Cognition

A Guide to Some of the Biggest Names in Genetics

Pioneers of Genetics is a handy guide to some of the biggest and most important names in the history of genetics. Their imaginations, perseverance, …

Molecular Biology

Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …

Science

Your Brain Might Be Distorting Reality

Some researchers are finding that the things you do could change what your brain sees–but not everyone is convinced.<p>We usually believe that what we see is a true representation of what’s there. The basic model of vision is that the eyes receive sensory information, the brain processes it, and then …

Psychology

Chickens Are Not Dumb Clucks after All

Difficult as it obviously is to know what, if anything, is on an animal’s mind, scientists have been piecing together evidence of surprising …

Psychology

When it comes to sleep gadgets, the ideas are moving faster than the research

Perhaps we should try to go to bed at the same time each night<p>This is the second year that CES has had a section dedicated to sleep tech and the gadgets that promise to make everything right with the world if you just get enough sleep. Sleep trackers, “three-in-one” kits, and a variety of headsets …

Psychology

Add purpose to your travels by making pilgrimages

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Upon turning 60 recently, I came to the realization that other than family, work and …

Psychology

This Is How Social Media Could Turn You Into Socially Anxious People

Fingers flying, incessant texting, phones held to ear as secondary appendages gives the illusion we are well connected. We are chattering and …

Cognitive Science

Review: The Tangled Web We Weave

Donald Trump’s press secretary is every one of us. When the president needs a positive spin on his policies and antics, he has a designated representative face the media. Similarly, inside each of us is a voice that helps justify our actions and rationalize our decisions. What we hear in our head …

Opinion

A pioneer in biotechnology

Who was Har Gobind Khorana?<p>Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana’s contributions to biology are of contemporary relevance for some of the most exciting …

Molecular Biology

Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them …

Psychology

4 Rituals From Ancient Wisdom That Will Make You More Confident

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Arianna Huffington

Scientists could one day make humans immortal

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward …

Lifestyle

Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Source: Jon Ly/Unsplash<p>Minds can be frustrating. Sometimes we have distracting or destructive thoughts when we’d like nothing more than to flip a …

Psychology

I Was A Meditation Skeptic …. Until I Tried To Make My Case

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and</i> …

Science

Poise Is Everything... Surfing Uncertainty

Interview by Richard Marshall<p>Andy Clark is currently professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research centers on artificial …

Psychology

Know more about the best therapy to relive your stress.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) The term stress is becoming very popular amongst people these days especially for those who are into service and target oriented …

African-American News

How Data Analytics Helps Mental Health Issues | Articles | Big Data

When humans first started writing some 5,000 years ago, few could have imagined quite how banal it could get. Over the last twenty years though, the …

Psychology

This Theologian Has An Answer To Claims That Evil Disproves God

Many atheists today argue that the existence of suffering is powerful evidence against the all-good, all-powerful God of Christianity. Many …

Conservative View

Towards a genomics revolution

In 1865, Gregor Mendel discovered the two laws of inheritance that are now named after him. Almost 90 years later in 1953, the work of James Watson, …

Molecular Biology

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

Books

The Problem with the New Season of Black Mirror

by Charles Mudede Netflix<br>The new <i>Black Mirror</i> (season four), which was released on Netflix a few days ago (December 29), and has the second movement …

Filmmaking

Why it’s so unhelpful to talk about the male or female brain – Emily Willingham

How many times did I say it – to myself, out loud alone or out loud to others, throughout my childhood? ‘I wish I were a boy.’<p>The words were mine, a …

Philosophy

What is DNA and How does it Work?

<b>Genetics FAQ and Human Genetics FAQ</b><p>New to the topic of DNA and genetics? Start here with these two FAQs, and learn some basic and fascinating facts …

Psychology

11 Brilliant Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

Things To Do<p>Forget the strain of 2017, we're starting the new year with a fresh, positive state of mind<p>The start of the year is typically a time for …

Psychology

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

Psychology

The Thinker Who Believed in Doing

On a late September morning in 1891, William James walked reluctantly to his class in Harvard College’s Sever Hall. Characteristically dressed in a …

Long-form Journalism

Why Women End Up Doing More Than Half

<i>This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, click here.</i><p>I’ve noticed a trend amongst my friends and family. Every member of every …

Psychology

Your eyes may be key to healing your mind

Psychologists use eye movement to treat stress and other disorders.<p>Over the years, there’s been no shortage of interesting alternatives to typical …

Psychology

What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is psychological therapy that is designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression, specifically in …

Psychology

The most common password is “123456”—but not (entirely) because humans are dumb

Number 16 is “starwars.” Number 71 is “killer.” Number 72, as if in response to killer, is just “aaaaaa.” And half of the top 10 include “12345.”<p>If you haven’t caught on, these are just a few selections from the top 100 commonly used passwords (pdf), a complete list of which has been making the …

Big Ideas