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Does Religion Make Us Worse People?

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There's a well-known phenomenon in churches where young families, many of whom have not been involved in organized religion since before college, retu...

What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science

Play and fun, though seemingly purposeless, are fundamental aspects of the human experience. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that we're wired for ...

Andy Campbell

Maybe There's A Ghost Behind You, Or Maybe Your Brain Is Just Lying To You | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weird News

There's a scientific reason why you may feel the presence of ghosts. A lot of us have had the sense that there's someone behind us, and yet when we...

Scientists Agog Over First 'Female Penis' Ever Observed

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

This is a female insect -- and scientists say that is her "penis." That's right. Scientists say they've discovered four species of Brazilian ca...

Gluttony Reseachers Turn Rats Into M&M Eating Machines

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/20/2012 12:22 PM EDT on LiveScience A part of the brain usually associated with move...

Coconut-Carrying Octopus: First Evidence Of Tool Use In Invertebrate, Researcher 'Gobsmacked' (VIDEO)

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AP-- SYDNEY — Australian scientists have discovered an octopus in Indonesia that collects coconut shells for shelter – unusually sophistic...