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The Kids Most Affected by Parenting Share a Personality Trait

A human doesn’t enter into the world with a fully formed personality springing forth from their genes. Rather, babies enter the world with a …

How a retired university professor outperforms the market

<b>David Stanley</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Retired university professor<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Includes about 30 blue-chip, dividend stocks – the two largest positions being Enbridge Inc. and Toronto-Dominion Bank<p><b>The investor</b><p>David Stanley's schedule has been full since he took early retirement in 1995. Currently, he is in the …

Child-rearing and a career in research are not easy bedfellows. But you have to make time to bake<p>Before becoming a mother, one of my biggest fears was that I wouldn’t be able to do it right.<p>I am sure that all prospective parents suffer from such doubts. But I’m equally sure there is something …

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Ivanka Trump Is Not The Feminist Hero You Think She Is

<i>By Emily Shugerman</i><p><b>This post originally appeared on Revelist.</b><p>I'll admit it: I recently fell victim to the trap of Feminist Ivanka Trump.<p>I mean, the woman basically runs the Trump Organization while operating her own lifestyle brand and pretty much directing her father's presidential campaign. She …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

Your Personality May Be Controlled By Your Immune System, Study Finds

This article looks at the relationship between the immune system and the human brain, and asks how recent research will impact on this.

Oxford researchers initially thought Betty the New Caledonian crow had come up with idea on the spot but further study finds her breed adept at making tools<p>A crow that astonished the world by bending a straight piece of wire was simply acting out behaviour in her species’ natural repertoire, a …

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When a woman wins an Olympic medal, why are we praising her husband?

World records? Olympic medals? History?<p>Bah to all of it, apparently.<p>What’s really important, in this throwback summer of 2016, isn’t the female …

Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises<p>Ayahuasca, as it has come to be known internationally, is a plant medicine that has been used in the Amazon for centuries for healing and spiritual purposes. Renowned for the often …

Consciousness

Scientist meets web dev: how Python became the language of data

Python started as a scripting language, but now it is the new trend everywhere and in particular for data science, the latest rage of computing. It didn’t get there by chance: tools and concepts built by nerdy scientists and geek sysadmins provide foundations for what is said to be the sexiest job: …