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3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

Christian theology and Freud identify three types of ‘bad love’—and they’re pretty much everywhere in our culture.  

The Genetic Difference Between Early Risers and Late Sleepers
The Moment of Conception is Marked (Literally) by Fireworks. Just Watch

The Moment of Conception is Marked (Literally) by Fireworks. Just Watch

A burst of light marks the moment when human sperm meets an egg. 

Liberals Can Be Anti-Science Too

Liberals Can Be Anti-Science Too

The sacred cows just look different. 

4 Common Myths About the Human Brain

4 Common Myths About the Human Brain

The human brain is complex and often misunderstood. 

This is Why Crows Hold Funerals for Their Dead

This is Why Crows Hold Funerals for Their Dead

Did you know crows are wicked smart?

50-Year Study: Spanking Isn’t Effective

50-Year Study: Spanking Isn’t Effective

The U.S. has largely resisted the anti-spanking trend. Will that change?

Ancient Methods For Curing Depression

Ancient Methods For Curing Depression

Depression is a terrible beast, isn’t it?  

How Your New Devices Can Spy on Your Every Move

How Your New Devices Can Spy on Your Every Move

Our stuff can now surveil pretty much everything we do.

Are Men Just Better at Math and Science Than Women?

Are Men Just Better at Math and Science Than Women?

Two Harvard scientists debate the question.

Why Death Today Has No Meaning

Why Death Today Has No Meaning

According to Tolstoy, death no longer has meaning for civilized man.

'Alloparenting' Is Not a Replacement for the Traditional Family

'Alloparenting' Is Not a Replacement for the Traditional Family

Alloparenting consists in both extended family and non-related people, mostly female, being primary or regular caregivers for young children, especially infants.

Is Science Figuring Out How to REVERSE Death?

Is Science Figuring Out How to REVERSE Death?

CEO says clinical trials to begin that would reverse brain death.

Outer Space: Why Have We Heard Nothing?

Outer Space: Why Have We Heard Nothing?

The longer the silence goes on, the larger two questions loom. 

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

The questions are easy, but you’ll probably get all of them wrong. 

Why Don't People Change Their Minds? It's All About Survival

Why Don't People Change Their Minds? It's All About Survival

If the current political campaigns have revealed anything about Americans, it is that they loathe changing their minds.

Study: People Who Curse Have Better Vocabularies

Study: People Who Curse Have Better Vocabularies

Psychologists Kristin Jay and Timothy Jay presented research suggesting that people well-versed in curse words are more likely to

You Heard Me: We Need MORE 'Liberal Scientists'

You Heard Me: We Need MORE 'Liberal Scientists'

Responsible scientists shouldn't be so dogmatic.

The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

You can even take America’s most popular psychological profile test and find out what Star Wars character you are.  

Why You Should Spend More Money on Experiences Than Things

Why You Should Spend More Money on Experiences Than Things

Scientific research suggests money spent on experiences offers more long-term happiness. 

Has Porn Really Become a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

Has Porn Really Become a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

A sociologist says yes, but scientific research on the subject remains mixed.  

My Kids Don’t Eat Organic. Here’s Why

My Kids Don’t Eat Organic. Here’s Why

From the emails they get in their inbox to the contents of their cereal boxes, kids should grow up encouraged to ask questions and seek out reliable evidence.

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

That’s what a psychologist argued on Reddit. 

New Report: Evidence for Pre-K is Sketchy at Best

New Report: Evidence for Pre-K is Sketchy at Best

But there is ONE element which research shows makes a difference in the lives of young children.

Gay and Transgender Issues: Can You Actually Change People's Minds on Them?
A Psychological Explanation for Why Your Boss is a Moron

A Psychological Explanation for Why Your Boss is a Moron

A pair of Cornell researchers found that incompetent people cannot recognize their own incompetence.

How Did Ancient Humans Interpret Eclipses?

How Did Ancient Humans Interpret Eclipses?

On April 4, 2094 B.C. the world’s first recorded eclipse took place. And people freaked. 

Here's Why Robots Will Never Achieve Consciousness

Here's Why Robots Will Never Achieve Consciousness

Skynet will never become self-aware. 

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