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Aretha Franklin's Family Says the Eulogy Delivered at Her Funeral Was 'Very, Very Distasteful'

(NEW YORK) — The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last …

Aretha Franklin

Stacey Abrams just won a shot to be the first black woman governor in America

After securing the Democratic nomination, Abrams will compete in November.<p>Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, won Tuesday night’s Democratic gubernatorial primary and is now set to be her party’s nominee in the open race to govern the state. She’ll …

Women of Color

Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

Depending on how you look at it, the Gorilla Channel Incident is either a sign of the imminent collapse of critical thought and public discourse or the first great meme of 2018.<p>For those just catching up: On Thursday evening, the cartoonist Ben Ward posted on Twitter what appeared to be a …

Nicole Kidman Says Keith Urban Was, Like You, "Shattered," "Hypnotized," and "Disturbed" By Her Racy 2017

Nicole Kidman has always been an adventurous presence onscreen, but 2017 was the year when her daring really spoke to fans both onscreen and off. It felt like every project she appeared in had a cult following, from the films <i>The Beguiled</i>, directed by Sofia Coppola, and <i>The Killing of a Sacred Deer,</i> …

Intranasal formulation of ketamine helps clear treatment-resistant depressive symptoms

A ketamine-based nasal spray produces rapid improvement of depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the scientific journal JAMA …

The evidence isn't on Trump's side in 'collusion' war of words

First Read<p><i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, President Trump told the New York Times — 15 different times — that there was “no collusion” …

Donald Trump

What Are the Five Dimensions of Curiosity?

For over 20 years, I have been studying curiosity. I didn't plan to be a curiosity researcher. I entered graduate school in 1998 to study how panic …

We Now Have Scientific Evidence For a Colic Treatment That Actually Works

This could mean so much to so many.<p>Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies and their concerned families suffer from colic - a condition diagnosed …

Researchers discover Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Often, newly developed drugs just don’t work the way …

In Iceland, it's now illegal to pay men more than women

Companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain certification of equal-pay policies.<p>A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.<p>The legislation came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018.<p>Under the new rules, companies …

Trump Is Slashing the Federal Bureaucracy

Washington Post: “By the end of September, all Cabinet agencies except Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Interior had fewer permanent staff …

Trump: the media would "let me win" to protect its ratings

President Trump told the NY Times' Michael Schmidt that he expects Robert Mueller to treat him fairly, but that the investigation "makes the country …

Left Brain-Right Brain Study Debunks a Decades-Old Neuromyth

<i>Neuromyths</i> are common misconceptions about the structure and function of the human brain. Unfortunately, left brain-right brain neuromyths have …

How the Brain Keeps Time

Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing<p>Anne Trafton | MIT News Office<p>Timing is …

Major Cause of Dementia Discovered

<i>Summary: A build up of urea in the brain to toxic levels may cause brain damage, eventually leading to dementia, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: …

GOP tax negotiators -- slowly but surely -- hammering out final bill details

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to the GOP tax plan, lawmakers are in what one source described to CNN as "this bizarre moment where everyone knows this can and will get done, but nobody's really ready to actually get to that point yet."<p><b>Translation:</b> There's a lot of pride of authorship when it comes to the …

Trump's 41 most eye-popping lines from his Pensacola speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump was in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night to rally support in advance of the Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones on Tuesday.<p>Why was he in Florida rather than Alabama, you ask? Because the White House had previously said Trump wouldn't be going …

Florida

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

The Most Important Aspect of Emotional Intelligence That No One Talks About

I recently facilitated one of my monthly CEO Roundtable groups, and a member raised the topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI). My members all run multimillion-dollar businesses, and have high emotional intelligence. (By the way, "Emotional Quotient" and "Emotional Intelligence" are different. EQ …

Emotional Intelligence

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

Columbia University

How the Brain Keeps Time

MIT researchers have identified a neural network that can stretch or compress its activity in order to generate a an action at a specific time.

Right or Left Handed? Handedness is Determined During Gestation

The preference to use one hand over the other is already defined by the 18th week of gestation, a new study reports.

MIT researchers find alternative evidence of how the brain keeps time

Neuroscientists have generally believed the brain has a centralized clock responsible for keeping time, a task that is essential for activities such …

The Brain

Want to Listen Better? Lend a Right Ear

In noisy environments, the right ear leads the way for optimal auditory information processing, researchers report.

The brain is still ‘connected’ during non-REM sleep

The finding by a team of European researchers as part of the Human Brain Project has also made it possible to analyse the scientific basis of …

The Brain

How human memories are made | Cosmos

<b>What is a memory?</b> In 1904 German biologist Richard Semon came up with the idea of a memory trace held together by the connection of a discrete group …