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IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.<p>The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.<p>Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of …

Research

Visa ditt stöd för ett öppet – men inte naivt samhälle

Äntligen dags! Äntligen Almedalen! Almedalsveckan är fantastisk. Och förfärlig. Fantastisk för att människorna och makten alla är så nära. Förfärlig …

Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation

Astronomers have glimpsed the telltale signs of newly formed stars inside the powerful winds of a supermassive black hole.<p>In the universe, the places with the most extreme, destructive conditions can sometimes spawn something new.<p>A group of European astronomers have spotted new stars flaring to …

Universe

Den historiska uppgiften för hbtq-personer är långt ifrån löst

I slutet av ett avsnitt i tv-serien ”When we rise” träffar den ärrade gayrättsaktivisten Cleve en ung homosexuell reporter. Cleve har formats av 60- …

Incoming Trump Administration Causes Spike In Mixed Orientation Marriages

For all the broken and unbroken promises that surround the incoming Trump administration - trade agreements, tax changes, keeping jobs at home, immigration issues, women's rights, LGBTQ equality - there's a dark truth that no one is talking about. It's not obvious, but it's literally the white …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

The 1 Strategy Every New Author Needs to Launch an Amazon Bestseller

To hit the bestseller lists on Amazon, tap into who you know.<p>The first thing any author should do to get featured on one of Amazon's bestseller lists is to write a great book that entertains or informs. Readers will talk about books they've enjoyed, and are more likely to read, share, and review …

Report: Content marketing beats native ads on social media

Content marketing can have wider reach on social media than native advertising and is especially useful for lead conversion, Fractl and Moz report. …

Man Transforms His Bathroom Mirror into a Hi-Tech Device of the Future

Google engineer Max Braun wanted his ordinary bathroom mirror to look more like the futuristic fixtures you'd see in the movies–the kind that transmit information directly onto the mirror. Though these smart products are not yet on the market, the parts for them are fairly easy to obtain. With this …

Raw Tree Stump Seamlessly Extends into a Polished Wooden Table

French designer Thomas de Lussac highlights the beauty of a simple tree stump with his stunning furniture project. Called the <i>Racine Carr</i> table (translated, this means <i>Square Root</i>), it incorporates powerful, raw roots into its sleek form. The flattened table top leans against the halved stump as the …

DIY Grass Bed Offers a Cozy Green Oasis

Many people love to relax by lying on the grass and taking in the warm sunshine. But what if your yard is made of concrete? With this obstacle in mind, Jason Hodges, a landscape gardener on the Australian TV show <i>Better Homes & Gardens</i>, has come up with a clever solution. He demonstrates how to …

New 3D Calligraphy Creations Look Like They're Popping Off the Page

Istanbul-based artist Tolga Girgin creates beautifully scripted calligraphy that seems to leap off the page. An ancient art form that remains relevant today, calligraphy has continued to evolve to suit modern needs. It is emerging more and more as a popular trend for the artistically inclined and …

Famous Van Gogh Painting Is Turned into a Real Bedroom to Rent on Airbnb

At the Art Institute of Chicago, it's now possible to stay in a bedroom that Vincent van Gogh had immortalized through his post-Impressionist work. His iconic painting titled <i>The Bedroom</i> was translated into a life-size replica and features all of the details from its namesake, including: thick, …

NASA Releases Retro Travel Posters Playfully Encouraging Space Tourism

For adventure seekers, beautiful travel posters offer a glimpse of life somewhere new and exciting. By depicting gorgeous locales, it inspires a sense of wanderlust in even the most travel-averse person. With this in mind, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has created a series of posters for …

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

The Ways I Live Happily With Anxiety

I've had anxiety for as long as I can remember but it wasn't until last year that I decided to accept it. Rationally, I always knew there had to be a reason I went through fits of immense fear but I was afraid to admit it because I thought being anxious meant that I wasn't normal. That wrongful …

12 Crazy Secrets About the Human Brain to Make You a Better Marketer | Inc.com

As complex and mysterious as the human brain is, it's also actually really primitive.<p>Surprised?<p>I know it seems counterintuitive, but the vast majority of decisions we make are decided on a gut reaction level. This part of our brain, called the amygdala, relies on our emotions and past experiences …

Marketing

Why we should stop worrying about our wandering minds

Daydreaming has a bad reputation, but neuroscientists are beginning to realise that a wandering mind is not only typical – it might be beneficial.<p>Sit down, relax and think of nothing. Struggling? There might be a good reason why your mind seems to wander even when you try very hard to switch off: …

Drinking 3 Glasses of Champagne a Week Is Good For Your Brain, Science Says

Drinking 3 Glasses of Champagne a Week Is Good For Your Brain, Science SaysGetty Images/Tetra images RFThere’s always a fitting occasion for a cool …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

Self-improvement

The philosophical questions raised by neuroscience

These days, most of us accept that minds are dependent on brain function and wouldn’t object to the claim that “You are your brain.” After all, we’ve …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study …

The Belarusian journalist and author has explored conflict and its aftermath for more than 30 years, interviewing thousands in a quest to ‘get the closest possible approximation to real life’. Here is an introduction to her life and work<p>The winner of the 2015 Nobel prize in literature, Svetlana …

Literature

Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed

Pour yourself a cup of tea, turn your (right) ear toward your speakers and take a listen to the very first episode of the Hidden Brain podcast. We're talking a lot about feedback. First, we'll hear from author Sheila Heen about a common communication problem that pops up in many relationships.<p>Then, …

Social Sciences

Poet Jane Kenyon’s Advice on Writing: Some of the Wisest Words to Create and Live By

In <i>Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life</i> — one of the finest, most insightful reflections on the creative experience ever committed to words — writer Dani Shapiro mentions a set of instructions by the poet <b>Jane Kenyon</b> (May 23, 1947–April 22, 1995), a writing mantra of sorts, …

How writing regularly can improve your creativity and clarity

Starting or running a business is a risky endeavor. Entrepreneurs and artists deal with a storm of surprises and self-doubt, and they need to constantly learn and adapt to steer the ship to safety.<p>I’ve found that one of the best avenues for problem solving is writing. The process of putting pen to …

Creative Writing