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How to Support Children’s Approaches to Learning? Play with Them!

By Gaye GronlundAs a parent, you want your children to learn all that they can—to grasp math concepts, to be curious about exploring the world, and …

A Surprising Treatment For Depression That May Be Just As Effective As Talking To A Therapist

Even though a growing body of research has demonstrated the legitimate mental and physical health benefits of meditation, some people still consider mindfulness to be merely a New Age fad rather than a serious treatment option.<p>Now, a new Swedish study offers more compelling evidence for the …

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you're headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new research from Binghamton University.<p>The researchers asked 100 students to complete several questionnaires and two computerized tasks to gauge …

Peer Pressure Affects Your Decisions And Purchases More Than You Think

We often think that we have far more control over our actions than we really do.<p>According to a new study, peer pressure has the power to weaken our resolve significantly, and even prompt us to buy things that we have no initial interest in purchasing. The study, by Pedro Gardete, an assistant …

Form Better Habits (and Make Them Stick) with a Weekly Habit Sprint

One of the problems most people face when creating new habits is that when things go wrong, the habit change falls apart. That's because every habit …

Psychology: 'An Owner’s Manual for Your Own Mind'

An interview with Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness<p>Over the last decade, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert has become a prominent voice in the public sphere. His 2006 book <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i>, translated in over 30 languages, became an international bestseller, triggering …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Finally, A Way To Harvest Hydroelectric Energy From Toilet Flushes

It's about time toilets start providing a useful function<p>The average American flushes 24 gallons of water down the toilet daily, while—don't get me wrong, toilets; we appreciate all of your hard work—maybe some of the energy used in a flush could be put to an additional use.<p>Here's one way: harvest …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

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Scientists Selectively Erase And Restore Memories

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of California, San Diego erased and then reactivated memories by stimulating neurons in …

Science Confirms Looking Angry Gets People To Do What You Want

If you’ve ever gotten the death glare from your parent, child or S.O., you already know the results of this new study to be true.<p>New research in the journal Psychological Science shows that people are more likely to give in to an unfair demand when they are presented with a threatening facial …

Mice really do like to run in wheels

Give a mouse a wheel, and he’ll be sure to run. Lots of scientific studies have depended on that behavior to test the effects of exercise on health. …

Richard III to be reburied in Leicester Cathedral

The remains of Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 to 1485, will be reburied in Leicester in 2015.<p>The ruler's remains were excavated from …

First pants worn by horse riders 3,000 years ago

Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these …

The Ultimate Animal Experience? Losing A Memory Quiz To A Chimp

Time to be embarrassed. You're about to be bested by a young chimpanzee in a memory test.<p>Many have tried to outperform Ayumu (that's the chimp's name), but when you see how easy it is for him, how matter-of-factly he gets things right, it's clear he's got a talent that's built in. It's not a talent …

Ask a Neuroscientist: What's it like to have Broca's or Wernicke's Aphasia?

Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

“We hate it because it is so foreign,” said Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University in Wisconsin.<p>You …

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The 'Designated Survivor' star opens up about her badass career and...<p>The 'Designated Survivor' star opens up about her badass career …

Color Psychology: Does It Affect How You Feel?

Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that …