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The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

An economist's chart reveals that the fight against global poverty is actually going really well. So why doesn't it feel that way?  

Why We Should Stop Referring to the Brain as a Computer

Why We Should Stop Referring to the Brain as a Computer

It's a metaphor that really doesn't work, a prominent scientist recently said. 

An Italian Surgeon Preps to Perform Head Transplants

An Italian Surgeon Preps to Perform Head Transplants

The surgeon has already performed a successful head transplant on a monkey in China. But ethical questions loom. 

We Warned the Japanese…

We Warned the Japanese…

Still, the bombings of Japan during World War II raise tough questions.

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

Aristotle probably would have said so. 

Report: GMO Food is Safe to Eat, But…

Report: GMO Food is Safe to Eat, But…

The National Academy of Sciences just released a report on a hot topic in America. 

5 Telltale Signs That You’re a Sapiosexual

5 Telltale Signs That You’re a Sapiosexual

Never underestimate the sex appeal of intelligence. 

Junk Science: When Buried Research Kills People

Junk Science: When Buried Research Kills People

On the bright side, we can safely eat red meat again.   

Positive Psychology and a Gospel of Happiness

Positive Psychology and a Gospel of Happiness

Unlike traditional psychology, positive psychology offers the kind of concrete, practical advice that is often missing from Christian moral theology.

The 5 Likeliest Reasons for an Airline Disaster

The 5 Likeliest Reasons for an Airline Disaster

A look at the five most common reasons for plane crashes and other airline disasters. 

Study: Mothers with More Kids Have One BIG Advantage

Study: Mothers with More Kids Have One BIG Advantage

It might seem counter-intuitive, but women who have more children tend to live longer, a recent study found. 

Is Transgenderism Social, Medical or Legal?

Is Transgenderism Social, Medical or Legal?

Logic sinks without a trace in a sea of assertions and theories.

Oxford Expert: 10% Chance Humans Extinct in a Century

Oxford Expert: 10% Chance Humans Extinct in a Century

Oxford researchers say there is a surprisingly high chance that humans get wiped out by a nuclear holocaust. Or volcanoes. Or an asteroid. Or crafty machines.  

A Beginner’s Guide to Sex Differences in the Brain

A Beginner’s Guide to Sex Differences in the Brain

Are there differences between men’s and women’s brains – or not?

A Brain Teaser on the Power of Context

A Brain Teaser on the Power of Context

People will generally get one question wrong, and one right. 

A (Seemingly) Simple Way to Feel Happier

A (Seemingly) Simple Way to Feel Happier

A new study undermines the idea that the road to happiness is found through focus on oneself.   

Did a 15-Year-Old Student Discover a Lost Mayan City?

Did a 15-Year-Old Student Discover a Lost Mayan City?

Scientists acknowledge that the student, who used a star map and Google Earth, discovered something large and man made. 

Study: Half of Your ‘Friends’ are not Your Friends

Study: Half of Your ‘Friends’ are not Your Friends

There seems to be a great deal of confusion on who classifies as a "friend." 

An Introduction to the Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

An Introduction to the Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Between the constellations Cygnus, the Swan, and Lyra, the harp, rests an invisible star.

20 Carl Jung Quotes That Will Make You Think

20 Carl Jung Quotes That Will Make You Think

His insights often lead to better self-understanding.  

Are Smartphones Afflicting us with Symptoms of ADHD?
Unhappy? It Might Be a Sign of Intelligence

Unhappy? It Might Be a Sign of Intelligence

The downside? It could be a sign of primitive (and cynical) thinking inherited from early homo sapiens. 

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

We make up to 35,000 decisions a day. Try to avoid these ways of thinking. 

Is Depression Even More Biological Than We Think?

Is Depression Even More Biological Than We Think?

People with overactive immune systems may be more predisposed than others, a new study found. 

Has Facebook Really Been Suppressing Conservatives?

Has Facebook Really Been Suppressing Conservatives?

‘Workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers,’ a former Facebook employee told Gizmodo. 

Scientists Finding Ways to Upload Knowledge to our Brains

Scientists Finding Ways to Upload Knowledge to our Brains

Subjects receive electric signals as they sleep, and results show they outperform the placebo group by a hefty margin.

How These Cute Creatures Confound Evolutionary Theory

How These Cute Creatures Confound Evolutionary Theory

Find out how the island fox might be changing our understanding of natural selection. 

5 Ways to Tell That Someone is Trying to Manipulate You

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