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The One Thing That's Preventing Your Growth

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

5 Women Who Should Have Won the Nobel Prize

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Anna Leahy

It's Nobel Prize season! The three big science categories -- physiology or medicine, physics, and chemistry--were just announced on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Of the eight science winners, how many are women? Zero!

Minty? Lemony? Human Nose Can Smell 10 Types Of Odors, Scientists Say

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science

From fruity to minty to popcorn-y, all smells can be classified as one of 10 types of aroma, scientists say. Taste, vision and hearing can be quanti...

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number of women: zero.

I Sing The Body Hypoxic

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
John Berardi, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOf course, you may never want to make your body bigger, smaller, and then bigger again. You may never want to hold your breath for 17 minutes. And you may never want to run through a forest fire.

Rat Study Points To Surprising Cause Of Laziness

Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 04/09/2013 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience New research might help explain why some people have trouble getting off ...

Crazy Checkerboard Reveals Booze's Strange Effect On Brain

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/19/2013 10:05 AM EDT Anyone who's failed a sobriety test will tell you that making coordina...

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 4: Polar Bears in the Sahara

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have a natural environment. And a world of fast-food drive-through restaurants, fax machines, escalators and email is not it. The nutritional environment we live in is toxic to us. The effects of that toxicity are rampant chronic disease and epidemic obesity.

'Useless' Organ May Have Function After All, Researchers Say

| Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

By Colin Barras The appendix may not be useless after all. The worm-shaped structure found near the junction of the small and large intestines evol...

Weird Reptile Doesn't Pee The Usual Way, Scientists Say

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/11/2012 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience Soft-shelled turtles from China can essentially expel ...

Faster Athletes, Slower Spectators and the Olympic Marathon

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.20.2012 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

The finishing time for the first Olympic marathon was 2 hours 58 minutes and 50 seconds. The medalists in the men's race next week will likely cross the line at close to two hours, and women will not be too far behind.

WATCH: Can You Tell Which Of These Smiles Is Fake?

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain," William Shakespeare, Hamlet Hamlet may have been able to see through a fake smile, but it's hard for...

Living in a Toxic Environment

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

It is smart to avoid toxins, but no one cannot live on this planet in modern times and totally avoid them. Fortunately, the body has taken this into account.

Team Of Scientists Go To Great Heights For Research

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A team of American scientists and researchers flew to the Mount Everest region on Friday to set up a laboratory at the base of the ...

Could Newly Identified Hormone Become 'Exercise Pill?'

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) Hormones aren’t just for sex—they help control everything from the times when we fee...

"Have a Knife Day"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have done some incredibly stupid things in my life, which is why I am not considered the sharpest knife in the drawer. And I proved it recently when I was a target for a knife thrower.

We May Be Born With An Urge to Help

The New York Times | Nicholas Wade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Biologists are forming a better view of humankind than the traditional opinions of it as warlike and selfish....

Why We Vote For The Happiest Cavemen

Rick Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Foster

Our attraction to certain personal characteristics is integral to how we evolved as humans. How do we leap from prehistoric clan success to modern day presidential politics?