When a theoretical physicist from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics was passing through Imperial College London, a casual coffee in a tiny office at Imperial's Blackett Physics Laboratory led to a monumental scientific breakthrough...

Daniel Goleman, PhD, is a psychologist and former science journalist at the New York Times and best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and most recently, Ecological Intelligence. Goleman supports the concept that conventional intelligence measured by one's IQ isn't necessarily a measure of how...

Did Paul Klee knowingly or unknowingly seed the first Twitter meme - a 'mechanical chirping bird' in his painting Twittering Machine? In 1922, a Swiss-German painter Paul Klee painted a watercolor and pen and ink oil transfer on paper which depicted a group of birds...

Generosity and trustworthiness may go hand in hand. Researchers at Oxford University set out to discover the signals we rely on to decide who we can trust. What they found was that we distrust people who are stingy with their money and it turns out...

In a recent New York Times article (November 2010): When the Mind Wanders, Happiness Also Strays, John Tierney cites new doctoral research published by Harvard psychologists, Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert that may prove "daydreaming" isn't as good for our "state of...

Researchers have found there is such a thing as "empathic stress? which arises when one person views another person stressing out. It appears that just from observation alone our bodies will create the stress hormone cortisol, even if we are viewing a stranger on a...

Silver bullets aren't only the Lone Ranger's calling card, "a symbol of justice, law and order," and an effective way to kill a vampire, but according to a recent press release by the University of New Hampshire: a powerful antimicrobial. A November 9th 2009, press release,...

The University of Southampton recently demonstrated that communication from person to person through the power of thought alone is absolutely possible. A Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI) was used to capture brain signals that translated into commands which the humans could control just by thinking. Dr Christopher James from...

CBS’ 60 minutes reported that scientists are coming close to “reading minds” with fMRI scans. It’s only a matter of time when science will catch up and realize the ability to “read minds” is an innate human skill that ancient metaphysicians have documented for thousands of...

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