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How To Tell If Your Stress Level Is Normal

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Do you handle your worries well, or do you let them spiral into something more? We all encounter bouts of stress now and then, but when it becomes ...

Research Suggests You Can Literally Die From A Broken Heart (NEW BOOK)

Posted 05.21.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception by Joseph T. Hallinan [Crown, $25.00]. For decades, research...

Word of the Year -- Science: Fact vs. Fiction

Frank Islam | Posted 03.08.2014 | Media
Frank Islam

It appears the choice of science was not driven by the increased importance we as a society are placing on the scientific method. Rather, it was caused by the intensifying struggle for supremacy between the forces for empiricism and evidence versus those for beliefs and opinions.

Gladwell and Goliath: When a Great Strength Becomes a Weakness

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Hasn't Malcolm Gladwell had a busy fortnight? His latest book shipped on the first of October. And the deluge of reviews washed out a flood of anti-Gladwell bile. He's an unusually polarising author, Gladwell. And it looks like some of the criticism has stung.

Best Nerd Road Trips

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel

Need to get in touch with your inner science nerd? In this month's issue of Popular Science Magazine, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have...

Forsaking the Ivory Tower

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.11.2013 | Science
Seth Shostak

For the last hundred years, science has become a boutique activity, performed by high priests assumed to possess superior intellects and inferior social skills. But we can no longer afford to seclude science in an ivory tower.

Mythology and Science; Or, What Do We Want From Popular Science?

Gregory Schrempp | Posted 12.08.2012 | Science
Gregory Schrempp

Carl Sagan (Cosmos), citing the origin of everyday chemical elements in stars, concludes that "We are, in the most profound sense, children of the Cosmos." Obviously Sagan is not talking literally, but just as certainly he knows the power of anthropomorphic appeal.

Fleeing the Brain's Fear Center

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.10.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Over time, insights get simplified for non-scientists, and translated into the plain language of introductory textbooks. So it is with the amygdala, otherwise known as the brain's "fear center."

Popular Science Books Become Popular

Telegraph | Tom Chivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate, yet we still don't know what much of it is made of. If I had to guess, I'd say that most of it...

11 Ways The iPad Could Change Business (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy and Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now, you've heard the near-hysteric hype, the prognosticating and the inevitable backlash against Apple's latest bold new product, the iPad. But...

Guns, Germs, and Steel: A Popular History of Human Evolution That Actually Contributes to Understanding

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Remington

Popular nonfiction is a tricky beast. It's one thing for someone to write a memoir, or a long-form investigation that the journalist-author has person...

Apple's New Tablet? Been There, Done That

Bryan Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bryan Monroe

Sixteen years ago, Roger Fidler was at the top of the newspaper technology world. Sitting on his desk was a prototype of a thin electronic tablet that was poised to revolutionize the print media.

Mariah Power Windspire: A Low-Profile Wind Turbine

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Deemed the 'Best Of What's New In '08' by Popular Science Magazine, the innovative Mariah Power Winspire is sure to be the must-have wind turbine in 2...

New, Innovative Wind Turbines For Your Home

Treehugger | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though solar panels definitely hog the renewable energy stage when it comes to home installations, a number of new, innovative wind turbines have ente...