Nicholas Bentley

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What is the female orgasm for? Science, gender bias, and the “upsuck” theory that won’t go away

Female orgasms, like male nipples, have no direct biological function. Which means the science gets a bit strange<p>Hearts are clearly for pumping blood, lungs are for drawing air into the body. But sometimes scientists are unsure of the biological functions of anatomical structures, especially when …

The Microcosm and the Macrocosm

Leonardo da Vinci is known to have been one of the very first to recognize that the same laws apply to the human body and to cosmic phenomena. This insight is made even more remarkable once we realize that Leonardo had reached this conclusion long before any accurate laws of physics were actually …

Universe

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Improve Relationships

You fall in love hard, but it’s not your fault. As much as you try to resist the allure of <i>amor</i>, you just can’t help but want to connect romantically with another human being. And science backs this up. In the early 2000s, researchers discovered that our brains are wired to connect with one another …

Relationships

Drug Trial That Left One Man Brain Dead Has Nothing to Do With Cannabis

The experimental molecule hospitalized six people this week in a clinical trial and there is no known antidote.<p>On Friday several French agencies opened an investigation into a clinical drug trial that has hospitalized six men in the last week, leaving one permanently brain dead and three in …

Cannabis

Here’s How Your Brain Prevents You From Following Your Intentions

Despite the best intentions, how you feel may have more say over what you do.<p>It isn’t some irrational impulse that prevents us from following through on our intentions. It’s <i>logic</i>. Not enough logic? No! The problem is <i>too much</i> logic. Without even realizing it, we make assumptions that are …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. The Telegraph is in trouble with the Advertising Standards Authority over a native advert.</b> It was not clear that Michelin had paid for the article.<p><b>2. Facebook is trying out interest-based feeds.</b> The new feed has been described as "a newspaper made up of all the world's newspapers."<p><b>3. INSIDER</b> …

Advertising

David Cameron is wrong – adolescent rioters deserve a second chance

The prime minister could learn some valuable lessons about adolescent behaviour and opportunism by picking up a psychology textbook<p>A week on from the riots and David Cameron has attributed them to a "slow motion moral collapse". He now sees a "broken society" when not so long ago he had a vision …

Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

On the Op/Ed pages of <i>The New York Times,</i> Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the …

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