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Science Explains How Dogs Skillfully Read Human Emotions and Why It Matters

That guilty face means something else.<p>If you live with a dog, you just know when it’s happy or miserable, don’t you? Of course you do. Even the …

Siblings

Heads Up Stargazers! Two Comets Passing Close to Earth in September

Autumn stargazing is a tradition for many people. Nights get longer after the summer solstice and — when the humidity drops — the skies tend to clear …

Astronomy

When Is an Offense Impeachable? Look to the Framers for the Answer

WASHINGTON — There are more serious crimes than violating campaign finance laws. Some offenders face jail time, while others catch a break.<p>But the campaign finance violation President Trump’s former lawyer accused him of on Tuesday — arranging to pay hush money to influence an election — may …

Campaign Finance

Here are the winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy literature of 2017<p>The 2018 Hugo Awards were held last night at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California. The Hugo award is voted on by members of the fan community, and it’s considered the highest honor for science fiction and fantasy …

9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

New neuroimaging research helps explain why psychopaths lie effortlessly

A new study sheds light on the neural basis of dishonest behavior in psychopathic individuals. The new research has been published in Social …

What elephants' unique brain structures suggest about their mental abilities

Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many …

Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them.

The challenge for anti-racists looking for solutions in Trump’s America.<p>In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation.<p>The study, authored by David Broockman at Stanford University and Joshua Kalla at the University of California …

What's going on with Donald Trump? Psychologist explains the president’s lies, reversals

Trump's lies and reversals are not due to mental illness but because he reacts to people and situations in the moment, with no thought of future or past.<p>When I saw CNN’s Jake Tapper suddenly blurt out, “What the hell is going on?” in an online video the other day, I thought I’d better speak up.<p>Like …

Donald Trump

Thailand cave rescue: Boys recount moment they became trapped

<b>Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN) —</b> Members of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth soccer team and their coach have described their rescue from a flooded cave as a miracle, thanked the experts who saved them and discussed how the experience will affect the rest of their lives.<p>In their first public remarks since …

Thai Navy

A Maddening Season Finale for The Handmaid’s Tale

In its sophomore stretch, the Hulu show abandoned narrative logic and character development to keep its story constrained.<p><b>This article contains spoilers through the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale.</b><p>Watching the second season of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> over the last three months hasn’t been an …

Abraham Lincoln’s Warning

The 16th president of the United States knew what the 45th does not. The Declaration of Independence is at the core of our political inheritance.<p>An American can always benefit from rereading the Declaration of Independence. But I suspect that this Fourth of July is better spent with that document’s …

The Ignorant Do Not Have a Right to an Audience

On June 17, the political commentator Ann Coulter, appearing as a guest on Fox News, asserted that crying migrant children separated from their parents are “child actors.” Does this groundless claim deserve as much airtime as, for example, a historically informed argument from Ta-Nehisi Coates that …

Open-Mindedness

This Is What Your Addicted Brain Looks Like

The fine line between feeling good and developing a dependency.<p><i>This article is supported by the NSW Government, who want to help empower you to quit smoking. In this article, we look at how addiction affects your brain.</i><p>Even when we know that something—drugs, alcohol, smoking, checking our Instagram …

Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …

Trump faces what he's long avoided: being held to account

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has always acted as if all is fair in love and war, and that his life is never-ending combat. In this battle, he was always willing to do what others wouldn't -- stiff contractors, declare multiple bankruptcies, lie and distort -- in order to win. This disregard for decency is …

Donald Trump

'I’m nothing but compost’: Bill Murray on good friends, bad bosses and Harvey Weinstein

The last time I met Bill Murray things got rather physical rather quickly. It was the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party and I was about to leave, bloated with celebrity sightings and starting to suffer from indigestion. But as I walked out I saw a man arrive who made me turn around and go right back in.<p>…

With ‘There There,’ Tommy Orange Has Written a New Kind of American Epic

“There There,” Tommy Orange’s polyphonic debut novel, takes its title from Gertrude Stein’s cutting line about Oakland, Calif: “There is no there there.”<p>Mr. Orange, who grew up in Oakland and is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, uses that concave, twisty riddle as his novel’s recurring …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Trump Versus Law Enforcement: A Confrontation With No Precedent

WASHINGTON — At a White House meeting last winter, leaders of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department made an urgent appeal to John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, to side with them against Republicans in Congress who were pressing for information about the Russia investigation that would …

The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a hearing with EPA chief Scott Pruitt on a widespread contaminant in drinking water (all times local):<p>9:55 a.m.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on …

EPA

Brain inflammatory cascade controlled by gut-derived molecules

Metabolite molecules produced by the gut’s microbes activate immune cells in the brain called microglia, which signal to astrocyte cells to mediate …

We’re calling it: This Buddhist Monk is the next Marie Kondo

According to home guru Marie Kondo, organizing and tidying up sparks joy—and science backs her up on the life-improving benefits derived from …

Meditation

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Donald Trump’s Mommy Issues

He may not have bonded successfully with his mother and that made him the adult—and the politician—that he is.<p>Donald Trump is easily the most psychoanalyzed president of modern times. His decision-making style and behavior have been hotly debated by journalists, voters, politicians, world leaders …

Donald Trump

President Declares State of Emergency After White Tears Flood Correspondents’ Dinner

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<b>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is trying to find</b> …

What I learned from my fight to remove Confederate monuments | Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, on the removal of four Confederate monuments and what it means for the city’s future<p>Here I was, the mayor of New Orleans, in the midst of a building boom like no other, the city filled with million-dollar construction jobs, and I couldn’t find anyone in …

Trump Admin. Purging Civil Servants Suspected Of Disloyalty

A trove of e-mails obtained by House Democrats reveal efforts by top State Department officials — working hand in hand with the White House, outside …

'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent<p>Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How …