New research by computer scientists shines a new light on the theory of evolution. In contrast to the accepted theory of "survival of the fittest", the ability to evolve (called evolvability) could possibly be hereditary and inherent in nature itself. The philosopher Diderot wrote, "It seems...

According to a Virginia Commonwealth University study, having a dog at work not only reduces the owners stress level but also increased the level of job satisfaction for other employees as well.In the past 20 years, many studies have looked at the relationship between job...

- Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me--- Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful--- that's what matters to me. Apple co-founder and long-time CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 on October 11, 2011. Known as...

Our digital technology that with such ease brings us together, with instantaneous messages and almost "as if you were in the room" video, has also introduced us to a new type of emptiness in love relationships; that peculiar but very tactile hollow feeling you get...

Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, two research scientists at IBM's Visual Communication Lab, have not only invented a new way for people to think and talk about data but have taken the masses of information stored in the Google Suggest tool to reveal the hidden...

If you are tired of being shocked awake by your alarm clock every morning? These alarm clocks will gently wake you up to Tibetan bell chimes and Gong bowls. In a previous article: "Smartphone apps that help you recall your dreams", we found some iPhone and...

General We are almost there-inches away from reaching some form of dry land. The phantasmagoric haze surrounding us will lift somewhat by the end of the month. Like Max in Where the Wild Things Are, we will return to find we were safely sleeping in our beds...

In a paper, "On Universality in Human Correspondence Activity,"  published in the journal "Science" by Northwestern University researchers, examined the letter correspondence of 16 famous writers, performers, politicians and scientists, including Einstein, Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Ernest Hemingway, and found that the 16...

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...

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...

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 study from Loma Linda University Health, presented at the Experimental Biology conference meetings in San Diego, joyful or mirthful laughter was shown to produce brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people who reach what is considered the desired "true state of...

A study, "Quantifying Trading Behavior in Financial Markets Using Google Trends," published in Scientific Reports by a team of UK and US researchers, found Google Trends keywords can predict the rise and fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Using historic data from January 2004...