Gina Ferretti

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is a Worthy Heir to 30 Rock

The new Netflix series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock is a loopy delight: sharp, funny, and big-hearted, but never mawkish.<p>If the end of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, a bright and cheery series with an occasional edge, left a big hole in the television-comedy landscape, then <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, …

TV

‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain.<p>A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded ‘miraculous’ by doctors.<p>Patients who have …

Medicine

India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’

Jyoti Singh, 23, had cause to celebrate. It was no ordinary Sunday. “Happiness was just a few steps away,” says her father, Badri Singh, a labourer. He and his wife, Asha, originally from Uttar Pradesh, had sold their family land, to provide schooling not just for their two sons but also Jyoti. …

India

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Is The Dress blue and black or white and gold? The answer lies in vision psychology

Would you like to have an argument with your colleagues this fine Friday? Just ask them what colour the dress above is. Some people say white and gold, whereas others claim it’s clearly blue and black. This rift in opinions has caused many people to doubt the sanity of themselves and their friends. …

The Brain

Scientists are just as obsessed with #thedress as you are: Here's why

If you can't stop thinking about the divisive dress that appears blue and black to some and white and gold to others, you are not alone: Scientists who study visual illusions have been dazzled by it too.<p>"The whole field was discussing it on Facebook this morning," said Arthur Shapiro, director of …

Los Angeles

Can violence be moral?

Hours after the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on January 7th, 2015, the US President Barack Obama, condemned the “cowardly, evil…and senseless attacks” perpetrated by the men who murdered twelve people. Leaders throughout the western world expressed similar sentiments. It …

Psychology

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

Impressions of India: Udaipur

The view from our room at the Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel is so enchanting I could spend the rest of eternity here! When it was still dark, around 6 a.m., I heard the Call to Prayer echoing across the lake, then watched as the daylight slowly revealed the beguiling landscape, and bright bursts of sun …

10 Must-Visit Spots In London

<b>Reported by Natalia Rachlin and Alexa Lawrence for Architectural Digest.</b><p>As sartorial tastemakers descend on England's capital city for Fashion Week, we highlight the destination's latest shops, exhibitions, and restaurants.<p><i>photo: James McDonald</i><p>Tucked away on Walton Street amid the well-manicured …

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Medicine

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

<i>By the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers.<p><b>10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece</b><p><i>Courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort</i><p>If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

Case Western Reserve University

Impressions of India: Meeting the Village Women

Today was the day our group had long anticipated. We finally experienced first-hand the work that Poonam Kathuria has implemented with the rural, village women of Gujarat. She had reported back to us frequently in 2013 about her efforts running her own Empowerment Trainings, but today we had the …

Meet The Dø, the French-Finnish Indie Band That's Influenced by Hip Hop

"I don't know much about French music, to be honest," says Olivia Merilahti, one half of French-Finnish indie pop duo The Dø. "I feel a little …

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers<p>It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.<p>But child psychologists say it may be stunting …

Mobile Devices

The Artist Behind The "Sexist" Newsweek Cover Speaks: "I Wanted To Depict The Harassment That Women Suffer"

On Friday I interviewed Edel Rodriguez, the artist behind the Newsweek cover that has people tweeting in shock and exclaiming their outrage on the nation's morning shows. As the cofounder of PowerToFly, the first platform that places women in tech positions they can do in offices or from home, I'm …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

Mathematics

Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger

State workers performed a California winter ritual Thursday, poking hollow aluminum tubes into Sierra Nevada meadows to measure the snowpack. In what scientists see as a harbinger, they didn't find much.<p>"We will conceivably see more years like this in the future," said geologist Jeffrey Mount, a …

Water

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Cyberbullying law requires students to reveal Facebook passwords

There’s an emerging threat hanging over the heads of school bullies: a new law aimed at stopping cyberbullying will force schoolchildren to hand over their Facebook passwords.<p>A controversial measure, which came into effect on 1 January in Illinois, insists that students must open up their social …

Social Media

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How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Inflammation

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

What 'Boyhood' cast, director learned about family while filming

"Boyhood"premiered 368 days ago at the Sundance Film Festival, "sneaking up on people," as writer-directorRichard Linklaterputs it, despite the fact that he had spent the previous 12 years making this singular coming-of-age story.<p>Now, after winning the Golden Globe Award for best picture drama and …

Parenting

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness