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2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life

A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>“Follow me,” Socrates said in response, as …

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

Microbiology

Science Explains Why Brilliant People Long to Be Alone

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

Psychology

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

Neuroscience

Screaming From The Golden Cage: Heal Anxiety, Depression And Addiction By Embracing The Truth

Dr. Bruce Alexander, professor emeritus of psychology, performed an experiment in the 1970s. His team built two cages for laboratory rats. In one cage a rat was alone and isolated. It couldn't see or touch other rats and had nothing to do. In the other cage called Rat Park, they had good food and …

Drug Addiction

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

The 1 Powerful Quality of People With High Emotional Intelligence

No, you simply cannot have emotional intelligence without it.<p>If you're a leadership geek like me, you probably know that for the better part of 50 years, thought leaders and scholars the world over have conducted mountains of research to answer the question: <i>What are the characteristics of great</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists Say They've Identified The Physical Source of Depression in The Brain

Depression isn't just 'all in your head'.<p>The region of the brain that serves as the physical source of feelings of depression has been identified, …

The Brain

Epic: What Low Self Esteem Does to Your Love Life

Self-esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of their own self-worth. It is about perception of oneself as well as an …

How My Relationships Helped Me Come To Terms With My Depression

Being honest about mental illness with the people you love is hard, living a lie is harder.<p>I am a liar and so are you and if you say you're not then you're lying. But believe me when I say that I don't condemn that, because there are some lies you can't avoid telling. After all, you can't answer …

16 ridiculous 'facts' about animals you should really stop repeating

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to these myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies about animals passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the more popular myths we keep hearing repeated.<p>Have any favorites we missed? Send them to</i> …

Swimming Pools

Science Unlocks The Secret To Why Introverts Prefer Alone Time To Socializing

The world is full of all kinds of people, but most of them can be put into one of two categories: extroverts and introverts. Some people are a little …

Do Science and Religion Conflict? Yes - And It Matters

Is there a conflict between religion and science? Some say yes. Others say no. Regardless of their answer, nearly everyone thinks that the relationship between faith and science has to do with <i>competing knowledge and truth claims</i>, where science says one thing about the world and religion says …

Chimpanzees

This Biology Book Blew Me Away

Last year Trevor Mundel, who runs our foundation’s global health work, suggested that I read a book called <i>The Vital Question</i>. I had never heard of …

Gene editing can now change an entire species -- forever

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future …

Genetics

Year in review: Epigenome makes its debut

In a landmark event more than a decade ago, geneticists unveiled the human genetic instruction book. This year, the book was turned into a movie …

Genetics

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

Books

10 Books to Read If You Are Looking For Your Purpose

Are you feeling unsatisfied or meaningless lately? Do you feel there is something you are supposed to be doing, but you just can’t quite figure it …

Why a Blood Test for Bipolar Disorder Hasn’t Come to Market

Can a blood test accurately screen for mental illness?<p>Rebecca Wright was 23 and just starting grad school when she first thought about how to end her life.<p>She had been diagnosed with depression six years earlier, and had no reason to suspect the diagnosis might be wrong. "I felt confused and very …

Depression

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is …

Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain's Amazing Malleability

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>As time goes by, science provides more and more evidence that your brain is malleable and continually changing in response to your …

Your DNA Can Now Be Used Against You In Court Without Your Consent

A recent refusal by the Supreme Court means that involuntary DNA collection isn't unconstitutional<p>In 2009, a Maryland county court convicted Glenn Raynor of rape, the verdict hinging on a key piece of evidence: Raynor's DNA samples. However, Raynor didn't give his DNA willingly. After he …

Three-Parent Babies Will Be Born Within A Year

Babies with three genetic parents could be born within a year after Britain became the first country to permit the controversial procedure.<p>The House of Lords approved the novel form of in vitro fertilisation last week despite opposition from the clergy and pro-life groups. The Commons had already …

Genetics

15 places in Japan that look like the set from an anime or a movie

There are many beautiful fantasy-like places located in Japan from one end to another, that look like there were taken out from an anime or movie. …

4 Crazy Predictions For The Future Of Health Care: Human Augmentation, Hacked DNA, And More

In the next 20 years, we’ll see groundbreaking research, from bionic exoskeletons to smartphones that diagnose cancer, start to change our lives.<p>Look across all the research and innovation taking place in biology and medicine now, and you can only imagine what health care could be like in 20 years. …