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Dating & Mating: Why 'Good Girls' Find Love - and Bad Girls Don't

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

"My place for a drink?" Ella asked Chris, knowing full well she wanted more than wine to top off three hours of steak and stimulating conversation. ...

The 5 Most Dangerous Myths About Narcissism (Part 1)

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

So here are the first three of what, in my experience, are the top five myths that create the most confusion and grief.

From Cannoli in South Philly to Brain Mapping in Geneva

Kevin S. Weiner | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science
Kevin S. Weiner

As a scientific conference approaches, I always think back to my first science fair: I stood next to my homemade presentation of graphs and tables glu...

How To Get Reality Back On Track

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Menas Kafatos, PhD Reality, that most important concept about everything that exists, has gotten out of kilter, and yet v...

From the Ugliest Color to Significant Others: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.25.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

THE SINGAPORE RESEARCH STORY

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.25.2016 | Science
Don C. Reed

THE SINGAPORE RESEARCH STORY: edited by Hang Chang Chieh, Low Teck Seng, and Raj Thampuran; World Scientific Publishing, Inc. 2016 Reviewed by Don C....

Calling Off The Search For God

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rea Nolan Martin

By most accounts, the search for God is an ancient, oil-slicked highway rutted with potholes, interrupted by long tunnels that lead mostly to more lon...

The Age Of Transhumanism Needs The European Union to Succeed

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Science will do better with a unified Europe Scientific innovation doesn't just happen on its own. It takes stable economies, free societies, and ope...

Why You Shouldn't Drink Coffee First Thing In The Morning

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Perhaps you should think twice before brewing your morning cup of joe right after you wake up. Why? First of all, you're dehydrated. While you're sle...

Guns, Butter, and The Burden of Proof

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In all of biomedicine, spanning clinical care, medical research, and public health practice, we subscribe to the "precautionary principle." Basically,...

The Inconsistencies Of Memory

Nina Wang | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Nina Wang

"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." -- Marcel Proust Proust's In Search of Lost Time is perhaps t...

New Nancy Drew Mobile App Teaches Skills to Young Girls

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Kyriaki Chonacas

How invigorating to meet a humble brainiac, whose kind, compassionate, a feminist, in 2016 who's has pulled tote for almost two decades! Here's a message from the one and only Penny Milliken, CEO of HeR Interactive.

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

Could We Someday Predict Earthquakes?

Lab Notes | Posted 06.21.2016 | Science
Lab Notes

Earthquakes pose a vital yet puzzling set of research questions that have confounded scientists for decades, but new ways of looking at seismic information and innovative laboratory experiments are offering tantalizing clues to what triggers earthquakes -- and when.

From Laugh Tracks to Bat Bombs: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Do you ever need a good laugh? In the early days of TV, many shows were taped in front of a live audience. While the crowd made tapings more lively, the actors couldn't always predict when the audience would laugh... and when they wouldn't.

When Science Meets Creativity and Has Babies

Advertising Week | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Alex Van Gestel, CEO, Verbalisation As adland’s luminaries gather in Cannes, it’s a good time to reflect on the current state of creativity. ...

Of bears and biases: scientific judgment and the fate of Yellowstone's grizzlies

The Conversation US | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone...

Study Hopes To Figure Out What On Earth Your Cat Is Actually Feeling

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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How Deep Is It Really? A Visual Representation Of The Ocean's Depths

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Sarah Caroline Bell

We know it's deep, but it is hard to grasp the true depth of the ocean. This mystery makes it an appealing challenge for those who love exploring for...

Quiet Please...: Filmmaker Jeffrey Scott Gould's New Misophonia Documentary Is Plenty To Chew On

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing perception is a small component of the purpose of the film, but it's important because misophonia as a condition is not without scoffers and detractors even among friends and family. Jeff describes releasing the trailer and sharing it with the world as sort of a coming out.

Psychiatrists Should Take a More Active Role in Treating Pain

Nora Volkow | Posted 06.20.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

The recent opioid-prescribing guidelines from the CDC have renewed attention of health care providers to the epidemic of chronic pain, with which the ...

Blockchain - The Key To Powering Prosperity?

Don Tapscott | Posted 06.17.2016 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Prosperity first and foremost is about one's standard of living. To achieve it, people must have the means, tools, and opportunities to create material wealth and thrive economically. But for us it includes more.

Why The Best Entrepreneurs Get It Wrong in Small Doses

Harry Red | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Harry Red

I know, rejection hurts. Every time you show another person something you've created as an entrepreneur, you make yourself vulnerable. And when it turns out you've made something of little value, you will feel the pain of getting it wrong.

The Hidden World Of The Brain: The Role Of The Basal Ganglia Beyond Movement

Ekaterina Dobryakova | Posted 06.17.2016 | Science
Ekaterina Dobryakova

There's more to the BG than just movement. The 5 nuclei of the BG each have independent functional roles and are also interconnected with different areas of the cortex.

This Secretive Startup Is Revolutionizing Scientific Research

Jason Choi | Posted 06.15.2016 | Science
Jason Choi

His idea was simple but ambitious: to revolutionize the way basic science research is done by making it cheaper, faster and more accessible.