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The Dark Core of Personality

Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman made two monumental discoveries about human intelligence. First, a general factor of intelligence (g) exists: …

Psychology

There Is a War on One Gender

Forget the mythical war on women.<p>What we're really seeing in American culture is a growing war on men. There's a bias against men that seeks to …

College & University

What the Hell Happened During Peter Strzok's Testimony?

It was the most embarrassing episode in representative democracy in 400 years.<p>During breaks in the action at Thursday’s ludicrous puppet show in the House of Representatives, while Peter Strzok was enjoying a richly earned break from being badgered by morons, I scoured the intertoobz for something …

Even More Evidence for the Link Between Alzheimer’s and Herpes

Several new studies have rejuvenated a long-dismissed idea that links the common brain disease to the viral infections.<p>In 1907, the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer published a description of a 50-year-old woman who suffered from memory problems, hallucinations, and delusions. In the woman’s …

Great, a Poop-Borne Swimming Pool Parasite Can Survive Chlorine Now

It's the stuff of pool party nightmares.<p>Somewhere in America this summer, a small child will have a diarrhea incident in a pool. The kid will freeze, …

Swimming Pools

Ancient Tools Discovered in China Confound Accepted Theory of Human Migration

"This has been one of the high points in my career."<p>Earth is littered with evidence of intrepid, ancient peoples who had one big thing in common …

Anthropology

Have we heard the whisper of reality making itself?

NATURE gives rise to weird and wonderful things: dancing plants, sailing stones, flamingos. But no one, except perhaps on a hallucinogenic trip, has …

Benevolent Sexism Attractive To Women, Study Shows

'Benevolent sexism (BS) has detrimental effects on women, yet women prefer men with BS attitudes over those without,' researchers wrote.<p>A …

Huge meta-study confirms link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis

One of the most compelling hypotheses in scientific research today is the growing belief that psychiatric disorders are potentially related to immune …

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Al Gore

Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression and anxiety

A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and …

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

Medscape Log In

Evolutionary divergence in competitive mating success through female mating bias for good genes

G. Borgia, Sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems, in <i>Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects,</i> M. S. Blum, N. A. Blum, …

Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?

After tumor removal surgery, treatment with erectile dysfunction drugs and a flu vaccine may help to stop the cancer returning.<p>These drugs, aided by …

What’s the Trouble?

How doctors think.<p>On a spring afternoon several years ago, Evan McKinley was hiking in the woods near Halifax, Nova Scotia, when he felt a sharp pain in his chest. McKinley (a pseudonym) was a forest ranger in his early forties, trim and extremely fit. He had felt discomfort in his chest for …

Obama’s Education Secretary: Parents Should Pull Children From Schools Until Gun Laws Change

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan thinks it’s time to stop proposing halfway measures when it comes to gun control. School shooting have become …

Are Healthcare Metrics Hurting Healthcare? - Facts So Romantic

<i>Performance metrics are supposed to financially incentivize hospitals to improve the healthcare system. And this is exactly where the trouble starts.</i> …

Heart failure: Destroying gut bacteria could improve outcomes

Surprisingly, a recent study reveals that wiping out a person's gut bacteria may help to improve heart function and reduce levels of cardiac damage …

How gravitational waves could solve some of the Universe’s deepest mysteries

NEWS FEATURE<p>11 April 2018<p>Correction 13 June 2018<p>With the first detections behind them, researchers have set their sights on ambitious scientific …

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>16 April 2018<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe is a …

The Pec Pumper: Workout to Blow Up Your Chest

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per …

Workouts

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Does This Picture Prove God Exposed Himself to Ancient Jews?

A “portrait” uncovered decades ago from a 3,000 year old archeological site in the Sinai Desert provides evidence that early Jewish worshippers …

Archaeology

A Neuroscientist Explains What Could Be Wrong with Trump Supporters’ Brains

There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican. And almost every time he …

Donald Trump

The Most Precise Measurement of Antimatter Yet Deepens the Mystery of Why We Exist

Scientists have made the most precise measurement of antimatter yet, and the results only deepen the mystery of why life, the universe, and …

Successful Leaders Use This 1 Brain Trick to Master Persuasion

The idea that you can influence someone's thoughts with your brainwaves has suddenly become less unbelievable.<p>Entrepreneurial brilliance may be rooted in a genius idea, but entrepreneurial success often comes down to the art of persuasion. At every step of the way, you have to convince someone -- …

A second chance for student loan forgiveness

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The Trump administration is giving student loan borrowers who missed out on public service …