Jessica Rae

12 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Follower | @jessicarae7967 | Keep up with Jessica Rae on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jessica Rae”

Why some critters give up camo to look toxic - Futurity

Computer models clarify why animals would risk losing their camouflage in order to look toxic, thereby avoiding predators.

Climate Change Is Causing Some Serious Salamander Shrinkage

It's one of the fastest physical changes scientists have ever seen.<p>Image: Nicholas Caruso<p>The changing climate is shrinking salamanders in Appalachia as the amphibians are forced to burn more energy in order to survive. According to a new report published in <i>Global Change Biology</i> salamanders caught …

Climate Change Shrinks Salamanders

Amphibians are responding to changing conditions, says new study.<p>The warmer conditions brought on by climate change may cause some animals to change in size, a new study suggests. Wild salamanders in a warming, drying area of the United States have gotten shorter over the past 50-plus years, …

Giving Boys A Bigger Emotional Toolbox

<i>This story is part of the</i> "Men In America" <i>series on All Things Considered.</i><p>Is America's dominant "man up" ethos a hypermasculine cultural construct, a tenet rooted in biological gender difference or something in between?<p>Educator Ashanti Branch doesn't much care or, more accurately, doesn't have time …

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine …

Is One of the Most Popular Psychology Experiments Worthless?

A trolley is careening toward an unsuspecting group of workers. You have the power to derail the trolley onto a track with just one worker. Do you do it? It might not matter.<p>Harvard University justice professor Michael J. Sandel stood before a lecture hall filled with students recently and …

Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust

Our brains judge the trustworthiness of a face before we even consciously see the face, according to a new study published in the Journal of …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

The Brain

Pay It Forward Study Reveals Generosity Is Infectious

Generosity and goodwill really are infectious, a University of California study has found.<p>A study conducted by UC Berkeley and UC San Diego researchers found that when consumers were told a previous customer had already paid for their purchase and were then offered the opportunity to do the same …

Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies

In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on the nature of “nothing” — an inquiry that has occupied thinkers since the dawn of recorded thought and permeates everything from Hamlet’s iconic question to the boldest frontiers of quantum physics. That’s precisely what <i>New Scientist</i> …

How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People

Influence your audience without feeling sleazy about it with these tips on social media.<p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are, most of the time, discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more …