Brandon Cooney

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Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

What is so special about the human brain? | Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Giving Back to Madagascar

<i>Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the spread of infections diseases to humans through bats consumed as bushmeat.</i><p>—-<p>During my senior year of undergrad at Stanford University, a close friend called me up one Friday afternoon to ask if she could borrow “any safari clothes you might …

Distant Stars, Saturn's Bars, and a Trip to Mars

A supernova's ghost, Saturn's unearthly rings, and the next Mars mission's send-off round out the week's best space pictures.

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California's San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

"Mind-Blowing" Discovery: Oldest Body of Seawater Found in Giant Crater

Hundred-million-year-old water was trapped after ancient impact, study says.<p><b>Scientists drilling the United States' biggest crater have tapped into the oldest body of seawater ever found.</b><p>They weren't expecting to find the ancient water, estimated to be 100 to 145 million years old, while boring a …

Learning To Learn Faster: The One Superpower Everyone Needs

<b>The Superpower</b><p>I have a new book coming out early next year, <i>The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance.</i> As the title suggests, my subject matter is the outer limits of human potential and the question of what might actually be possible for our species.<p>During the course …

Why Did Penguins Stop Flying? The Answer Is Evolutionary

Penguins' swimming prowess cost them their ability to fly, a new study says.<p><b>Penguins lost the ability to fly eons ago, and scientists may have finally figured out why. A new study suggests that getting off the ground eventually just took too much effort for birds that were becoming expert …

Dog and Human Genomes Evolved Together

Evolution shaped genes in humans and dogs that correspond to diet, behavior, and disease, according to a new study.<p><b>The bond betweendogs and humans is ancient and enduring. Dogs snuggle up to us at night, gambol by our side during daily walks, and flop adoringly at our feet when we crash on our</b> …

Here’s the ‘Secret’ to Getting Rich: Do It One Day at a Time

We live next door to a strip mall with a CVS, grocery, dry cleaners, restaurants and other commerce. I experience the same thing every time I step …

Recovering From 'Hurry Sickness'

It's been 10 years since I wrote my book <i>The Power of Patience</i>. As I revised it recently in preparation for its release in paperback, I was struck by how impossibly more speeded up we've gotten in the past decade. Meyer Friedman, the creator of the concept of the type-A personality, calls it "hurry …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Snickers Croissant Panini - Brothers Green

The Best Superfoods, from A to Z

Fruits, and veggies, and whole grains, oh my! Beyond the grocery store shelves lined with less-than-healthy processed foods in brightly-colored …

Nutrition

Video: The Food Lab's Foolproof Hollandaise in 2 Minutes

I'd read about hollandaise, I'd eaten hollandaise, I'd even tried to make hollandaise as a very young cook, but it wasn't until I actually had to make it for paying customers that I <i>really</i> got the hang of it. Somehow, making a couple quarts of it every single day for four months will drill it into …