Mark Zivney

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The Secrets Of The World's Luckiest People

We tend to think of a bout of good fortune as a random act of kindness from the universe. Certainly that is sometimes true: Serendipity or (depending on your belief system) random chance can be the reason you narrowly miss an airport closure or get the last cab in a rainstorm.<p>But many of the life …

The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court

It's not just people who go on trial these days. It's their brains.<p>More and more lawyers are arguing that some defendants deserve special consideration because they have brains that are immature or impaired, says Nita Farahany, a professor of law and philosophy at Duke University who has been …

My Mother, the Scientist

What's it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century? In the month of Mother's Day, Popular Science News Editor Charles Hirshberg remembers.<p>In 1966, Mrs. Weddle's first grade class at Las Lomitas Elementary …

Confessions of a serial shagger

We met through mutual friends at an Italian restaurant in the Village. She was tall, with pale skin, short, dark hair and freckles – the first …