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Preventing the Sixth Mass Extinction Requires Dealing With Climate Change

Last week the United States and China signed a landmark agreement to combat climate change. This is an important step in guarding against even more damage from rising seas that threaten major cities, increasingly common and severe storms that devastate lives and property, wildfires, drought, and …

9 Things You Never Knew About Dreaming

<b>Dreams Can Help You Learn</b><br>Up to 86 percent of what happens in your dreams has its roots in that day’s events—be they mundane or life-altering, says Arnulf. So if you happen to sit through a lecture or course, that night’s dreams could give you the opportunity to study up. In fact, in one Harvard …

Meditation In Action: A 10-Step Mindfulness Practice For Better Sleep

<i>By Headspace</i><p>It’s no secret that meditation can help us sleep better. There are some specific meditative exercises that can help us nod off when our minds are in overdrive. In the exercise below, the meditation experts at Headspace share some insight for feeling more at ease when your head hits the …

Ancient Antarctica Lake Provides Clues to One of the Unsolved Mysteries of Early Earth

The Antarctic discovery in an ancient lake in April of 2011 helped scientists better understand the conditions under which the Earth's primitive …

10 Best Movies About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

Addiction is a compelling topic for literature, art and film.<p>It’s a subject that speaks to the human condition and translates through every culture …

The Paradox of Addiction

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the Great American Smokeout. This tradition was started by the American Cancer Society in 1976 to challenge smokers to stop using tobacco and educate about the many tools they can use to quit and avoid relapsing. …

Mental Health

Russell Brand on Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing and Noam Chomsky

For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of …

The Silent and Growing Health Danger That All Women Need to Know About

She drove home and tapped three white tablets out of the sample bottle. Her shrink had specified that this drug—quetiapine, sometimes prescribed for anxiety disorders—would act as a sedative, calming her down. Like many women, Rachel had some experience with anti-anxiety meds. She knew that three …

Scientists Raise Doubts About Higgs Boson Discovery, Say It Could Be Another Particle

Was all the Higgs hoopla a bit premature?<p>In a new paper that has raised eyebrows around the world, an international team of scientists says there is no proof that the particle whose discovery was confirmed last year by physicists at CERN is the long-sought Higgs boson.<p>"The CERN data is generally …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …