Veronica Vazquez

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Should We All Be Raising Gender-Neutral Kids?

After the birth of my daughter, FaceTime conversations with my mother or my mother-in-law usually consist of a lot of cooing. “How’s my little princess doing today?” one of them will ask my five-month-old. “She looks like such a beautiful doll today,” the other will say. After ending a recent call, …

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

The Mechanism Of Microbial Memory

Bacteria can learn how to survive in an environment<p>One of the most fascinating traits of biology is the ability to remember. Memory helps us to use language, orient ourselves geographically and perform various tasks. This characteristic is not only limited to humans; animals also have this ability …

How plants recognize the bugs that eat them - Futurity

Plants can tell what type of insect is noshing on them and launch a tailored defense. Now scientists have pinpointed 2,778 genes involved in the …

The 10 Smartest (and the Dumbest) Presidents in America’s History

It is not unreasonable to expect the “Leader of the Free World” to be a pretty smart cookie. After all, as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, …

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Laser-Controlled And See-Through Brains Get Biomedical Prize

In addition to being scientifically important, Karl Deisseroth's research makes for some really cool-looking pictures<p>The scientist who figured out how to make organs see-through and how to control brain cells with laser light is getting a shiny new award today. Psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth, a</i> …

Organize and file your taxes with your smartphone

These helpful apps make filing your taxes a little less painful, from start to finish.<p>Few of us like to do our taxes. Entering numbers over and over, lengthy questionnaires and looming fearing of a large tax payment all make the yearly process feel tedious and exhausting.<p>Luckily, in recent years …

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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

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All I want for Christmas is Science: Two

Some ideas for Christmas gifts for the scientist or science lover in your life<p>Around this time last year I wrote about my favourite science books of the year, as a Christmas present guide for the scientist or sci-curious person in your life. This year I’ve mainly been writing up my PhD, so haven’t …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

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