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The brain link between coffee and cannabis

Coffee is a complex substance and — as a new study finds — its metabolic interactions are equally complex. Surprisingly, coffee influences the same …

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Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that women with high cardiovascular fitness, or high stamina, had an …


Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …


Men with more prefrontal brain activity are also more committed to staying faithful in their relationship

New research has found evidence of a link between a brain region associated with executive control and men’s commitment to their relationship.<p>“How we …

Will Power

10 Things You Should Know About Social Psychology

Social psychology is a fascinating topic that has yielded a great deal of research on how people behave in groups. In many cases, the results of …


Lisa Feldman Barrett: You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them

Can you look at someone's face and know what they're feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Sleep: The Antidote for Fear

It’s no secret that a good night’s rest has many benefits. Now, a team of researchers at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at …


A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Quantum Mechanics

10 Buddhist Books Everyone Should Read

10 Buddhist books everyone should read, as selected by the editors of <i>Lion’s Roar</i>.<p><i>After the Ecstasy, the Laundry</i><br>by Jack Kornfield <i><br>(Bantam, …


A Neuroscientist Explains What Cutting Carbs Can Do to Your Brain

With each passing month, certain foods and fad diets come in and out of favor. One food that's been on the "bad" list for a while is bread—more …


Obama said to be in talks with Netflix to produce shows

Former US President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global …

Michelle Obama

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Energy

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Serotonin Promotes Perseverance, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study reports serotonin enhances our desire to persist at a task.Source: Champalinmaud Center for the Unknown.What happens when …


How to grow microgreens at home

Starting these mini versions of vegetables and herbs is simple.<p>If you enjoy indoor gardening and want living proof that good things truly do come in …


Buddhist Leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche On Sprituality and Raising Daughters

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche stops by the Fatherly Podcast to talk about bicultural identity, mindfulness, and whether gurus go grocery shopping.<p>By<p>Mar 07 …


Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, study says

Experts remain split over whether it is worth taking supplements<p>Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, new research suggests, although experts are split over whether individuals should start taking supplements.<p>The vitamin plays an important role in the body, including in bone health and …


The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …


Google moves toward quantum supremacy with 72-qubit computer

<b>LOS ANGELES</b> — Quantum computers are bulking up.<p>Researchers from Google are testing a quantum computer with 72 quantum bits, or qubits, scientists …

Quantum Computing

Why The Human Brain Loves To Be Lied To

Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.<p>In theory, …

The Brain

A Bright Red Flag for Democracy

Survivors of the Parkland massacre are getting a crash course in civics, and learning that corporations are more responsive to customer concerns than lawmakers are to their constituents.<p>A week after the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, some of the high …

George Soros

The future of NZ housing is prefabs, and 180,000 'tiny' homes

SOURCE: XLAM<p>It took just five days for assemblers to put up this prefabricated house in Sydney using factory made cross laminated timber panels from …


I hear you, but your home is still a lousy investment

After divorce left her homeless, Barbara Gorman never imagined she could be a homeowner on her own. See how Habitat for Humanity made it possible through their new "Tiny House" design. VPC<p>Don’t let rainy days cloud your feelings! Instead, here's how to start a rainy day fund. USA TODAY

Home Ownership

Letting Kids Taste Alcohol May Lead to Drinking Problems in Late Adolescence

Researchers report allowing children to taste alcohol may lead to an increased risk of developing drinking problems during late adolescence.


5 Reasons Why Being Kind Is Great For Your Brain, According to a Psychologist

Being good is good for you.<p>Everybody can appreciate acts of kindness. But when it comes to explaining why we do them, people often take one of two …


There Could Be a Link Between Antibiotics And The Crazy Rise in Allergies

The research is in.<p>Scientists have warned for decades that the overuse of antibiotics leads to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, making it …


People Given Basic Income Are Likely to Keep Working, Says Study

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The Woman Who Looked at Faces And Saw Dragons

Instead of human faces, she saw reptiles.<p>In July 2011, a woman presented at a psychiatric clinic in the Netherlands reporting something truly …


These 11 Psychological Traits Reveal Striking Differences Between Conservatives And Liberals

And they can probably help us understand each other better.<p>Politically, Americans are more divided than ever.<p>When it comes to issues of race, …


Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …


Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

Silicon Valley is keen to exploit the brain chemical credited with keeping us tapping on apps and social media<p>In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to unite us, but to distract …