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24 Cognitive Biases You Need To Stop Making

Image: iStock<p>Cognitive bias occurs when we make subjective assumptions about people or situations based on our own perception of reality. This can …


Why ancient deer returned to the sea and became whales

Animals first evolved to live exclusively on land about 370 million years ago – but on dozens of occasions since then land animals have gone back to …

Cognitive Science

Buffett to Berkshire Shareholders: Be Prepared to Lose Half Your Money

There's a price to pay if you want long-term riches.<p>Few investors can match the track record of investing performance that Warren Buffett has …


Your Gut and Your Resistance to Stress

Could your gut be affecting your mental health?<p>The science is young, but we see the connection to the gut in some psychiatric conditions like …

Medical Research

How Mindfulness Works to Break Bad Habits

Graphic by Heather JonesThis graphic was adapted from the April 2018 issue of Mindful magazine Tame Bad Habits with This 10-Minute Mindfulness …


Stephen Hawking Taught Us a Lot About How to Live

Stephen Hawking, the English cosmologist and black hole maven, liked to say he was born 300 years to the day after Galileo died, and he died on Wednesday, 139 years after Albert Einstein was born.<p>That was a fitting bookend.<p>In the popular press, he was often referred to as the greatest physicist …

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Used Physics to Explain Why He Was Not Afraid of Death

The world-renowned physicist, who died Wednesday at the age of 76, confronted the fact of death for most of his life—and moved past it.<p>Stephen Hawking, who died in his Cambridge, England home at the age of 76 on Wednesday, never expected to live this long. The world-renowned theoretical physicist, …


9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Whether it tumbles down on you on gloomy days or is triggered by a disappointment or loss, depression is an unwelcome guest in every home. But before …


8 proven ways to beat stress

When you're stressed, it's hard to enjoy life. You may find you wake at night with your mind racing, snap at those close to you, have mood dips and experience health niggles, such as muscle tension, headaches and digestive trouble, from stomach aches to constipation.<p>We're designed for short bursts …


The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …


A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Large Hadron Collider

New Giant Viruses Further Blur the Definition of Life

A newfound pair of giant viruses have massive genomes and the most complete resources for building proteins ever seen in the viral world. They have …


Let Stephen Hawking blow your mind with what happened before the Big Bang

Stephen Hawking is a smart guy.<p>The famed cosmologist has reinvented the way we understand the universe, from black holes to the dawn of time.<p>He also …


Mindfulness Is Going Mainstream Because of Science

Mindfulness has gone from hippie-dippie magical thinking to science-based health hack. What gives?<p>In a pristine office with huge windows overlooking …


A rare rainstorm wakes undead microbes in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Microbial life in Chile’s Atacama Desert bursts into bloom when moisture is available.

National Academy of Sciences