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Art could help medical science save your life

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing

What does the state of your bookshelf say about you?

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Books tear down the walls of what society assumed to be fixed, or at least, could largely be demolished only by political or economic policies. Books are revolutionary in themselves.

Behold, an emotional meter based on the air we breathe

Nov 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Scientists have been sniffing the trail of the science behind the smell of human emotions

Why blurting out the first thing that comes to your mind is not a virtue

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Your one and only life is worth the brainwork

Science has started mapping our feelings

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The human experience is a galaxy of feelings

Thought-shifting spaces

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?

The best learners: the forager and the Renaissance human

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We humans invented the disciplines so we can highlight various aspects of reality for a deeper understanding. It's time to unlearn the borders we made so we can see where the disciplines connect and where they diverge.

The lovely secrets of the 'signing' brain

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind

The risking brain

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We are wired to fear far more than we are to be reasonable. But are we all created to be equally fearful?

The air that dims our brains

Sep 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Air pollution is making us dumb and it will grow worse because we are urbanizing fast

How bitter becomes sweet: It's all in your head

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Food has taken on a flavor that is much more than the tastes it elicits

The 7-point science of why we forget our 'dark' past

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Ever heard of 'unethical amnesia'?

Entering the age of human upgrades

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It turns out that in medicine, one key to new resurrections can be found in jumpstarting faulty, old lives

The art and science of eating with total strangers

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is probably no wall that food cannot melt and break down

The power of color on perception

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Who we are and how we behave relies greatly on what we see

If you drew your own geography, what would it look like?

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How many places do we really hold constant in our hearts at any time in our lifetime?

We are losing these 'old friends'

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives

Part 2: What is your education worth?

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Life and all its bits are connected. Knowing how those connections could work for your life is key to nailing your purpose.

Sick body parts? Just grow new ones

May 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It makes so much sense to go back to the most basic organized unit of life – the cell – if we want to treat diseases

Music makes 'mornings' break in your brain

May 06, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Music is a powerful emotional glue. When played, it becomes entwined with your memories and a part of who you are.

The problem with 'we' is 'they'

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Being with like-minded people is not always good for your growth

Global warming is making us lose our cool

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There seems to be something about rising temperatures that contributes to the ascent of human tempers

The drug called ‘like’

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How does 'liking' shape our brains?

The hating brain

Apr 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

What do love and hate really look like as they come alive in our brains? Do they occur in places that are opposing equivalents?

Only the timekeepers care

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Do we have time, or does it have us?

If love is infinite, why is the world sucky?

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Studies have shown that when we train ourselves in compassion, we are able to process our own suffering and the suffering of others without shutting down

Plants talk (really) but are we listening?

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Plants do talk and maybe, if we can decode their language and listen in, we will find a way to get out of this mess of a planet that we humans got all of life into

The signature of friendship

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

When we consider someone our close friend, we know that it is because of deeper reasons other than the circumstances of our birth. What could it be?

Every sixth breath we take, we drain our brain

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:00 PM

We now crave for our smartphones quite closely as we need oxygen. So what is it doing to us?

Is 'my feelings made me do it' an excuse?

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

How many emotions does a human being express or suppress in a lifetime? Could we even count and identify them?

EMOTIONS, ANIMATED. A still from the animated movie 'Inside Out.' Image courtesy Disney Pixar

Yes, you could have been 'pre-born' gay

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Biology does play a part in being gay, science shows

How to survive (and probably win) the AI Revolution

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Have you thought about what your place is or will be in the age of artificial intelligence?

Considerata VII

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:30 PM

'Life is the greatest story ever told! / You cannot, must not, write your own story to be less than that.'

How much food is in our moods?

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of a role for food has science uncovered when it comes to our moods?

Why posts could never resolve anything

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much do we really want to rely on written posts if we want to have a world in which it is crucial that we understood each other?

Roger, over and out

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'Thank you, Dad, from the deepest places in my heart, for launching the Apollo in me.'

Are children simply adults waiting to happen?

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of your childhood do you bring into your adulthood?

I am story, not data

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'We live and die as stories, not as data'

Think about this when you are bored

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Being bored is not a simple matter

Why do we have to die?

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Could 'death' now be a box that you tick or not tick when you are born?

Is it just really all in your head?

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Mental conditions are real, and they have a biological basis – which means it has a parallel story inside your brain which deserves attention and treatment

A secret map of your house

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Our lives are entwined with material stuff, more than we care to admit or affirm

Would things change if we never ever say 'race' again?

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Race is a myth because each of us is jigsaw puzzle with 3 billion pairs that form a mosaic from various geographic origins

10 strange things about sleep

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here are some interesting things we have learned about sleep

The surprising effect of rituals

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Humans have brains that crave for some assurance, even momentarily, in the face of uncertainty – and ritual provide that for us

Hayop ah!

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A look back at a strange time when animals were put on trial – complete with prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges and executioners

Why you talk to yourself and why you answer back

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Do we perform better when we hear ourselves verbalize an instruction meant for ourselves in the first place?

The tyranny of facial impressions

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How far have we taken our reliance on our impressions of faces?

Buying your time

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What is the place of money in terms of getting us to feel we have gained or saved time?

Aging? Bring it on!

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What s the whole point in moving on past one’s so called prime ?