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The Definitive Guide to Winning an Argument

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is nice. When you don’t see eye to eye with someone, here are the best tricks for winning that …

Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system

Decades of textbook teaching could be overturned by discovery, which might also explain links between poor health and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical …

Alzheimer's Disease

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Puppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theory

Animal behavior isn't complicated, but it is complex. Nicolas Perony studies how individual animals -- be they Scottish Terriers, bats or meerkats -- …

Puppies

Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers

Facebook has spread like an infectious disease but we are slowly becoming immune to its attractions, and the platform will be largely abandoned by 2017, say researchers at Princeton University (pdf).<p>The forecast of Facebook's impending doom was made by comparing the growth curve of epidemics to …

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity<p>Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special …

Why We Need To Sleep In Total Darkness

The modern bedroom is full of lights, from glowing computer monitors and clock radios to any number of blinking and glimmering electronic devices. …

Sleep

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …