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27/04/2017 - 13:30
There is a growing cohort of well-credentialed scientists investigating radical life extension: geneticist Craig Venter, one of the first...
22/04/2017 - 12:52
To Americans, democracy is a given. But to the rest of the world, it’s a fairly recent invention — a creature of the past two centuries....
16/04/2017 - 11:06
Compare that with, for example, King Arthur, who supposedly lived around AD500. The major historical source for events of that time does...
10/04/2017 - 12:41
Years ago when I was conducting my doctoral research on the evolutionary history of men among a remote indigenous community of hunter-...
04/04/2017 - 12:54
Our fragile egos are partly to blame. We all want to meet our own expectations of ourselves, and so being critiqued – or even just the...
28/03/2017 - 12:29
A lot of us are familiar with the psychological construct of narcissism as applied to an individual: someone who is grandiose and...
21/03/2017 - 11:56
Scientists have plenty to say about charisma. Individuals with charisma tap our unfettered emotions and can shut down our rational minds....
16/03/2017 - 13:48
Once you learn about this mental habit – called confirmation bias – you start seeing it everywhere. This matters when we...
10/03/2017 - 15:28
Wisdom mustn’t be confused with intelligence. Although intelligence helps, you can be intelligent without being wise. The wise people...
04/03/2017 - 14:41
Travelling thousands of miles above the Earth, into the great inky unknown, is hard work. It’s stressful and scary. So why shouldn’t...
27/02/2017 - 18:38
“It’s not trivial to do this kind of study,” says circadian biologist Satchidananda Panda of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in...
17/02/2017 - 15:57
One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels...

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