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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 …

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 …

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 …

Mental Health

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

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

The 1 Emotional Intelligence Trait You Absolutely Need for Success

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> …

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, …

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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 …

Relationships

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> …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

10 Books to Read If You Are Looking For Your Purpose

Being single can make you weary, especially if you didn't initiate a breakup, it could be easy to get carried away with reminiscing and what-if …

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 …

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

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 …

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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 …

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 a new report, trend-scanning shop Sparks & Honey gives us a health care tour d’horizon. It’s a useful summary, and we picked out a few ideas below.<p>…