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Are Creativity and Psychosis Paired in Your Child's Genes?

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Science supports Aristotle’s claim that <i>no great genius exists without a touch of madness</i>: Studies show that people with a …

Genetics

Massive Study Finds Genetic Links To Happiness And Depression

The rush is on to find genetic links to happiness, depression and other psychological traits. In the latest study—one of the largest ever conducted on the subject—more than 190 researchers in 17 countries analyzed genomic data from nearly 300,000 people.<p>The results zeroed in on a handful of genetic …

Genetics

Obama Could Be the First Sitting President to Visit Hiroshima

<i>This story has been updated to reflect comment from the White House.</i><p>More than 70 years after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of …

Japan

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak …

Imperial College London

The Surprising Reason You Feel So Ashamed of Yourself

Remaining silent about your insecurities just keeps you small.<p>You probably already know that shame is an emotion that makes you feel horrible. What you may not be aware of, however, is that your experience of it is shared by just about everyone you've ever met — including those rare folks you're …