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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.

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