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[Science Solitaire] How do kids know what's 'real?'

Jul 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Kids are smarter than we give them credit for'

[Science Solitaire] Do masks hide what we feel?

Jun 28, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'A sea of masked faces all around the world have become the iconic image of this time. What does this mean in terms of our ability to read each other’s thoughts and feelings?'

[Science Solitaire] The mother of all temperature checks

Jun 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'We made this mess, and if we want to still be around this planet, we fix it'

[Science Solitaire] Time to rethink the power of crowds

Jun 07, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Here are just some ways we can turn the crowd to work for a better normal

[Science Solitaire] Avatars and the performing arts

May 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'What if your favorite performing artist showed up in your house through some abracadabra of digital technology? How will that change the quality of your day?'

[Science Solitaire] Quarantine passions

May 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'If you lost your job because of the pandemic, did you lose your passion too?'

[Science Solitaire] The wisdom in the wait

May 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Time can run out on us but what it cannot do is fill it for us. What if we intentionally live out wisdom in the wait so that we can have an even better normal?'

[Science Solitaire] Don't forget these things when learning through a screen

May 10, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'[We have to] help young people realize that the screen is their slave – a tool – and not their master'

[SCIENCE SOLITAIRE] You co-create the next normal: Part 1

May 03, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'The next normal is not a magical tomorrow that is independent of our actions today or in the past'

[SCIENCE SOLITAIRE] How long is life? A meter and 60 days

Apr 26, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Our human nature will not banish our sense of touch despite what we have experienced during the pandemic. We will find new ways to feel each other.'

How the old 'normal' caused the pandemic

Apr 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Our lives are too small, our minds so closed, our interests so shallow, our existing social and political ideologies too narrow, to recognize that we invited this non-living thing into our lives, into our normal'

The end of the handshake

Apr 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Would there ever be a gesture more 'equal'?

What science tells us about COVID-19

Apr 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

This virus is new, and science is doing a parallel course of getting to know it while fighting it. Which is a very tricky thing.

Keeping it together in pandemic times

Mar 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Here is a curated list of actions that could prevent, solve, or manage those inner crises or conflicts that can arise because you cannot go anywhere

How do you make sense of all this confusing coronavirus information?

Mar 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'You do not need a PhD to understand what the scientists are saying and also what they are NOT saying'

Save (or grow) yourself, others, and the planet by staying at home

Mar 15, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Here are some of the things that will transform the way you view being forced to stay at home

And now we focus on distractions

Mar 08, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Before we even know we are being distracted by something, another distraction comes along'

If you can save only a few things, save someone’s childhood

Mar 01, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Traumatic childhood experiences, especially in pre-school, can stunt children’s brains in ways that would be most difficult to overcome

How old are your body parts?

Feb 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM

When you tell someone who is stressing you that they are responsible for your hair prematurely turning grey or white, you can say you have scientific backing

The love formula that says 5:1 = forever

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:00 AM

What if there was a formula to predict with about 90% accuracy whether your relationship will continue or break up?

Music for self-control?

Feb 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Self-control is as scarce as face masks during panic mode. But can music help?

How operas can be make-overs for your soul

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Learning music is like having your own personal Big Bang – you do not explode and expand into a space but rather, you make the space as you grow'

The germs among us

Jan 26, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Panicking is a normal reaction to the discovery of a virus, but we have to try harder as the general public to respond'

What does it mean to regret? How do we get over our regrets?

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM

For instance, why is it so difficult for us to understand that Prince Harry and Meghan, just like majority of couples on the planet, just want to make something out of their own lives?

What the 'predictive text' feature in Gmail says about our brains

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Should we allow Gmail to finish our sentences?

Why you will most likely fail at your New Year's resolution

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If it's a person who triggers bad habits, maybe you can try avoiding that person starting this year

These will make you hope and (hopefully) act

Dec 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Science writer Maria Isabel Garcia shares her 'hope finds' – a list of actions that will hopefully lift up our spirits and move us to act

10 haikus for the planet we failed

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Our dying planet, remembered in Japanese poetry

Your body and the planet

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:00 PM

What is good for your body is good for the planet

The fight of our lives

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We cannot lie down in the face of the overwhelming climate crisis because science can pull us up with the mental muscle that can reinvigorate the resistance

If real estate developers cared for our mental health

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live

How art could help solve social and political conflicts

Nov 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Art could inspire that sense of awe that moves us to step into the world – the real world with a more robust inner life

Your beloved could be your analgesic

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The lines between our emotional and physiological states are as blurred in our biology as in our experiences

Selfies to solve world problems (really)

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if we can make selfies more meaningful – if not for the one posting it, then for others who would probably not even see your selfie online?

Should news always be negative?

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

In terms of the fundamental wiring of human brains, science knows why we pay more attention to negative news

The offline rebellion

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Trending has become more important than living

The failed search for the normal brain

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We thrive as humans because we are diverse. None of us is normal.

Science says that when it comes to sex, it's really complicated

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.

Heartbroken? Science says you should take a sick leave

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We have to acknowledge that we are not machines – that we break, and when we do, they strike a blow to our organs too, such as our hearts

Food is no free lunch

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

If we knew more about more kinds of foods and their impact, then we could make better individual and community judgments as well as national policies that will affect our food security

The trouble with YOLO

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Time will always move regardless of what we do. But this tyranny of the present is cutting us off from the future we want.

How can you read her emotions without looking at her face?

Sep 01, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Emotions do not stay still. They move in multilateral paths and, at times, they even run.

Google could be your twin moron if you do not make it your slave

Aug 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Heavy multitasking really disrupts attention, and attention is essential to sustain a path towards a goal

Wear this and upgrade your brain

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

I feel that we should first seriously think about the possible costs of another wave of technology, this time targeting the human brain itself

The era of mental conversations has begun

Aug 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What is the latest happening on the ground with ordinary mortals who are doing science to try to read people's minds?

The unexpected perks of giving advice

Jul 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We seek advice because we want to hear from other people and find possible solutions to our problems, or new ways of looking at challenges. But what does it do to the one who gives the advice?

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.