When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain. That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering
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. For me, it was hornets. One
The new Netflix series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock is a loopy delight: sharp, funny, and big-hearted, but never mawkish. If the end of Parks and Recreation, a bright and cheery series with an occasional
The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain. A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers
Leslee Udwin spent two years making a documentary on the horrific rape and killing of young medical student Jyoti Singh. And it asks, has the attack really spurred a sea change for gender equality in Jyoti
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. Hi. These places exist. No, not in
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.
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.
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
If you expose your children to as much of the world as possible they will learn where they fit and how lucky they are. Just by spending time with you in a different country or even just environment, they
I will be sad to leave this enchanting spot, but tomorrow we depart for Deogarh, on our way to Jodhpur - another day on this amazing road trip through Rajasthan. The view from our room at the Jagat Niwas
Showcasing the designs of nine past winners of the Korean Young Architects Award, one of South Korea's most coveted prizes in the field, a new exhibition at the Cass Bank Gallery reveals the innovative
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. Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits
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. Older adults who said
1. If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's southwestern coast is the hub for eating, drinking and all-round revelry. Set on a wide bay, it's a crescent of sand studded
Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero,
Getting out of the city was another traffic congestion scene, and I'm not sure I'll ever adjust to the insane, relentless maze of moving motorcycles, tuk tuks, and cars. It's a game of chicken on steroids
Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child
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,
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
What are the odds? Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love… Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible
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.
• Illinois kids can be held accountable even for posts made after school • Law stands in contrast to other states’ privacy-protecting measures There’s an emerging threat hanging over the heads of school
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
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
"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
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