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When we have to ask what value art gives, we should all die a little

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Whether you are creating the art or beholding it, art changes you – by rejoicing, awakening, rethinking, or healing

How first notes could rescue your first days

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Music is not an insertion in our lives but a fundamental wiring that, once awakened, will help shape the humans that we are

Forests to rescue a planet on fire

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We cannot grow more oceans but we can grow more forests. A return to the forests should now capture human imagination.

The Extinction Spa

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Hello human marauder. The nature you knew, the one who served you and your ancestors, is now down to her endlings.

Civic honesty around the world

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

In the case of lost wallets, it would seem that most of us are not willing to pay the mental cost of feeling like a thief

Inside extremists' brains

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Studies suggest that just as there is no one simple cause to political, religious, or social radicalization, there is also no one strong hand punitive measure to solve radicalization

How crocheting rescued math

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Normally, when you think of nature, you do not think of structure. But the work of people like mathematician and science writer Margaret Wertheim will convince you otherwise.

Why we need creative masters to redefine our world

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How far-reaching is human imagination?

Why musical performances are not 'escapes'

May 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The science and art of the power of music to help us become better human beings are solid and irrefutable

What do you really think of science?

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

To be an advocate for science is to be an advocate for the best of what our species can do in terms of understanding the world, others, and ourselves

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

If we are natural givers, why don't we give enough?

May 05, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Why is it that the most urgent and important causes in our community, country, and planet seem to not benefit enough from this basic feature of our humanity?

Time in a battle

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The human mind belongs to a very strange league of time-sensing

The science of awakening

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Awakenings do not inflame tragedy or sorrow. Awakenings get you to a level that transcends your sorrows, fears, and frustrations.

Death Day

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We can delay death, of course, but we cannot run away from it. So we should really learn how to live and talk about death in our normal conversations.

How about it? A no-selfie travel adventure

Apr 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Imagine if instead of photos, you have the sound of a crowded plaza, a parade, or a school reunion!

The science behind 'taking it out on someone'

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if you were asked to trust someone for the first time? What would make you trust them?

To be under the spell of a gaze

Mar 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Eye contact is more than just a laser alignment of the irises of two people

By the time you are 20

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learning is more complex than just going to school, getting a job, and playing Sudoku or crossword puzzles to keep your mind together later in life

Wait, plants could talk?

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Plants have a planet within our own planet, and that planet is keeping us alive. Losing plants in a massive scale such as when we decimate forests is literally pulling the ground from underneath us.

Can we really scale human learning?

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The real proof that you have learned is not what you know but what you do with what you know

The antidote to nagging childhood pain

Feb 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Our childhood years quickly give way to the teenage years, and it is at this stage that the effects of childhood adversity usually take their toll

Genes and your Valentine prospects

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We wonder about many things when we are attracted to someone, and probably the list expands when we consider marriage. But are genes part of those considerations?

Leveling expectations between the sexes on Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Romance' in female brains generally takes on the form of language, while in male brains, it largely, so to speak, rises and falls as an 'act'

My FB: Forgetbook

Feb 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Instead of Facebook, I want a Forgetbook – a network of personal accounts with pixels gracefully and artfully degrading at random rates like real life, reminding us that not all matter, matters to all of us, all the time

'Nature-deficit disorder'

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nature experience is essential in the inner life of any child

The science of small talk

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans

Sense, sensibility, and vocabulary

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Our vocabulary is shaped by what we sense

Joni Mitchell and the Dying Planet Report

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is a deadline before our planet's dying trend becomes irreversible. The reversal has to begin today. What will you do?

Considerata VIII

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

As you insist on your humanity, let it grow. 
Start by changing your mind.

The superpower gift to stop

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The one thing that smartphones have taken away from us is the Stop Sign. This holiday season is the perfect time to press pause on social media and pay attention to our real lives.

Cross-cutting topics for holiday conversations

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are 5 conversational themes that could mend or fill in some gaps in your family and friend connections

The dawn of the age of the genetically fashionable

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

What He Jiankui has done is the genetic version of the 'like' game on social media

When science inspires your gift-giving

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Want to give gifts that are science-inspired? Read on!

No more sand in the hourglass

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why do measures matter in making meaning?

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.

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 think love is (supply image), how will you love?

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Humans shake things up – not only when we act. It could start with how we think about something.