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Five Reasons Why Being Kind Makes You Feel Good – According to Science

Five Reasons Why Being Kind Makes You Feel Good – According to Science

Everybody can appreciate acts of kindness. But when it comes to explaining why we do them, people often take one of two extreme positions.

Children Are the UN’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against Climate Change

Children Are the UN’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against Climate Change

John Olson, a science specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, had the opportunity to be a credentialed observer at the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. This is what he saw.

Confabulation: Why Telling Ourselves Stories Makes Us Feel Ok

Confabulation: Why Telling Ourselves Stories Makes Us Feel Ok

When we confabulate, we tell a story that is fictional, while believing that it is a true story.

What the Evolution of Jealousy Tells Us About Online Infidelity

What the Evolution of Jealousy Tells Us About Online Infidelity

Nearly one in four people caught cheating were exposed through Facebook, a recent UK study found.

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's 1946 work 'Man’s Search for Meaning' is considered one of the most influential books of all time. It may also hold a key to happiness and success.

The Persistence of Memory and #MeToo

The Persistence of Memory and #MeToo

How reliable are decades-old memories?

7 Jobs That Robots Will Soon Take Over

7 Jobs That Robots Will Soon Take Over

Will your job be one of those that soon disappears?

Five Ingenious Ways Snakes Manipulate Their Bodies to Hunt and Survive

Five Ingenious Ways Snakes Manipulate Their Bodies to Hunt and Survive

Do a quick search for “snakes” in the news and you’ll find people terrified, bitten or, sadly, killed by these creatures.

Climate Scientist Launches GoFundMe Page in Response to University’s Gag Order

Climate Scientist Launches GoFundMe Page in Response to University’s Gag Order

James Cook University professor Peter Ridd was censured and gagged after publicly expressing concerns about the vetting process of scientific research.

Religion Isn’t the Enemy of Science: It’s Been Inspiring Scientists for Centuries

Religion Isn’t the Enemy of Science: It’s Been Inspiring Scientists for Centuries

The actual entanglements of religious tradition and the development of science are far more interesting than the superficial conflict common today – and far more important.

Understanding Why Some Female Teachers Have Sex With Students

Understanding Why Some Female Teachers Have Sex With Students

Generally women involved in teacher-pupil sexual abuse cases do not fit the mould of what many consider a “predatory paedophile.”

Massive Study Finds Link Between High Screen Time and Unhappiness

Massive Study Finds Link Between High Screen Time and Unhappiness

Research published in the journal "Emotion" shows how changes in how we're spending our free time coincided with a drop in the happiness of a million students surveyed.

A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers in Their Early Stages

A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers in Their Early Stages

The test has been shown to reliably detect early stage and curable cancers. It has also been found to rarely be positive in people who don’t have cancer.

What the World’s Religious Population Will Look Like in 2060

What the World’s Religious Population Will Look Like in 2060

Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035, according to new projections.

Sex and Marriage: 6 Statistics That Might Surprise You
How Collective Narcissism Fuels Political and Social Discord

How Collective Narcissism Fuels Political and Social Discord

Collective narcissists are not simply content to be members of a valuable group, a psychologist explains. 

How Online Dating is Saving Marriage (and Making Society Less Segregated)

How Online Dating is Saving Marriage (and Making Society Less Segregated)

Nearly one third of modern marriages in the US now begin online - but that's not the whole story.

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The future in a representative capitalist democracy has never shown any inclination to permanency, but the volume and velocity of change approaching our species in the current age may be unprecedented.

Avoiding Gluten isn’t Healthy if you don’t Have Coeliac Disease

Avoiding Gluten isn’t Healthy if you don’t Have Coeliac Disease

Given gluten-free foods cost around 17% more, perhaps it’s time to reconsider a strict gluten-free diet.

‘Man-Flu’: It's real?

‘Man-Flu’: It's real?

A Canadian doctor argues that the flu may hit men worse than women. 

A Little Dusting of Snow on My Hometown

A Little Dusting of Snow on My Hometown

5 feet of snow is keeping families together like nothing else does these days!

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy.

Cheating Linked to Unfaithful Parents, Study Finds

Cheating Linked to Unfaithful Parents, Study Finds

New research suggests parents may hold the key to fidelity.

Stop Boycotting SeaWorld if Conservation is Important to You

Stop Boycotting SeaWorld if Conservation is Important to You

Perhaps it is time to reevaluate your conservation goals, and revisit SeaWorld.

The Reason Evangelicals Are Okay Voting For Roy Moore

The Reason Evangelicals Are Okay Voting For Roy Moore

An awareness that pragmatism, not hypocrisy, runs both left and right should open an avenue for productive conversation among Americans across the spectrum.

Gay Men Now Earn More Than Straight Men, Study Finds

Gay Men Now Earn More Than Straight Men, Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that gay men make considerably more than straight men, on average.

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

An identity is not biological, it is psychological, a pediatrician writes.

Why Euphemisms Are Ubiquitous in Politics

Why Euphemisms Are Ubiquitous in Politics

Euphemisms build walls around political tribes and inhibit actual communication. 

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