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What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

Dirty Words that Drive Her Wild

The CFG Blog: Sexy Insight from a Sexy Cosmo Editor<p>\n<p>For the June 2011 issue of Cosmo, I asked dudes to share the most crotch-tingling comments women had ever whispered, moaned, or screamed in the heat of the moment. Well, time to flip the script: Guys, you, too, have the power to make knees …

Mother Jones speaks: The only known voice recording of ‘the most dangerous woman in America’

In times like these, a voice like that of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones grows more and more needed with every passing day.<p>If you’ve never heard it …