Julia Jaremko

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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 …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

7 Ways Architecture Can Tackle Global Warming

These ideas, from a structure made of recycled milk cartons to algae that can boost a sinking city, actually scale.<p>Architecture is one of the key drivers of climate change. Between construction and the energy required to keep buildings up and running, the industry is responsible for nearly half of …

Climate Change

How The Brain Creates Marijuana-Fueled Munchies

The neuroscience of appetite is totally weird<p>O, Mouse! What have you not done for science? But perhaps this experiment was not as bad as most: In a recent study, an international team of biologists used mice to figure out which brain cells are involved in creating the marijuana munchies.<p>Since …

Planck Satellite Brings Early Universe into Focus (Kavli Hangout)

<i>Kelen Tuttle, writer and editor for the Kavli Foundation, contributed this article to</i> Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>From its orbit …

Physics

The Cruel Truth Behind The ‘Organic’ Chicken Label

It’s no secret that consumers are becoming more and more concerned about where their food comes from, how healthy it is, and in the case of animal …

Agriculture

The Artist’s Reality: Mark Rothko’s Little-Known Writings on Art, Artists, and What the Notion of Plasticity Reveals about Storytelling

“While the authority of the doctor or plumber is never questioned, everyone deems himself a good judge and an adequate arbiter of what a work of art should be and how it should be done.”<p><i>“Artists have no choice but to express their lives,”</i> Anne Truitt wrote in her endlessly insightful diary. If it’s …

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

<b>The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>As education continues to evolve, adding in …

Weird Sub-Neptunes and Super-Earths Pop Up in Kepler's Planet Search

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler team said Friday.<p>This type of planet has a size in the range between two and four times Earth's …

Here’s How Meditation Boosts Your Health Beyond The Brain

A new study clues us into how meditation can improve our physical health.<p>One of the most interesting things about mindfulness meditation is how its benefits seep beyond our brains and into our bodies. So not only does it help decrease stress and improve focus, but it can have an impact on your …

Mindfulness

Floating Pipe Sculptures Look Like Alien Life Forms

David McLeod's digital creations put surreal twists on a mundane object.<p>If the old PVC pipe gathering dust in the garage, or a pile of spare engine parts were to come alive, they might look something like David McLeod's latest batch of digital sculptures. The designer arranges intricately rendered …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition

European languages linked to migration from the east

Large ancient-DNA study uncovers population that moved westwards 4,500 years ago.<p>A mysterious group of humans from the east stormed western Europe …

Florida by Land: Go Beach Camping

Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand.<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand. Options range from primitive tent …

Human Soul Found? Quantum Theory Of Consciousness ‘Orch OR’ Claims Both Science And Religion Are True

Has the human soul been found by science? A controversial quantum theory of consciousness called “Orch OR” (which stands for “orchestrated objective …

Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years

It's too early to say if the Sierra Nevada red fox is rebounding, experts say.<p>One of the rarest animals in North America, the Sierra Nevada red fox, has been caught on camera in California's Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century.<p>Motion-sensitive cameras stationed in the …

7 more trendy superfoods that are anything but

Some of the hippest health foods make the murkiest claims about their benefits and ethical sourcing<p>As anyone who has ever stepped inside a Whole Foods can attest, “sustainability” and “health” are carefully crafted to be marketable, palatable, and ultimately profitable. Chugging coconut water and …

The Science Behind "Interstellar's" Stunning Wormhole Voyage (Monday's Most Viewed)

"Gravity bends the path that light follows in space," said Pedro Marronetti, an National Science Foundation program director for gravitational …

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code

Mike Rubenstein wants to put robots in the classroom.<p>Working with two other researchers at Harvard University, Rubenstein recently created what they …

The Earliest Illustrations Of Literature's Great Classic Monsters

We have our own idea of what modern English and American creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein's Creature, and the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft look like …

'Case for Sustainable Meat' takes on many sacred cows

When food guru Michael Pollan recently tweeted in support of Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book, "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production," the protest that followed made it perfectly obvious why such a book is necessary. "A Cattle Rancher wrote a book about how free range, grass fed …

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

Why happiness is healthy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.<p>You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of meaningfulness in life, although those could also be treated as separate entities. But whatever happiness is, we know that we want it, and that is just somehow <i>good</i>.<p>We …

10 Epic Long Distance Hikes Around The World

A long distance hiking path is typically defined as anything that takes longer than one or two days to complete. We took that idea 5 million steps …

Hiking

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Such a Pest: Why Global Warming Could Make That Sap on Your Car Worse

OK, so it’s not one of the biggest impacts of a warming world, but it’s certainly an annoying one: A bug that produces sap that falls from trees onto our cars benefits from warmer temperatures, according to a new study.<p>But that’s just one example of what could happen in a warmer world: Some species …

Insects

​Signe​ Baumane Makes Amazing Animated Shorts About Sex, Women, Depression, and Suicide

I talked to her about all that stuff and also "Sex and the City."<p>​<p>​<p>"I think about sex every nine seconds and every 12 seconds I think about killing myself." That was ​Signe​ Baumane's response when I emailed asking for an interview, showing me that self-awareness comes when you least expect …