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      October 15, 2014Mental Health

      Is It Good or Bad to Zone Out, Space Out or Daydream?

      Whether you call it zoning out, spacing out or daydreaming, we spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds wander. This week, the Savvy Psychologist explains why mind wandering happens, when it’s good, when it’s bad—and how it might even lead to your own "Eureka!" moment...
      November 9, 2013Cocktail Party Physics

      Physics Week in Review: November 9, 2013

      This was the week we all turned our clocks back one hour, thereby disrupting our sleep/wake cycles. And here’s a post about how Ben Franklin, rudely awakened by dawn in Paris, dreamed up Daylight Savings Time...
      June 19, 2013Mind & Brain

      How to Become More Resilient

      I clearly remember the day in the ninth grade that a classmate accosted me in the hallway of my junior high to recruit me for the high school debate team.
      January 18, 2011Technology

      Monkey Think, Robot Do

      A demonstration of brain-connected interfaces shows the power of this technology to control robots and other machines using neural signals alone
      February 11, 2002The Sciences

      A Recycled Universe

      Crashing branes and cosmic acceleration may power an infinite cycle in which our universe is but a phase
      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      From Touch to Technology

      Managing Editor Claudia Wallis introduces the July/August 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND
      September 18, 2017Book

      Ask the Brains, Part 2: Answers to 62 Common Questions on the Mind

      From irrational phobias to a midlife crisis, we've all experienced moments of utter confusion about the nature of our own behavior, emotions or perception of reality. In this eBook, neurologists and other scientists share what they know about how the mind works, including some of these baffling psychological experiences...
      Ask the Brains, Part 2: 62 Answers to Common Questions on the MindAsk the Brains, Part 2: 62 Answers to Common Questions on the Mind
      June 28, 2014The Sciences

      Arctic creepy-crawlies part I: the ice worms

      Following my previous post on wildlife diseases, I’ve been in a fairly multicellular mood. Rather than try and turn my mind back to bacteria I decided to get it out of my system by finishing the month with a two part mini-series on creepy-crawlies that survive in some of the harshest conditions on earth; the [...]..
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