Rembrandt’s famous painting – commonly known as The Night Watch – doesn’t even take place at night.
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The history of the picture title is really a history of the last 300 years.
The therapeutic relationship can be as important as the type of therapy. In this photo, occupational therapist Carly Rogers (second from left) talks to military veterans at the surf therapy program she founded, in Manhattan Beach, California.
While evidence suggests that the therapeutic relationship is a critical part of psychotherapy, the impact of the relationship often isn't studied in clinical trials for trauma survivors with PTSD.
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Le marché a des côtés obscurs qui nous poussent à acheter des objets ou services mauvais pour nous. Mais n'est-ce pas au fond une des bases de l'économie de marché ? La réponse de deux prix Nobel.
Who’s the most commanding of them all?
Research shows that the clothes you wear not only affect how others see you but also how you see yourself and who you are on a biological level.
There’s a reason they call them ‘impulse purchases.’
While free markets have delivered benefits, they also prey on our weaknesses, tempting us to buy things that are bad for us, be it sweet candy or sour investments.
A fracking well injects large volumes of water, chemicals and sand to fracture rock.
Fracking fluids in Marcellus shale have contaminated groundwater but new study finds that the source is likely from surface spills, not leaks from underground wells.
I knew that brain was yours.
Emily S Finn
Typically, researchers pool a bunch of brain scans to figure out the average way brains handle certain tasks. Instead, could they pick out individual brain profiles from a stack of 126 people's scans?
Methane monster – landfill in Danbury, Connecticut.
Evan Schneider/UN Photo
Using more accurate data, researchers find that waste disposal at methane-emitting landfills is two times greater than previous EPA estimates.
Unemployed South Africans wait for work outside a factory gate in downtown Johannesburg. A wage subsidy could help reduce the numbers by offering opportunities to school leavers.
South Africa's unemployment figures have been stubbornly high over the past two decades. One policy measure that could help alleviate the pressure is a youth wage subsidy.
Satellites weren’t enough to get a global number.
Sophisticated models and supercomputers allow researchers to create a high-fidelity map of the Earth's trees – and show that we’re losing billions of trees a year.
What does it mean if the majority of what’s published in journals can’t be reproduced?
Researchers from around the globe tried to replicate 100 published psychology studies. They were successful on only 36.
Demonstrators attempt to keep protests calm during Baltimore demonstrations.
A panel of scholars comments on the origins and the implications of the violence in Baltimore.
A memorial created at the site of the death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The man who videotaped the shooting of Walter Scott is demanding compensation from media outlets replaying it. Here's why this is a reasonable request.
It's not the stop for a traffic violation that riles the community; it's the perception of unfairness or bias that sours police/citizen interactions.
Artist’s reconstruction of the giant filter-feeding anomalocaridid
Aegirocassis benmoulae from 480 million years ago.
Marianne Collins, ArtofFact
A 480 million year old fossil recently unearthed in Morocco fills in some of the evolutionary story for arthropods, members of the largest animal phylum on Earth.
Americans have never rated climate change as an urgent political issue, but young voters and other "rising American electorate" groups could change that.
Me on one of my field trips to the Nullarbor working on desert reptiles.
My decision to turn down a lucrative Discovery Early Career Award (DECRA) worth A$385,000 was outlined in an ABC report broadcast last week. The DECRA is a prestigious grant given by the Australian Research…
Freeze your eggs or free your career?
Woman via g-stockstudio/Shutterstock
The shift towards late motherhood – commonly defined as motherhood after 35 – is often presented as a story of progress and technological liberation from the biological clock. The narrative goes something…
Prince Faisal and his party (including T E Lawrence) at Versailles, 1919.
The sweeping advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has given rise to a lively debate about who should bear ultimate responsibility for the disintegration of Iraq and Syria. On one hand…
Wood is good.
Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel. We use millions of tonnes of these modern materials every year…