When it comes to exercise, we think about how to “get” fit. But often, starting out is not the problem. “The big problem is maintaining it,” says Falko Sniehotta, a professor of behavioural medicine and
A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change. Capitalism as we know it is over. So suggests a new report commissioned by a group scientists
13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred. The Universe was filled with matter, antimatter, radiation, and existed in an ultra-hot, ultra-dense, but expanding-and-cooling state. By today, the volume
This month's tragic slaughter in a Florida high school has prompted national outrage and mobilized young people around the state and the country. But it has led to little besides a minimal state proposal
On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School.
Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume. But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice
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A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital
A French mayor has made national waves by declaring she will no longer give la bise to 73 colleagues every morning, confessing she deliberately arrived late for meetings to avoid the Gallic greeting kiss.
Can national socialism, repackaged as ‘white identity’ politics, earn votes in rural counties that voted for Trump? When the men in black walked into her restaurant one Friday morning and sat at the round
A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing in
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans differ widely in their views of what constitutes sexual harassment, with age and race as well as gender throwing up the dividing lines, posing a challenge for those who for
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to “consider the risks” when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians
Landmark study finds toxic air, water, soils and workplaces kill at least 9m people and cost trillions of dollars every year Pollution kills at least nine million people and costs trillions of dollars
In the 1930s, the Germans were fascinated by the global leader in codified racism—the United States. Hitler's American Model: the United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law by James Q. Whitman Princeton
In the latest book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, Edward St. Aubyn considers the nature of power and ambition. In the opening chapter of Edward St. Aubyn’s Dunbar, King Lear has been reimagined as
The 5-foot-6-inch Houston Astros second baseman and American League MVP frontrunner is one of the greatest anomalies in the sport’s history. Part of baseball’s charm is the everyman nature of its players.
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Once an ordained monk, the author’s latest work focuses on bringing Buddhist teachings into the 21st century. What is Buddhism? It’s a simple question, but an unanswerable one, at least on a frozen, bite-size,
Charlton Heston as Moses in "The Ten Commandments" Atheism need not be reactionary — it can offer constructive rules to live by. Stand back, Moses: Here’s our shot Lex Bayer • John Figdor November 9, 4:30pm