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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

By James Wallman9 minute Read<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone …

Happiness

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Our Microbes, Ourselves: How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms Living Inside Us Are Redefining What It Means to Be Human

“You are mostly not you… We are not individuals; we are ecosystems.”<p>Being alone may be the central anxiety of our time but, as it turns out, you are never really alone — at least in a biological sense: Every single cell of you — that is, every cell made of human DNA — is kept company by ten cells …

Genius and autism may share genetic link, study finds

Child prodigies and their autistic family members may share a genetic link, according to findings published online for the April issue of Human …

Autism

The Teenage Brain: Scaffolding the Brain for Lifelong Learning

<i>Dr. Frances Jensen</i><p>The brain is the last organ in the body to mature, and recent neuroscience has uncovered remarkable facts about brain development. …

Neuroscientists Confirm That Our Loved Ones Become Ourselves

A new study has confirmed that humankind's capacity for love and friendship sets us apart from all other species. Researchers at University of …

The Brain

Placebo Effect Can Make Cheap Wine Taste Great

New research shows that our preconceived beliefs about a product can create a placebo effect so strong that it actually changes our brain …

Five Crazy Things Sex Does To Your Brain

10 Scientific Explanations For Our Weird Behaviors

Humans do weird stuff. Sometimes, we don’t even realize our behaviors are strange until we really stop to look at ourselves objectively. Then, it’s …

DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse

It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes.<p>So when a Chinese team revealed last month that it had used a new laboratory technique to alter a gene in human embryos, it set off an urgent …

Genetics

Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’

<i>Rachel Held Evans is a blogger and the author of “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.”</i><p>Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to tweet using …

Christmas Eve

Some Music Is Inherently Bad—But People Can Be Convinced Otherwise - Facts So Romantic

Artistic appreciation is a deeply subjective process, perhaps the most essentially personal thing that humans do. But are there some explanations for …

Psychology

Living With Being Dead – Matter – Medium

This terrifying disorder turns people into zombies, into living, breathing ghosts; they believe they died, or never existed. And somewhere in their …

Why people cheat in relationships — and how to keep it from happening to you

Today, geneticists estimate that 16 million men in Asia (that's 1 out of every 200) are direct descendants of Khan.<p>Now, I'm not saying Khan cheated on his wife or anything. After all, I wasn't there.<p>But Khan <i>is</i> on the historical record claiming that his absolute favorite thing in the world, aside …

Relationships

Let's talk about the gender differences that really matter – in mental health

Gender differences have been much in the news lately. It's a topic that exerts a powerful attraction, beguiling scientists and lay people alike. Are men and women really so dissimilar that they may as well come from different planets? And where there are differences, what are the causes? Everyone, …

Learn How to Eat Well on Just $35 a Week

Food tends to be one of our biggest budget items, but even with a limited income you can still eat well. Software developer (and avid runner) Erik …

The Christian Faith Is An Evidential Faith

Sometimes Christians have a mistaken definition of “faith”. Because faith is sometimes described as believing in things that cannot be seen, …

Faith

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

People often talk about how their friends feel like family. Well, there's some new research out that suggests there's more to that than just a feeling. People appear to be more like their friends genetically than they are to strangers, the research found.<p>"The striking thing here is that friends are …

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics