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‘It's a superpower’: meet the empaths paid to read your mind

They feel your pain as if it were their own – and charge you £200 an hour to do so. Why has empathy become such a prized commodity?<p>It is late on Friday at Piper’s diner in Koreatown, Los Angeles. David Sauvage, a slight 36-year-old man with an arresting stare, is preparing to empathise with me. …

Los Angeles

Taking Your Long Runs To The Next Level

Photo: Shutterstock<br>It’s not uncommon for runners to get stuck at a plateau, especially if you’ve already taken large chunks of time off your existing …

How Athletes Train: Sara Hall

The elite distance runner is gearing up to make an impact at the New York City marathon.<p>This coming Sunday, November 6, 33-year-old Sara Hall will …

Marathons

Here's Why The Expansion of The Universe Is Probably Still Accelerating

New physics is required.<p>There’s been a whirlwind of commentary of late speculating that the acceleration of the expanding Universe might not be real …

Dark Matter

Under the Tuscan Sun: what writing the book taught me about taking risks

When I look back over the last two decades, it occurs to me: one of the great privileges of the author’s life is that you can make the world your home<p>Sometimes a book writes back to its author.<p>When I published Under the Tuscan Sun 20 years ago, I had no idea of its fate. A writer may think her book …

Time I

How to survive a divorce: find acceptance after falling apart

Amid the pain of a failed marriage, it is impossible to forgive your former partner. But it is possible to come to terms with the split – by admitting you have lost<p>We were together for 13 years. Some days it feels like I didn’t exist until the day we met. Other times it seems like it never happened.<p>…

Tweens

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The conundrum of mind and matter: what is consciousness?

It’s one of the greatest puzzles scientists struggle to define. Susan Greenfield explains why understanding consciouness remains elusive<p>It’s early in the morning and still dark outside. Your heart rate has dropped to a single beat per second and your blood pressure is the lowest it will be for the …

Blood Pressure

How Do We Know The Shape Of Our Galaxy?

<i>How do we know the shape of our galaxy?</i><p>Well, we don’t know it particularly well, that’s for sure. Because we’re sitting within the Galaxy, we don’t have a particularly helpful vantage point to see the rest of the Galaxy. We can take great images of other galaxies. Because we’re at quite a distance …

The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body

In 1995, while he was a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, the biomedical scientist Peter Friedl saw something so startling it kept …

Best Running Shorts for Men 2016

Dear Science: Why does the hair on my head grow longer than the hair on my body?

<i>Dear Science: Why does hair on the body, other than the head, only grow a certain length and then stop, but if you cut it (not pull it) it immediately grows back to the original length? It is as if it knows it has been trimmed.</i><p>Here's what science has to say:<p>Don’t worry, your hair doesn’t have a …

Hair

It Doesn't Seem To Make Sense that We Can Read This, But Science Explains Why

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Why Physics Experiments at the Subatomic Level May Cause 'Unknown Unknowns' to Destroy the World

<i>Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, a simulated particle collision at the Large Hadron Collider, Lucas Taylo</i>r<p>"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown …

Researchers find unexpected magnetic effect

A new and unexpected magnetic effect has taken researchers by surprise, and could open up a new pathway to advanced electronic devices and even …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

The Best Running Shoes of 2015

Here are shoes that have been given one of RW’s four awards – Editor’s Choice, Best Buy, Best Debut or Best Update.<p>1 of 20<p>New Balance 1500v2<p><b>Award:</b> Editor’s Choice, Winter 2015<b><br>Price:</b> $110<b><br>Summary:</b> The New Balance 1500v2 excels with its light, responsive ride combined with the support of the …

Shoes

'There was nobody to help me stop my son joining Isis'

Families of foreign jihadis killed in Syria are helping a deradicalisation programme to bring young men back from the brink<p>Scrolling through photos on her mobile phone, Saliha Ben Ali stops at a picture of her son, Sabri, as a three-year-old sitting on Father Christmas’s lap. Santa’s white-gloved …

Radicalization

The Simple Life of One of the World’s Best Marathoners

Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon on Sunday in 2:03:05. To prepare, he cleaned toilets and chopped vegetables between training runs.<p>A little before 5 a.m. each day, in a small village in western Kenya, one of the world’s most talented marathoners rolls out of bed, slowly shakes the sleep from …

Marathons

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Albert Einstein

What I think of when I think about running

One of the kindest things about playing sport is that amateurs have no idea how they look. It is possible that you believe your effortless backhand …

The search for a better battery: Is a solution near?

The vast technological progress that has been made since the invention of the computer chip in the mid-20th century can be simply told in one story: Moore’s Law. Every couple of years, the number of transistors – the switches whose “on” or “off” functions are the building blocks of computing - that …

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

There are a lot of different ways to define science, but perhaps one that everyone can agree on is that it’s a process by which:<p>knowledge about the natural world or a particular phenomenon is gathered,<br>• a testable hypothesis is put forth concerning a natural, physical explanation for that …

Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Quantum Mechanics

Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family? | Larissa MacFarquhar

The world is full of needless suffering. How should each of us respond? Should we live as moral a life as possible, even giving away most of our earnings? A new movement argues that we are not doing enough to help those in need<p>For many years, Julia Wise wondered if she would ever meet another …

Philosophy

The deviousness of dementia | Dasha Kiper

When memory disappears, something more than memory gets lost. This is how a world begins to unravel – and how caregivers unwittingly become part of the chaos<p>In November 2010, when I was 25 years old, I moved in with a man who was 98. This man, whom I’ll call Mr Schecter, wasn’t a friend or relation …

Dementia

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

“We need to catch up soon!”<p>In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.<p>This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor …

Relationships