Is this happening to us? And is it good?
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Technology has made us able to do more while understanding less about what we are doing, and has increased our dependence on others.
Out of sync.
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Saturated fats are linked to metabolic disorders and heart disease. That may be because thes fats make some cells lose track of time, causing inflammation.
Hillary Clinton celebrates her nomination.
Political scientists from Texas A&M, UMass Boston and Emory University react to Tuesday’s big milestone for women in American politics.
Most of Prince’s work still remains private.
What happened after artists such as Michael Jackson, J.D. Salinger and Franz Kafka died suggests it'll be hard to keep Prince's unpublished work out of the public eye, regardless of his wishes.
Genomes don’t translate easily into an understanding of disease.
Big data is all well and good, but if we want medical breakthroughs, we'll need big theory too.
Deficiencies in a critical nutrient can lead to an abnormally wired brain. Illustration of a network of nerve cells in the.
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A gene mutation that causes problems for neural stem cells – the building blocks of the brain – could be corrected by adding carnitine.
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Aux États-Unis, des études montrent que le fait d’être debout à l’école peut favoriser une meilleure écoute.
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The days of teachers telling fidgety children to “sit still, sit up and pay attention” may be relegated to the history books. Squirming, wiggling and standing could help boost attention and focus.
Donald Trump fires up the crowd during a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan.
An expert in American political rhetoric highlights an extremely effective rhetorical device to which the controversial candidate often resorts.
How hard should it be for the FBI to get access to your iPhone’s data?
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
TPP still faces a long slog before it takes effect.
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed the deal earlier this month, but changes can still be made to improve the mechanism that allows investors to sue states.
It’s time to rethink content distribution.
Netflix's recent ban on proxies, unblockers and virtual private networks (VPNs) is unlikely to provide a long-term cure to content providers’ chronic headaches.
Bloodletting was treatment for infection in the past.
Wellcome Library, London
While some ancient therapies proved effective enough that they are still used in some form today, on the whole they just aren't as good as modern antimicrobials at treating infections.
Trump and Cruz during the GOP debate, round 6. North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016.
Our panel of scholars listened to the sixth GOP debate with a critical ear and picked one quote to analyze.
The copyright debate has brought back protesters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy Movement.
Will they stand with the protestors worried about an erosion of freedoms or with the companies eager to protect their intellectual property?
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 4 2015.
An expert on American political rhetoric breaks down Donald Trump's rhetorical prowess, pointing to the various techniques the candidate has mastered.
Trump calls for a ban on Muslims entering the US.
Thomas Jefferson would disagree with Trump's call to bar one religious group from entering the country. But that's not to say that Trump's idea isn't anything new in American history.
British Prime Minister Cameron meets Egypt’s President Sisi outside of 10 Downing Street in London.
Egypt's president has devoted three years to cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood. Now ISIS is forcing him to pull his punches.
When should a woman start having mammograms?
How different are the new breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society? A professor of radiology explains what the new guidelines say about when women should start having yearly mammograms.
China didn’t get a seat at the TPP table (even in Beijing).
Some say the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was designed specifically to exclude or even encircle China. So do its leaders mind being on the outs?