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Want more self-reliant, responsible kids? Try Selbständigkeit, the German way.

The German practice of giving children more independence early on creates more resilient and responsible grownups, says this American mom.<p>When journalist Sara Zaske moved to Berlin with her family a few years ago, she noticed something different about German parents. They don't hover. They don't …

Parenting

Psychology will fail if it keeps using ancient words like “attention” and “memory”

If fMRI had been invented in the 18th century, scientists would have used neuroimaging to find biological evidence of poetic talent, murderousness, and wit. So argues Russell Poldrack, psychologist and neuroscientist at Stanford University, who believes the words we use to conceive of mental states …

Psychology

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Psychology

Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth

The tiny tadpole embryo looked like a bean. One day old, it didn’t even have a heart yet. The researcher in a white coat and gloves who hovered over …

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Physics

Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

Papua New Guinea

New Evidence Fuels Debate over the Origin of Modern Languages

Nomadic horse riders likely opened a “steppe bridge” between Europe and Asia, but recent genetic data raise more questions

A Quirk of Quantum Physics Might Mean You Can Change the Past

When you deal with the smallest things in the universe — we're talking even smaller than individual atoms — the rules get a little wacky. This is the …

Quantum Mechanics

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

A Secure, Modern Education Where It’s Desperately Needed

Adam Avery<p>Educational opportunities are severely lacking in the U.S. prison system—but technology is finally starting to fill the void.<p>Of the 2.3 million people currently incarcerated in the U.S., more than 35 percent don’t have a high school diploma or GED. About 94 percent don’t have any …

Education

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Is chemo at the heart of cancer regrowth?

Some cancers are difficult to beat, even with modern drugs. New research sheds light on how one type of chemotherapy provides a safe haven for tumor …

Cancer

Problematic alcohol use linked to reduced hippocampal volume

Problematic alcohol use — that is, drinking that is accompanied by unpleasant consequences — is associated with a smaller hippocampus in the brain, …

Alcohol

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy | Inc.com

Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of the attention is stuck covering the transient, yet lucrative financial returns found in cryptocurrency markets, the long-term implications of the backend technology may turn out …

Blockchain

What If the Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning? New Study Proposes Alternative

Was the universe created with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, or has it been expanding and contracting for eternity? A new paper, inspired by …

Dark Matter

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …

Quantum Mechanics

Can Quantum Physics Be Used to Explain the Existence of Consciousness?

How does the human brain generate our subjective experiences? How does it manifest human consciousness? The general sense that "I" am a "me" that has …

EPR Paradox in Physics

How the EPR Paradox Describes Quantum Entanglement<p>The EPR Paradox (or the <i>Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox</i>) is a thought experiment intended to …

Quantum Mechanics

Genetic link found between the immune system and lymphoma - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

People who inherit genetic changes which alter the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma, a major new …

How the Milgram Experiment Showed That Everyday People Could Commit Monstrous Acts

Stanley Milgram wanted to know how easily morally normal people could be induced to commit heinous crimes under orders.The post How the Milgram …

Psychology
Alternative Medicine

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

It was found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good …

Your Gut’s Effect on Your Mind

We often point to our digestive system (the gut) when issues like bloating, indigestion, nausea, cramps, and bowel movement problems arise. But …

Wellness

Drafts No More: How To Add Weatherstripping to Your Doors

It's inevitable – unless you take this time to escape to warmer climates, those cold winds will find you this winter. To help keep your home cozy …

Home Improvement

The Voyages Issue: How Do Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations?

Photo essays from around the world by Joakim Eskildsen, Moises Saman, Sim Chi Yin, Mark Neville, Mamadi Doumbouya, Massimo Vitali, Newsha Tavakolian, Justine Kurland and Christopher Anderson.

How genetics undermines “scientific” arguments for racism

Our categories of so-called “race” are “scientifically absurd” — DNA and skin color are not that simply related<p>Evolution deceives our eyes. We are a species that relies heavily on our vision, and we use what we see to observe and make assumptions about other people. The crudeness of racial …

Anthropology

Google's Latest Self-Learning AI Is Like an "Alien Civilisation Inventing Its Own Mathematics"

Okay, that's pretty awesome.<p>An AI that vanquished humanity at perhaps the most complex traditional game on Earth was inconceivably smart. But not …

Artificial Intelligence

How to reduce brain inflammation with a keto diet

New research uncovers and replicates the mechanism by which a ketogenic diet curbs brain inflammation. The findings pave the way for a new drug …

Diabetes

21 Ways to Get More Protein without Eating Meat

There are lots of wholesome ways to increase your protein intake without resorting to meat.<p>These days, protein seems to be the superstar nutrient – …

Nutrition