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'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

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10,000-year-old house uncovered outside of Jerusalem

An archaeological excavation near Jerusalem has revealed a 10-millennia-old house and a 6,000-year-old cultic temple -- discoveries that experts called "a fascinating glimpse into thousands of years of human development," and evidence of man’s transition to permanent dwellings.<p>The ancient …

6 Bizarre Things That Make Your Memory Worse Than You Think

Memory is the Konami LaserScope to our Nintendo brain -- it has the potential to be awesome, yet turns out unwieldy and kind of retarded. Any time we …

8 Studies That Debunk Male Gender Stereotypes

Nature didn't really design men to be especially rational, aggressive, or insensitive. A lot of that has to do with nurture.

Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

Celebrated Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor <b>Viktor Frankl</b> (March 26, 1905–September 2, 1997) remains best-known for his indispensable 1946 psychological memoir <b>Man’s Search for Meaning</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a meditation on what the gruesome experience of Auschwitz taught him about the …

The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are

Education is necessary if democracy is to flourish. What good is the free flow of information if people can't make sense of it? How can you vote your own interests if you don't understand the consequences of policy choices? How can you know what's best for you or your community?<p>A recent study by …

Stop Saying 'Wheelchair-Bound' And Other Outdated And Offensive Terms To People With Disabilities

By Zachary Fenell, the Mobility Resource<p>Discussing disabilities may feel like trying to avoid metaphorical tripwires.<p>One innocent misstep and an able-bodied person may receive a tongue lashing just for saying “handicap vehicle” instead of “wheelchair accessible vehicle.”<p>To help you sidestep …

Navy Gives Neck Injections A Shot At Curing PTSD

What if doctors could cure post-traumatic stress disorder with a single injection to the neck? One Chicago-area doctor claims he can, and has finally …

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other …

Does Your Dog Love You Back?

Tales of hearts given and not returned are as old as time itself, and but tales of non-reciprocal interspecies love are perhaps less common. The …