Gerardo W Herrera

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Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …


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Collegiate a cappella group the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won.

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The New Science of Consciousness

Ellen and I live in Oxford, in the UK, on the edge of one of the world’s great educational establishments. Just a week or so before we came to the …

Role of Illness in Germanwings Crash Raises Worry About Stigma

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

19 Science-Backed Reasons to Meditate

With more and more people touting its life-changing benefits (we’re looking at you, Anderson Cooper!), it’s safe to say that meditation has gone …

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past

Amid the devastation and danger of civil war, Syrian archaeologists and activists are risking their lives in the battle against looting.<p>The ancient city of Dura-Europos sits on a bluff above the Tigris River a few miles from Syria's border with Iraq, its mud-brick walls facing a bleak expanse of …