Jessica

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The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

Weight Loss

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania - the "Chocolate Capital of the World" - doesn't help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave …

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Writing is a way of getting rid of shame’

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s bestselling, deeply exposing six-part memoir has been a literary sensation the world over – and upset not a few of his relatives. Here he talks about memory, male shame and why he can understand the warped thought processes of mass murderer Anders Breivik<p>It’s …

Literature

Education Is Answer To Income Inequality: Part Deux

In the first part of this essay, I looked at how a better understanding of what we mean by “skills” helps us ascertain how critical they are in closing the income gap. However, let’s table advanced skills for a second. The U.S. Census Bureau revealed that merely earning a college degree – any …

How To Solve America's Low-Skills Crisis

In the Postwar 1950s and 1960s, a large pool of low-skill Americans was not a major problem because the U.S. strode the planet like a colossus. As a result, we still had a strong manufacturing base that could soak up all the no-skill or low-skill workers that could not find work elsewhere. As Asia …

Education

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Guest Writer<p>Co-Founder of Empact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Inception</i> is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there.<p>That’s how I used to feel throughout the day… every …

Time Management

Three-Parent Babies Will Be Born Within A Year

Babies with three genetic parents could be born within a year after Britain became the first country to permit the controversial procedure.<p>The House of Lords approved the novel form of in vitro fertilisation last week despite opposition from the clergy and pro-life groups. The Commons had already …

Genetics