Vanessa Lindquist

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Research States Depression isn’t a Choice, It’s THIS Type of Brain Damage!

Our understanding of depression and how it affects the brain has changed drastically over the past several years.It wasn’t all that long ago, in …

When Did Stars Form In The Universe? Celestial Bodies Are Younger Than We Originally Thought

The universe’s stars may be younger than we previously thought.<p>Scientists at the European Space Agency say a recent analysis shows it is likely that …

Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Mindfulness

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11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

Why Complaining Literally Shrinks Your Brain (and What You Need to do Instead)

The simple guide to avoid negativity and toxic people to succeed in life.<p>When things go wrong at work or in life, we vent in the hopes of releasing …

Self-help

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

<b>How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone faces.</b><p>People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. …

New kind of virus makes scientists rethink infection

The virus comes in many parts<p>A new kind of virus is making scientists rethink how infection works. This virus, found in mosquitoes, is broken up into several pieces. If the mosquito doesn’t come into contact with at least a few pieces, it won’t get infected.<p>This shakes up our existing knowledge, …

Using strands of fungi as a network, trees and plants communicate with one another and help each other to survive.

Ever borrow something from a friend or neighbor? You gossip while there too, right? Perhaps even align yourselves against a common enemy. The “Wood …

The Milky Way's 'dark twin' might help us solve one of the biggest mysteries in science

This twin, called Dragonfly 44, is a bit smaller than the Milky Way — about 60,000 light-years across — and has pretty much the same mass.<p>But this twin has a dark secret.<p>Using the most powerful telescopes on the planet, a team of scientists found that almost the entire galaxy, about 99.99% of it, …

This Super Clever Strategy Will Win You Wild Success

At first they will ask why you are doing it, later they will ask how you did it.<p>Success means something different for everyone.<p>For some, it means getting the promotion they've been wanting; for others, it's about ditching corporate life and following an entrepreneurial dream.<p>For some it's about …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

A mysterious object just made a dent in one of Saturn's rings

Recently, scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft noticed a strange ding in one of Saturn's rings.<p>Saturn is sometimes called the "Jewel of the Solar System." With shimmering pinks, hues of gray, and a hint of brown, its rings resemble a fresco where nature is the painter, NASA writes.<p>The rings …

Physicists Say They've Figured Out How to 'See' Inside a Black Hole

What lies beyond the event horizon.<p>Physicists have come up with a new way to predict what lies beyond the event horizon of a black hole, and it could …

Pioneering cancer drug combination approved

<b>A pioneering pair of cancer drugs that unleash the immune system on tumours will be paid for by the NHS in England.</b><p>In trials, the combination therapy shrank the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer in 69% of patients.<p>The decision to approve the drugs is one of the fastest in NHS history …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

Mineral from wet, hot volcano lava found on Mars, baffling scientists

Scientists are baffled by the discovery of a mineral on Mars that, on Earth, typically comes from extremely hot volcanoes whose lava was exposed to …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …