London Heathrow to …

Pulitzer fiction prize winner: 'People fear refugees'

<b>Viet Thanh Nguyen, a former Vietnamese refugee to America, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday for his debut novel, The Sympathizer.</b><p>The novel tells the story of a spy for the Viet Cong who ends up travelling to the US with fleeing members of the South Vietnamese military. From there, he …

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

3 Powerful Ways To Stay Positive

We've all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking.<p>The …

Do You Need Drama? This Test Claims To Be Able To Tell You If You Secretly Do, And What That Means For You

The Brain Photo credit: These two? They could be psychopaths. HTeam/ShutterstockDo you know anyone that always seems to have a dramatic, over-the-top …

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

Tea and Symmetry: Japanese Architecture Inspires Greek Teahouse

Wallpaper goes inside a gorgeous new teahouse in Athens.<p><b>This piece originally appeared on Wallpaper.com.</b><p>Affluent Athenian shopping district Kolonaki …

Personality traits can be revealed by movement, study shows

A pioneering new study has revealed how an individual’s movement can give a unique insight into their inherent personality traits.<p>The ground-breaking …

Why Crunchy Food Might Help You Lose Weight

A recent study has revealed a weight-loss trick that couldn’t be simpler: Turn down the volume in your environment (or your earbuds), and listen to …

Did California Figure Out How to Fix Global Warming?

Jennifer Gill got pregnant with her first child when she was in eighth grade. She didn't finish high school, but she got her GED during a stint in …

The Elimination Diet: A 60 Day Protocol to Uncover Food Intolerances, Heal the Gut, and Feel Amazing with Dr. Will Cole - mindbodygreen

A 60-Day Protocol to Uncover Food Intolerances, Heal the Gut & Feel Amazing<p>$19.99 USD<p>Direction on what and how to eat to take control of your health<br>• A …

How to Develop a Psychology of Resilience

<i>“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” —</i> Henry David …

Human Connections Across Nations Charting the Future of Academia

Changing Planet<p>Map of Global Scientific Collaboration 2008-2012. Data from Elsevier, Scopus synthesized and processed by Olivier H. Beauchesne olihb.com (Creative Commons Licensing)<p>Economists tend to agree that knowledge is the quintessential “non-rival good” – meaning it does not diminish by …