Tina Cain

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The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.<p>In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive …

King Richard III’s reinterment carries pomp and grandeur of state funeral

It was not a funeral but a reinterment, the dean of Leicester, David Monteith, reminded his congregation, because in 1485 Richard III did have a funeral, albeit hasty and improvised.<p>The cathedral had been transformed into a grove of white roses, and foliage including sweet scented broom, the …

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Death of the Three-Time Candidate

Serious presidential contenders used to run multiple times; today they can't. This is why.<p>You have to give him this much: The man was determined to be president, and he had no problem outpacing his opponents. He spent years crisscrossing the nation by bus, rail and plane. No room was too small, no …

What to Know About the Science of E-Cigarettes

Two Columbia University professors warned in a new study Thursday that the health fears over electronic cigarettes are hindering research. The very …

Public Health

Shopping chic: A guide to wearing all black

Wearing all black can be intimidating, even seen as harsh. But as the women who know and love the look will tell you, it's usually the most …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ