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New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

What's The Link Between Insomnia And Mental Illness?

Sleep deprivation does strange things to our bodies.<p><i>This article was written by Jo Abbott, from Swinburne University of Technology, and was</i> …

Scientists identify genetic switch for female sexual behavior

The key to successful sexual reproduction can be traced to a single receptor in the brain, according to a new study by Stanford scientists.

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Scientists Analyzed Spiderweb DNA, and the Results Are Super Creepy

Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, …

Biology

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There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

Why the conception of God in Hinduism is the most complex of all faiths

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>It is changeless, formless, and beyond thought.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute read | 18-09-2015<p>Hari Ravikumar …

These Enchanting Wild Animal Portraits Will Stun You

What you're about to see isn't some kind of elaborate Photoshopped series, it's 100% genuine. Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova enlisted the …

What's missing in college philosophy classes? Chinese philosophers.

Philosophy professors in the United States have all heard of Confucius and the Daoist Laozi. Many have also heard of their approximate contemporaries in ancient China: the later Confucians Mencius and Xunzi; the easygoing skeptic Zhuangzi; Mozi, the advocate of impartial concern for everyone; and …

The Mexican tetra lost its eyes - as well as a significant portion of its brain - to ensure survival in a subterranean environment<p>At some point back in deep time, a group of fish were washed into a limestone cave somewhere in northeastern Mexico. With no way out and little more than bat droppings …

Biology

The Black Mambas, a Mostly Female Anti-Poaching Force, Have Won a Top U.N. Environmental Award

Since it was first created in 2013, South Africa’s Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit has arrested six poachers, shut down five poacher camps, and …

The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Bacteria May Treat Depression

We humans have a second brain. Come to think of it, men have three. The second one, called our enteric nervous system, consists of some 100 million …

Medical Research

5 Ways to Think Yourself Skinny: The Harvard Study That'll Shock You

<i>Feeling your best doesn't start in the gym. Check out this study shared by YourTango on the role that positive thinking plays in being healthier.</i><p>I talk (and write, and think!) a lot about mindfulness. It can help you feel happier; it can help you become better at everything; it can make you eat …

Body Fat

Royal Jelly Isn't What Makes a Queen Bee a Queen Bee

For decades, scientists thought an excess of something special, a substance called royal jelly, elevated a regular honey bee larva to a queen. New …

Insects

My Brother's Keeper

After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.<p><b>I’ve seen my younger</b> brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he …

Are Pakistan’s female medical students to be doctors or wives?

<b>In Pakistan's prestigious medical schools, female students outshine and outnumber their male counterparts. However, many do not end up as practising doctors - and now there are calls to limit their numbers, the BBC's Amber Shamsi in Islamabad reports.</b><p>Twenty fourth-year medical students are learning …

Designer Develops Alzheimer's-Friendly Tableware Thanks to Inspiration from Her Late Grandmother

Industrial designer Sha Yao created the inspiring Eatwell tableware line to help those who are coping with Alzheimer's disease. “When my grandmother was first diagnosed with the disease, I began volunteering at senior care centers to learn more about the condition,” the creator explains. “I noticed …

10 Reasons the U.S. Education System Is Failing

Let's examine 10 problems that prevent the US education system from regaining its former preeminence. Click the headline to read the full post. …

Holocaust survivors pass on trauma to their children’s genes

Study finds that trauma suffered in lifetime can influence genetic make up of future generations<p>Research has found that the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors has seen genetic changes being passed on to their children.<p>A team at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital carried out research on 32 Jewish …

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Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new research which links high childhood IQ to an increased risk of experiencing manic bipolar traits in later life.<p>Researchers examined data from a large birth …

Mental Health

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Zoology

Retrieving Hidden Traumatic Memories

<b>Special brain mechanism discovered to store stress-related, unconscious memories.</b><p>Some stressful experiences – such as chronic childhood abuse – are …

Neuroscience

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InspiroBot Generates Random Inspirational Images To Make You Seem Deep And Maybe A Little Crazy

Take a pretty picture. Slap some inspirational words on it. Post it on Facebook, then swim in a river of likes.<p>If this is a thing you do, be afraid: you have been replaced by a robot. A wonderfully random, terrifyingly sentient robot.<p>Meet InspiroBot, an “artificial intelligence dedicated to …

Decoded octopus genome reveals secrets to complex intelligence

Groundbreaking new research helps explain the invertebrate’s alien-like physiology<p>The elusive octopus genome has finally been untangled, which should allow scientists to discover answers to long-mysterious questions about the animal's alienlike physiology: How does it camouflage itself so expertly? …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

In an unusual twist of the climate change saga, polar bears and grizzly bears are increasingly interbreeding and scientists are taking note. Since …