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Don't Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

<b>Inconvenient Science:</b> NASA data show that global temperatures <i>dropped</i> sharply over the past two years. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

Battle for Azeroth: World of Warcraft returns to its roots

The biggest MMO in the world prepares for its seventh expansion pack<p>There’s a tradition in the <i>World of Warcraft</i> fan community that might seem a little strange to outsiders.<p>If you’ve ever been to BlizzCon or watched a BlizzCon opening ceremony broadcast, you’ve surely seen it before. To help build …

Activision has a plan to make you want to pay for in-game items

Activision received a new patent for a system that encourages gamers to buy in-game items, by leveraging its matchmaking system. The matchmaking …

Why Tencent's Subsidiary Copied PlayerUnknown's 'Battlegrounds'

SuperData Research’s most recent monthly report revealed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now the world’s No.5 top-grossing PC game. It trails …

Patients can be pretty good therapists to themselves

Seeking out the perfect therapist can feel as significant and difficult as finding a romantic partner. A study on the effectiveness of trained therapists versus self-help treatment, though, suggests that therapists are not as important as they seem.<p>A meta-analyses of 15 studies, published in this …

Depression

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

Self-help

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …