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Anxiety Increases with Online Health Searches

A study of so-called cyberchondriacs finds that those who are uncomfortable with uncertainty only feel worse the more they search online for health symptoms. Christie Nicholson reports

October 26, 2013

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity...

October 15, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

New Techniques Make Math Fun for All

With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians. The secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers

October 9, 2013 — John Mighton

AgeGuess

A citizen science project that lets you guess people's ages--without fear of offending them!

October 8, 2013

What Do Babies Really Know?

A new study finds a possible brain signature of consciousness in infants as young as five months

October 3, 2013 — Christof Koch
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