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      December 23, 2015Mind & Brain

      How to Stop Nightmares and Night Terrors

      This week on the Savvy Psychologist podcast, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen outlines 4 differences between nightmares and night terrors. Plus, tips on how to get rid of each so you can drift back to dreamland...
      November 8, 2017Mental Health

      5 Easy Ways to Help Your Anxious Child (and Your Anxious Self)

      Worry and anxiety can eat away at kids’ comfort and confidence, especially at stressful transition times like going back to school or to summer camp. Here are 5 helpful tips to ease the mind of an anxious child...
      November 1, 2017Fitness

      How to Build More Muscle with Less Protein

      Research suggests that higher protein meals can help you lose weight, slow aging, and speed recovery. But what if you don't want to—or can't—eat that much protein?
      February 27, 2009The Sciences

      Are octopuses smart?

      The mischievous mollusk that flooded a Santa Monica aquarium is not the first MENSA-worthy octopus
      May 25, 2016The Sciences

      How to Use Stars to Find Your Latitude

      Have you ever wondered how people figured out their latitude back in the days before the Internet? Did you know you can use the same math trick they used to pinpoint your latitude today?...
      November 1, 2016Cognition

      How We Make Sense of Time

      Long, short, forward and back: Our concepts of time—and how we process it in the brain—are based on our understanding of physical space, with some surprising cultural variations ...
      October 8, 2015Environment

      Ocean Heat Wave Bleaches World's Coral Reefs

      Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as "The Blob", scientists said on Thursday...
      May 1, 2016Cognition

      A Surprising Secret to Raising Smart Kids

      Hint: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life...
      September 1, 1984The Sciences

      The Amateur Scientist, September 1984

      Success in racquetball is enhanced by knowing the physics of the collision of ball with wall
      December 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      False Memories

      Sudden recall of forgotten childhood abuse has sent people to prison. But Elizabeth Loftus says psychologists may be planting these events in patients' heads
      January 1, 2014Mind & Brain

      Highlights from Neuroscience 2013

      The massive annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience brought together tens of thousands of researchers exploring the workings of mind and brain
      April 27, 2010Space & Physics

      Long-Lost Lunar Soviet Laser Reflector Found

      A still-useful laser reflector, Lunokhod 1, left on the moon in 1970 and missing since 1971 has finally been spotted by researchers at the U.C. San Diego, working with NASA images. Cynthia Graber reports...
      March 1, 2011The Sciences

      Spaces and Places

      Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March 2011 issue of Scientific American
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