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The meaning of life

By Ronald D. Ferguson, Republished from Nature JACEY Jack Rowe, Junior will be ten tomorrow. He watches his father scroll equations across the computer monitor. Jack Senior insists on saturating Junior with mathematical concepts like covariation and limits, and physical concepts

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The meaning of life

By Ronald D. Ferguson, Republished from Nature JACEY Jack Rowe, Junior will be ten tomorrow. He watches his father scroll equations across the computer monitor. Jack Senior insists on saturating Junior with mathematical concepts like covariation and limits, and physical concepts

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Important New Theory Explains Where Old Memories Go

Why some memories disappear, some remain, and others blend with fiction By Emilie Reas, Republished from the Scientific American The way things were.Image: iStock/ rmcguirk Think back to your first childhood beach vacation. Can you recall the color of your bathing suit,

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Important New Theory Explains Where Old Memories Go

Why some memories disappear, some remain, and others blend with fiction By Emilie Reas, Republished from the Scientific American The way things were.Image: iStock/ rmcguirk Think back to your first childhood beach vacation. Can you recall the color of your bathing suit,

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8 SUBCONSCIOUS MISTAKES OUR BRAINS MAKE EVERY DAY–AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

THE “SWIMMER’S BODY ILLUSION,” AND OTHER WAYS OUR BRAINS PLAY TRICKS ON US. BY: BELLE BETH COOPER, Republished from the Fast Company Get ready to have your mind blown. I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that

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8 SUBCONSCIOUS MISTAKES OUR BRAINS MAKE EVERY DAY–AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

THE “SWIMMER’S BODY ILLUSION,” AND OTHER WAYS OUR BRAINS PLAY TRICKS ON US. BY: BELLE BETH COOPER, Republished from the Fast Company Get ready to have your mind blown. I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that

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What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

by RAE ELLEN BICHELL, Republished from the NPR   Katherine Streeter for NPR At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your

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What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

by RAE ELLEN BICHELL, Republished from the NPR   Katherine Streeter for NPR At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your

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New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics

By Scott Barry Kaufman, Republished from the Scientific American   Brain training: yay or nay? It’s not so simple. Traversing the swamp of studies on cognitive training is bound to give even the boldest explorer a migraine. But don’t despair, I’m

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New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics

By Scott Barry Kaufman, Republished from the Scientific American   Brain training: yay or nay? It’s not so simple. Traversing the swamp of studies on cognitive training is bound to give even the boldest explorer a migraine. But don’t despair, I’m

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Sense and Superstition

By JANE L. RISEN and A. DAVID NUSSBAUM, Republished from the New York Times SUPERSTITIOUS people do all sorts of puzzling things. But it’s not just the superstitious who knock on wood. From time to time, we all rap our knuckles on a

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Sense and Superstition

By JANE L. RISEN and A. DAVID NUSSBAUM, Republished from the New York Times SUPERSTITIOUS people do all sorts of puzzling things. But it’s not just the superstitious who knock on wood. From time to time, we all rap our knuckles on a

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How Daydreaming Can Actually Make You Smarter

By Carolyn Gregoire, Republished from the Huffington Post Daydreaming gets a pretty bad rap. It’s often equated with laziness, and we tend to write off people with wandering minds as being absent-minded “space cadets” who can’t get their heads out of the

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How Daydreaming Can Actually Make You Smarter

By Carolyn Gregoire, Republished from the Huffington Post Daydreaming gets a pretty bad rap. It’s often equated with laziness, and we tend to write off people with wandering minds as being absent-minded “space cadets” who can’t get their heads out of the

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The Smarter We Are, the Dumber We Get About Facts

Why our fears don’t always match the facts Higher intelligence allows us to see (distort) the facts the way we want to. Republished from Psychology Today, by David Ropeik in How Risky Is It, Really? What a golden age these past few decades

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The Smarter We Are, the Dumber We Get About Facts

Why our fears don’t always match the facts Higher intelligence allows us to see (distort) the facts the way we want to. Republished from Psychology Today, by David Ropeik in How Risky Is It, Really? What a golden age these past few decades

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Reach for the stars

By Priya Chand, Republished from nature.com Impact factors.   JACEY The holes widen into craters while I sleep. The day is a blur — but that’s school. No one pays attention anyway. “No time for dinner,” I say, my toes

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Reach for the stars

By Priya Chand, Republished from nature.com Impact factors.   JACEY The holes widen into craters while I sleep. The day is a blur — but that’s school. No one pays attention anyway. “No time for dinner,” I say, my toes

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Scientists Locate Possible Location Of Imagination In The Human Brain

  Republished from redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Image Credit: Thinkstock.com While both philosophers and scientists have searched for ages for the biological source of the human imagination, the authors of a paper appearing in this

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Scientists Locate Possible Location Of Imagination In The Human Brain

  Republished from redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Image Credit: Thinkstock.com While both philosophers and scientists have searched for ages for the biological source of the human imagination, the authors of a paper appearing in this

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