Humanity

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

6 science-backed ways to become smarter

1/<p>Exercising often will give your brain a boost.<p>HBO<p>Your workout affects more than just your cardiovascular health, muscles, and mood.<p>"Exercise …

The Brain

There's a Yellowstone Region Called The 'Zone of Death' Because of a Creepy Legal Loophole

How to get away with murder.<p>You probably know that, for the most part, Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming. But there's a small sliver of …

National Parks

Oh No, Now People Want to Drink The Juice From Inside That Mysterious Black Sarcophagus

Please don't. Please, please don't.<p>After days of intense and viral speculation, archaeologists in Egypt this week finally opened up that mysterious, …

Archaeology

A New Study Suggests That Neanderthals Were Adept At Creating Fires With Their Stone Tools

New research shows that Neanderthals may have been fully capable of producing fires by using their hand axes and pyrite.<p>As it turns out, a new study …

Anthropology

Jesus' Alleged Burial Shroud Stained With His Blood Confirmed Fake By Scientists

Shroud of Turin shown to be fake, Ötzi the Iceman's last meal reconstructed, medieval warrior with knife for a hand unearthed.<p>Jesus’ Alleged Burial …

Archaeology

Bo Burnham Wishes ‘Eighth Grade’ Didn’t Have to Be Rated R

It’s not lost on Bo Burnham that, technically, middle schoolers aren’t able to see “Eighth Grade,” his coming-of-age drama that captures what it’s …

Celebrity (UK)

Curious Questions: Why aren’t there any measures for smell and taste?

Modern humans meticulously measure everything from the widths of atoms to primary school exam results, but have no equivalent for two of our most …

Lifestyle (UK)

Must Men Fight?

Dr. Malcolm Sharp of the University of Chicago School of Law moderates a discussion of whether human beings are inherently violent and what might be done to curb violence and prevent the annihilation of the human race. Dr. Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist and psychologist of the American …

University of Chicago

Do-gooders are more hated at workplace: Study

Toronto, July 21 (IANS) Are you highly cooperative and generous at your workplaceIJ Well, it does not pay to be a do-gooder always. In a competitive …

Anthropology

This Professor Is Teaching Math Through Knitting. Here's Why It's So Important

No calculators allowed.<p>One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought …

Mathematics

Why Do We Scratch Our Heads When We're Thinking?

If you've ever had the distinct pleasure of sourcing stock photos for any reason, you've likely come across a whole lot of laughing women eating …

Anthropology

Yuwipi: A Postcolonial Approach to Lakota Ritual Specialization and Religious Revitalization

AbstractThe origin, history, and classification of the Lakota Yuwipi tradition continue to challenge Western religious and scientific frameworks and …

Philosophy

You Are Invited: "Happy Birthday, Nam June Paik"

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to introduce myself as SAAM’s new curator of time-based media, and invite you to join me at the museum this …

Anthropology

A Neuroscientist Explains Why We Can't Stop Watching Pimple Popping Videos

So satisfying, so gross.<p><i>Warning: This story contains graphic — if not disgusting, yet fascinating — videos and physical descriptions of the act of</i> …

Skin Care

The rescued Thai boys are considering becoming monks — here’s why

<b>Thai rescuers prepare to enter the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP/Sakchai Lalit)</b><p>In the wake of the rescue efforts, the act is not surprising<p>Andrew Alan Johnson<p>July 21, 2018 …

Buddhism

Relive your middle school experiences with Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade will remind you of the highs and lows of middle school through the eyes of dynamic new discovery, Elsie Fisher.<p>Hollywood treats the …

Middle School

Human bones found near Lafayette might date to early settlement

Mysterious human remains discovered in April during construction on private property near the eastern fringes of Lafayette have prompted a …

Boulder

Two Views on the Human Rights Framework in Peril

In the Boston Review, anthropologist Mark Goodale reviews two recent books that take opposite positions on the value of the human rights paradigm …

Rights & Freedoms

Can simple phrasing reverse gender bias?

This week in Uncommon Knowledge: gender bias, upward mobility, and teasing trivia.

Psychology

This Lake Tells the Story of Ecuador’s Decimated Indigenous Quijo Civilization

It’s easy enough to imagine why 19th-century botanist William Jameson believed the dense forests of Ecuador’s Quijos Valley had to be devoid of human …

Anthropology

Long-term use of cannabis impairs memory, conclude researchers

Long-term use of cannabis or medication derived from the drug impairs memory, conclude researchers<p><b>Trials on mice showed those exposed to cannabinoids</b> …

Cannabis

Hominin occupation of the Chinese Loess Plateau since about 2.1 million years ago | Nature Research Ecology & Evolution Community

Link to our paper in Nature: go.nature.com/2LmYibM<p>The Chinese Loess Plateau covers an area larger than the British Isles, and is basically an …

Earth Science

Cocaine enhances prospective memory performance

Cocaine enhances prospective memory performance, while cannabis tends to impair prospective memory, according to new research published in the <i>Journal</i> …

Neuroscience

Researchers Say Good Thoughts in the Morning Mean Better Memory During the Day | Inc.com

Starting your day off right has always sounded like a nice idea, but now a new study indicates that "waking up on the wrong side of the bed" is more real than ever.<p>According to researchers at Penn State, if you wake up feeling as if your day will be negative and full of problems, then your memory …

Money

Danes spend two-thirds of their work week doing nothing – here’s why

Pexels<p><b>Danes spend on average 22 hours of their work week on non-value adding work.</b><p><b>This according to philosopher Anders Fogh Jensen and anthropologist Dennis Nørmark, authors of "Pseudo work: How we got busy doing nothing".</b><p><b>“Pseudo work” is the consequence of an industrial society as it requires</b> …

Work-life Balance

Play games with your kids this summer to boost their brains

Research shows that playing games can enhance our personal, social and emotional well-being, as well as our mental acuity.<p>A study conducted at …

The Brain

Ohio State Has Had an Easy Time of It at Home As of Late, and That Could Hurt Attendance

When I was a student at Ohio State, the time spent in the wee hours of an April morning, waiting for the ticket buying window to open was one of my …

College Sports

These Ingenious Charts Brought the Cosmos to 1800s Schoolchildren

FOR 19TH-CENTURY SCHOOLCHILDREN, this colorful star chart would have brought astronomy brilliantly to life. Through vivid images, hidden flaps and …

Victorian Era