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September 14, 2018


How Similar Are Humans And Chimps?

Humans and chimps share something like 98 percent of our DNA. But what does this really mean?

June 27, 2013



How to Win Friends And Influence People

Leaving a good impression could be as simple as talking about pleasant things. Who would've thought?

July 26, 2011


Samatha Meditation Could Reduce Pain

Scientists have found that mindfulness meditation, known as "Samatha Meditation," could be reducing the pain that people experience.

June 5, 2008



It might seem like an obvious question, but what really makes humans different from some of our four legged friends? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 15, 2007


The “Aha!” Moment: How To Solve Problems

Ever had an "aha!" moment and wondered how you arrived there? Learn about what happens in the brain when the "aha!" moment occurs.

October 2, 2006


Want to Be Smart? Read

Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.

November 27, 2005


Counterfactual Thinking

Imagine that you hit a deer with your car. You don’t suffer any physical harm whatsoever. Your car suffers cosmetic damage, but you have insurance. The question is this: are you the type to feel lucky to be alive? Or are you the type who feels disappointment and regret? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Thinking about Aging

As you may already know, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in people who are older than sixty-five. What’s more, there’s a growing body of evidence that emotional stress can contribute to cardiovascular disease.

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