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      June 10, 2011The Sciences

      The Bezos Scholars Program at the World Science Festival

      The World Science Festival is a place where one goes to see the giants of science, many of whom are household names (at least in scientifically inclined households) like E.
      February 27, 2012Mind & Brain

      The Age of Connectome: Q&A with Sebastian Seung

      In 1949, a Canadian psychologist named Donald Hebb penned the following revolutionary words in his pioneering work, The Organization of Behavior : "Let us assume that the persistence or repetition of a reverberatory activity (or 'trace') tends to induce lasting cellular changes that add to its stability.....
      February 14, 2015Mind & Brain

      How To Make The Most Of Your Valentine’s Day!

      Whether you’re single or partnered up this Valentine’s Day, psychology has all sorts of tips for you on how to find your next great love or improve your existing relationship with the one you’ve got...
      June 23, 2013But Not Simpler

      Nerds and Words: Week 25

      I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
      May 18, 2010Mind & Brain

      Fact or Fiction: Fathers Can Get Postpartum Depression

      Mothers are at higher risk for depression during and after pregnancy--and many continue to have depressive symptoms even as children grow up. But are fathers, whose bodies do not go through all of the same biological changes, also at risk for prenatal and postpartum depression?...
      September 1, 2016Cognition

      Learning When No One Is Watching

      We gain most of our knowledge without any instruction. Now science is unraveling how our brain pulls off this everyday miracle
      May 9, 2015Cocktail Party Physics

      Physics Week in Review: May 9, 2015

      It’s back, baby! The Large Hadron Collider sees its first low-energy collisions after restarting. A government laboratory found a way to listen to recordings on fragile wax cylinders inside dolls made by Thomas Edison in 1890...
      March 1, 2012Health

      Search for Faster, Better Antidepressants Makes Progress

      Existing antidepressants leave a lot to be desired. They can take weeks to start working, and they fail many people. Researchers are scouting for better options
      July 29, 2010

      How Can You Control Your Dreams?

      The ability to manipulate our dream worlds goes beyond the science fiction plot of the movie Inception. A dream expert from Harvard University explains how it works
      July 29, 2011Technology

      Blogs: face the conversation

      The 20th century was highly unusual when it comes to the media and to the way people receive and exchange information. Telephone, telegraph, telegram, telex and telefax changed the way we communicated with each other...
      July 23, 2014Mind & Brain

      Why Do High Heels Make Women Seem More Attractive?

      On a trip to Italy a few years ago, my partner and I peered into the faraway distance at that famously angled phallus that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, when suddenly we became aware of a small scene unfolding before us...
      February 1, 1983The Sciences

      Metamagical Themas, February 1983

      The pleasures of Lisp: the chosen language of artificial intelligence
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