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The Evolutionary Power of Loneliness

The pain of isolation may be what motivates people to make friends.<p>As social animals, we depend on others for survival. Our communities provide mutual aid and protection, helping humanity to endure and thrive. “We have survived as a species not because we’re fast or strong or have natural weapons …

Neuroscience

Maths is not about learning times tables, it’s about spotting patterns in everything we experience and using them to plan and invent<p>It’s extraordinary what a badge of honour it is in our culture to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.”<p>You’d never get someone in India …

The Brain

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Social Sciences

Nobody can agree on how many girls are in this photo

LONDON — Damn you, Internet, why do you make our heads hurt like this?<p>Just when you think you've had all the dresses and pandas you can take, someone …

RPGs

Europe is back in deflation

That number means that prices are still falling, and are a very long way from the European Central Bank's 2% target.<p>Consumer price inflation in the euro area fell from 0.3% in January, into negative territory.<p>On a month-to-month basis, prices rose by 0.2% beating the expectation of 0.1% …

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a …

Psychology

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Dust plumes, plankton blooms and convective clouds were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month<p>Analysis of data collected by several Landsat satellites suggests that northern Argentina’s Chaco forests face one of the fastest tropical deforestation rates in …

San Francisco Bay

Boris Johnson has accused Obama of Brexit 'hypocrisy'

Johnson, who in the absence of anyone else, is becoming the de-facto leader of the campaign to leave the EU, is furious that Obama will apparently tell Britons staying in the EU is the only way the UK can retain influence in the world. Johnson says it is "exorbitant hypocrisy" for a US President to …

Ted Cruz: Obama anti-Brexit campaign will see 'England pull out of EU'

Barack Obama’s reportedly impending visit to the United Kingdom will make the country’s exit from the European Union more likely, Ted Cruz told reporters on Sunday.<p>Donald Trump deflects blame from all sides after weekend of chaos<p>Read more<p>“President Obama, if anything his campaigning against …

Ted Cruz

This Latin American country will be an e-commerce power in the next few years

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Latin America is an emerging market for e-commerce, but one nation in particular should become the leader of the pack.<p>BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium …

Here's How to Have Infinite Willpower, According to Science | Inc.com

The notion that willpower is a finite resource that we all need to conserve -- an idea pioneered by psychologist Roy Baumeister and popularized by this book -- has some pretty high-powered backers. The concept is why President Obama always wears the same color suits, for instance, and is also the …

Will Power

Obama Blasts David Cameron for U.K.'s Role in Libya

President Barack Obama made biting remarks about U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, blaming him for Libya’s descent into chaos after the ouster of …

Three leaders from Latin America call for decriminalizing drug use

Outdated drug policies around the world have resulted in soaring drug-related violence, overstretched criminal justice systems, runaway corruption and mangled democratic institutions. After reviewing the evidence, consulting drug policy experts and examining our own failures on this front while in …

Human Rights