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The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

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 …

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

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The myth of pure science: It’s all about political, economic, religious interests

Scientific research can flourish only in alliance with some ideology. Even Darwin couldn’t have done it alone<p><b>The Ideal of Progress</b><p>Until the Scientific Revolution most human cultures did not believe in progress. They thought the golden age was in the past, and that the world was stagnant, if not …

“When sex is at stake, the truth just goes out the window”: Clancy Martin on love, lies and final first kisses

We want sex and love. We also love risk and fear. The author of “Love and Lies” explains how we reconcile it all<p>Many people might resist a book about love written by a twice-divorced, thrice-married expert on deception and duplicity. Clancy Martin’s "Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, …

How to Naturally Relieve Gas: 5 Trusted Ways

Forewarned is forearmed, so before getting to know how to naturally relieve gas, learn how to prevent it. First of all try to avoid certain …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

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What is Time?- Explained

Stephen Hawking and the No Boundary Proposal

<b>Stephen Hawking</b> <b>and the</b><i><br>Time has</i> <b>No Boundary Proposal</b><p>Science is slowly awakening to the timeless Universe. The most popular physicist of our time is the …

Viral Video of the Day: Suburban Kangaroo Streetfight

Belligerent marsupials: there goes the neighborhood<p>Next up in our now-recurring segment, Exotic Animal Fights With Inconclusive Results, is a …

Iraqi novelist defies Arab critics | Finland

When the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (IFFP) jury announced their winning book on May 22, it threw the spotlight on a gap between Arabic- and English-language literary worlds.<p>Of the six authors shortlisted for this year's IFFP, five were celebrated in their original languages. Karl Ove …