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America’s not a force for good: The truth about our most enduring — and harmful — national myth

<b>(AP/Scott Stewart/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Our exceptionalism is a lie, and only an honest accounting of our actual history will allow us to chart a new path<p>Christian Appy<p>March 29, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “American Reckoning”<p><i>We didn’t know who we were till we got here. We thought we were</i></i> …

Political Science

World’s Largest Tree Of Life Visualizes 50,000 Species Over Time

The circle of life meets family tree.<p>Biologists love a good family tree. Mapping the relations between species since the beginning of time is an important aspect of researching the history of evolution. However, classifying and visualizing the links between the millions of species of fauna in the …

Temple University

The Missing Link Between Psychology and Biology

<i>This article originally appeared on Psychology Today. Click here for link to the original article.</i><p>The distinction between mind and body was …

Psychology

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this Supreme Court’s liberal hero, but her work sits on the shoulders of Dr. Pauli Murray<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as the liberal hero of a hopelessly right-wing Supreme Court, a ram in the bush for those of us who look on in horror as the court presides over the …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Unraveling the Transcriptome | GEN

For full access to this article login to GEN Select now.<p>July 01, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 13)<p>While developments in DNA sequencing provided increasingly …

Cancer & The Healing Power of Sound

Bill Thompson, <i>Gong Sound Healing</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>Note:</i> Following is a fascinating interview with Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, a leading oncologist who has …

You don’t have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans

<b>Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in "Ghost" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Trust science, not myth: Religious hucksters with claims of immortal souls are lying. Let’s embrace reality<p>Julien Musolino<p>January 25, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain From Letting Go of Our …

The Blog Comment That Achieved an Internet Miracle

A nerd's attempt to engage feminists—made deep beneath an obscure blog post—spurred the debaters to recognize their mutual humanity.<p>Last month, an improbable Internet exchange inspired many who noticed it to reconsider what's possible when debating politics online. It began when MIT professor Scott …

The Surprising New Fry You Must Try

For more deliciousness, trade potatoes for eggplant<p>There’s so much more to eggplant than parmigiana. Let’s be honest: That often-bitter, oil-sodden entrée usually leaves you with heartburn and a heavy gut. But eggplant, when prepared well, can rise above its role as a mushy foundation for …

Melomakarona: Greek Christmas Cookies With Olive Oil

This is a fantastic traditional recipe for Greek Christmas cookies with olive oil, honey, walnuts and cinnamon.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>500 grams of flour for all purpose<p>250 grams of olive oil<p>½ cup sugar<p>½ glass orange juice<p>2 tablespoons of cognac (brandy)<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon …

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

A decade after mapping the genome, scientists scramble for more imaging data to unravel its mysteries

When the human genome was first sequenced over a decade ago, it was widely hailed as one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time. With …

Evolution: Why don’t we have hairier faces?

Men may have beards, but compared to many of our primate cousins our faces are pretty hairless – why is that? Jason G Goldman explores the enigma of our bare-faced cheeks.<p>Have you ever stopped to consider your face? Compared to most of the rest of the animal kingdom, the human face has at least one …

Four ways you can see the multiverse

Every time you make a choice, you spawn a multitude of universes, leading to umpteen other yous – some of them living very different lives. This …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Evangelicals Are Winning the Gay Marriage Fight—in Africa and Russia

Long be­fore Pres­id­ent Obama se­lec­ted three gay ath­letes to lead the Amer­ic­an del­eg­a­tion to the So­chi Olympics, long be­fore Pres­id­ent …

Ten Australian bands to watch in 2014

Bloods<p>It’d be easy to damn this Sydney trio with faint praise – Mess+Noise have called their stormy good-time music “power pop with actual power”, which makes them sound like One Direction covering Blondie – but songs like the raucous No Fun (no, not the Stooges cover) beat with a pulsating rock …

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …