Science & Technology

The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in 2016

By Jason Sherwin How many presidential candidates have you actually met in person? Not that many. A large majority of us — the electorate — meet our candidates through media. Whether it is watching a debate on television, scanning social media commentary from friends, or reading political analysis in a newspaper, nearly all [READ MORE…

People Of Color Care About Climate Change, But Less Likely To Call Themselves Environmentalists

By Nick Visser Racial minorities are among the most vulnerable when it comes to climate impacts. But a new study finds they’re often underrepresented in positions of environmental leadership and less likely to join green movements despite high levels of concern over the issue. The report, published this [READ MORE HERE] Source:: Huffington Science

This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made Of Live Brain Cells

By Farah Mohamed A few years ago, researchers from Germany and Japan were able to simulate one percent of human brain activity for a single second. It took the processing power of one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to make that happen. — This feed and its contents are the property of [READ MORE…

A Surprising Thing Happens When Presidential Candidates Use Emotional Language

By Carolyn Gregoire Angry, inflammatory rhetoric is the bread and butter of Donald Trump’s speeches, which are full of language that’s arguably less presidential than any presidential candidate in recent history. Many Republicans have expressed concern that Trump’s language, particularly when it comes to racial issues, is damaging the party. [READ MORE HERE] Source:: Huffington…

Great Barrier Reef’s Bleaching Crisis Reaches ‘Severe’ Level, As Photos Reveal Widespread Coral Death

By Dominique Mosbergen Australia is raising the alarm: Swathes of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, are dying. On Sunday, WWF Australia released shocking footage and photographs of bleached coral around Lizard Island, located in the northern part of the reef. “The new video and stills are very concerning and [READ…

Here’s Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone’s Fault

By Lindsay Holmes You wouldn’t tell someone with cancer to just “get over” their illness, so why aren’t people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy? A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that’s “all in a person’s head.” In reality, mental illness is [READ…