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Brain Biases Prevent Action on Climate Change … But Can Help, Too

Climate change is one of the biggest and toughest problems facing human society. Unless the rise in average global temperates is stopped soon — within a decade or two, not centuries — we will see an…

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Healing Your Belly Could Also Heal Your Brain

There are many things that affect our mental health, from work-related stress to past traumas to whether or not we meditate each day. The one factor that often gets overlooked is our belly, or more specifically,…

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One Strange Rock Documentary Offers Much Wonder and a Little Bit of Strange

When it comes to creating documentaries about the grandeur of the Earth, “strange” is a difficult bar to reach. Thanks to dozens of amazing shows that have come before, and the pervasive popularity of small screen…

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Black Holes and the Arrow of Time

In our everyday life, time flows in one direction—forward. When you put a frozen pizza in the hot oven, the pizza heats up. When you hit a baseball, it flies over the wall (if you’re having…

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The Neurobiology of Love

For anyone who has watched a friend fall in love, Nietzsche’s words from Thus Spoke Zarathustra might ring true: “There is always some madness in love. But there is always, also, some method in madness.” This…

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The World Beneath Your Feet Is Teeming With Life

Beneath your feet lies an enormous subterranean biosphere of bacteria and other forms of life, surviving in spite of the absence of light, limited nutrients, extreme pressure and intense heat. The organisms that live beneath the…

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Modern Physics is Stagnating, Not in Crisis

Over the past century, the total number of physicists has grown exponentially, as has the number of papers published. In spite of all that “progress,” modern physics is stagnating, writes physicist and science writer Sabine Hossenfelder…

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Sex Chromosomes Aren’t the Whole Story

by Shawn Radcliffe For almost 100 years, children have been taught in school that the anatomical sex of a baby is determined by the X and Y chromosomes, also known as the sex chromosomes — XY…

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