Why We Taught Bees To Play Football

Why We Taught Bees To Play Football

Clint Perry and Olli Loukola, Queen Mary University of London
Do You Really Want To Know What's Lurking In Your Genome?
Do You Really Want To Know What's Lurking In Your Genome?
by Michael Mackley, University of Oxford
Would you want to know if you were at a higher risk of getting dementia later in life?
How Red States Are Mitigating Climate Without Calling It Climate Change
How Red States Are Mitigating Climate Without Calling It Climate Change
by Rebecca J. Romsdahl, University of North Dakota
President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned.
How to Melt Anger and Boost Love
How to Melt Anger and Boost Love
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Physically wanting to strike out or viewing other people, things, or situations as enemies isn’t going to get you where…
What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds
What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds
by Colin Beavan, YES! Magazine
To get someone’s support, you need more than just facts. The most effective method is aligning communication about your…
Following These 47 Stupid Rules Means You're "Normal"
Following These 47 Stupid Rules Means You're "Normal"
by Paulo Coelho
You are supposed to be normal if you follow these 47 stupid rules. This list was compiled by Igor, the main character…
Why Can't You Heal? Here's How To Heal Yourself
Why Can't You Heal? Here's How To Heal Yourself
by Caroline Myss
Often in my readings I was simply validating the suspicions, insights, or intuitions that they already had about…
Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
by InnerSelf Staff
Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate…
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Could A Bored Brain Predict Teen Drug Abuse?

Nathan Collins, Stanford University
New Thinking and New Action Required To Choose A Better Path for a Better World
New Thinking and New Action Required To Choose A Better Path for a Better World
by Ervin Laszlo
Einstein told us that we cannot solve the significant problems we face at the same level of thinking at which we were…
Can A Dying Patient Be A Healthy Person?
Can A Dying Patient Be A Healthy Person?
by Richard Gunderman, Indiana University and James W Lynch, University of Florida
The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being…
Why Both Teens And Teachers Could Benefit From Later School Start Times
Why Both Teens And Teachers Could Benefit From Later School Start Times
by James Williams, University of Sussex
A typical school day in the UK starts around 8.30am. This is often even earlier elsewhere in the world, with students…
Even Animals Don't Like Being Treated Unfairly
Even Animals Don't Like Being Treated Unfairly
by Claudia Wascher, Anglia Ruskin University
Humans beings appear to be hardwired to have a sense of fairness. This is puzzling from an evolutionary perspective
Can Governments Resist The Power Of Behavioral Science's Dark Side?
Can Governments Resist The Power Of Behavioral Science's Dark Side?
by Jon M Jachimowicz, Columbia University
More than two dozen governments, including the U.S., now have a team of behavioral scientists tasked with trying to…
How Chronic Stress Could Be Making You Fat
How Chronic Stress Could Be Making You Fat
by Sarah Jackson, UCL
The world is getting fatter and it’s making us sicker. But could rising stress levels be playing an important role in…
Why The EPA Is Far More Vulnerable To Attack Now Than Under Reagan Or Bush
Why The EPA Is Far More Vulnerable To Attack Now Than Under Reagan Or Bush
by Walter Rosenbaum, University of Florida
The Trump administration has begun the third, most formidable White House-led attempt in EPA’s brief history to…
Taming the Ego Frees Your Spirit and Your Heart
How To Tame Your Ego and Free Your Spirit and Heart
by Nora Caron
Spiritual writers and leaders agree that in order to live a happy free life, we must dominate our egos and not let our…
Tapping Into The Power of Energy, Feelings and Thoughts on Your Health
Tapping Into The Power of Energy, Feelings and Thoughts on Your Health
by Carl Greer PhD, PsyD
As you explore your health story, it will soon become clear that energy, feelings, and thoughts, both conscious and…
Empowerment Exercise: Do Not Whine, Do Not Complain!
Empowerment Exercise: Do Not Whine, Do Not Complain!
by Lynn Woodland
If you imagine each thought going through your mind as a seed destined to grow the events of your future, how do you…
Dyspraxia Can Cause Emotional Distress And Anxiety Throughout Life
Dyspraxia Can Cause Emotional Distress And Anxiety Throughout Life
by Mellissa Prunty, Brunel University London
Compared to other specific learning difficulties, major research into dyspraxia – or developmental coordination…
There Were Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies In Renaissance Rome
There Were Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies In Renaissance Rome
by Gary Ferguson, University of Virginia
In the late 16th century, the famous French essayist Michel de Montaigne wrote about two marriages between people of…
Do You Know What's In The Herbal Medicine You're Taking?
Do You Know What's In The Herbal Medicine You're Taking?
by Nicholas Fuller, University of Sydney
Complementary medicine has received a lot of attention in the past couple of weeks.
Scientists Find Answer To Ice Age’s Laurentide Paradox
Scientists Find Answer To Ice Age’s Laurentide Paradox
by Nicole Casal, University of Michigan
Scientists have figured out an Ice Age paradox and their findings add to mounting evidence that climate change could…
The Science Of Saying I Am Sorry

The Science Of Saying I Am Sorry

Richard Stephens, Keele University
This Implant Lets Paralyzed People Type With Their Minds
This Implant Lets Paralyzed People Type With Their Minds
by Stanford University
A brain-to-computer hookup recently allowed people with severe limb weakness to type via direct brain control at the…
How Liberal Social Media Stars Are Fighting Back
How Liberal Social Media Stars Are Fighting Back
by David Craig, University of Southern California and Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology
In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. elections, numerous accounts surfaced of nefarious content creators profiting by…
If Sugar Is Addictive, How Do You Kick The Habit?
If Sugar Is Addictive, How Do You Kick The Habit?
by Amy Reichelt, RMIT University
Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks,…
How Climate Change Doubled The Likelihood Of The New South Wales Heatwave
How Climate Change Doubled The Likelihood Of The New South Wales Heatwave
by Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, UNSW; Andrew King, University of Melbourne, and Matthew Hale, UNSW
The heatwave that engulfed southeastern Australia at the end of last week has seen heat records continue to tumble like…
The Ten Commitments: A Path to Making the World a Better Place
Moving From Commandments to Commitments: A Path to Making the World a Better Place
by Lester R. Sauvage, M.D.
We can all make the world a better place for everyone by developing our own unique talents to the fullest, becoming the…
Why More Time Walking Means Less Time In Hospital
Why More Time Walking Means Less Time In Hospital
by Ben Ewald, University of Newcastle
In my practice as a GP, I have been impressed by a few energetic and active 80 year olds who remain in good health…
China Has Seen A 50% Drop In Severe Weather Since 1960
China Has Seen A 50% Drop In Severe Weather Since 1960
by Liam Jackson, Penn State
The frequency of hail storms, thunderstorms, and high wind events has decreased by nearly 50 percent on average…
How To Stop Your Lunch Break From Damaging Your Health

How To Stop Your Lunch Break From Damaging Your Health

Jeff Bray and Heather Hartwell, Bournemouth University
Measuring How Deadly Your Daily Activities Are
Measuring How Deadly Your Daily Activities Are
by Hassan Vally, La Trobe University
It’s always distressing and tragic when we hear a report of shark attack. But what is the actual likelihood of dying…
Is There A Link Between Owning A Cat And Mental Illness?
Is There A Link Between Owning A Cat And Mental Illness?
by Francesca Solmi, UCL and James Kirkbride, UCL
Over the past few years, cats have increasingly attracted media attention due to a number of scientific studies…
Why Synchronized Swimming Makes Dolphins More Optimistic
Why Synchronized Swimming Makes Dolphins More Optimistic
by Isabella Clegg, Université Paris 13 – USPC
Some people say the glass is half-empty, some say it’s half-full – but can animals also be optimistic or pessimistic?
How The Guerrilla Archivists Are Saving History
How The Guerrilla Archivists Are Saving History
by Morgan Currie and Britt S. Paris, University of California, Los Angeles
On Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north…
Medicare For All Only Way To Keep Healthcare Promises
Medicare For All Only Way To Keep Healthcare Promises
by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams
Plans put forth by House Speaker Paul Ryan and HHS Secretary Tom Price are 'unlikely' to fulfill President Donald…
How To Spot Alternative Facts In Science
How To Spot Alternative Facts In Science
by Sarina Gleason, Michigan State University
The Volkswagen emissions scandal and past promotions of tobacco are two examples of “alternative facts” in science’s…
Why We Need Radical Love To Create Change
Creating Communities Together with Radical Love
by Claudia Horwitz, OpenDemocracy.net
Since coming out as queer at 45, I've been coming to understand what that means. “Queer” is a reclaimed word that aims…
Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?

Will People Eat No Animal Required Meat?

Clive Phillips and Matti Wilks, The University of Queensland
How The Oscars Are More Predictable Than You Might Think
How The Oscars Are More Predictable Than You Might Think
by Stephen Woodcock, University of Technology Sydney
This week, most of the major figures in film-making will gather in Hollywood for the 89th annual Oscars ceremony.
How Conservatives Will Grow To Love Carbon Pricing
How Conservatives Will Grow To Love Carbon Pricing
by Andrew Hopkins, Australian National University
In some political circles, hostility to climate policy has become a way of showing off one’s conservative credentials.…
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
by Sarah van Gelder, YES Magazine
If Democrats want to retake government, they will need to do more than be the party that isn’t as bad as Trump,…
cHow Job Insecurity Leads To Identity And Social Instability And Ends
How Job Insecurity Leads To Identity And Social Instability And Ends With Extremism
by Eva Selenko, Loughborough University and Chris Stride, University of Sheffield
“Will I lose my job in the near future?” For most people this is an unpleasant scenario to ponder, and for many it is a…
How Music Benefits Children On Many Levels
How Music Benefits Children On Many Levels
by Dawn Rose, University of Hertfordshire
Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence – has…
A Possible Alternative To Morphine Inspired By Spit
A Possible Alternative To Morphine Inspired By Spit
by Marcus Rattray, University of Bradford
Would you take a painkiller that had been developed from human saliva? A recent study suggests you might in future.
When Food Stamp Benefits Go Up, These ER Visits Go Down
When Food Stamp Benefits Go Up, These ER Visits Go Down
by Sheena Rice, University of Missouri
In 2014, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federal program to address food insecurity in the…
The Pros And Cons Of Taking A Nap

The Pros And Cons Of Taking A Nap

Gemma Paech, Washington State University
Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
by Mark Allen & Brant Secunda
Are you stressed-out, overweight, overworked, uninspired, or plagued by negative emotions? Don't worry — anyone can…
How Marketers Target Poor Illiterate People With Unhealthy Food Ads
How Marketers Target Poor Illiterate People With Unhealthy Food Ads
by Zandile Mchiza, Human Sciences Research Council
Food advertising strongly influences the eating choices of adults, adolescents and children alike. But TV and magazine…
The Mere Stress Of Sitting In Traffic Can Lead To More Crime
The Mere Stress Of Sitting In Traffic Can Lead To More Crime
by Louis-Philippe Beland and Daniel Brent, Louisiana State University
Society pays a heavy price for traffic. It leads to lost time, more pollution and increased spending on gasoline. But…
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How to Cut US Infrastructure Costs in Half
by Ellen Brown
Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one…
How Robots Could Help Chronically Sick Kids Attend School
How Robots Could Help Chronically Sick Kids Attend School
by Veronica Newhart and Mark Warschauer, University of California, Irvine
Over the past century, American schools have integrated an ever-more-diverse group of students. Racial integration is…
When Recovering From Disasters, Social Networks Matter More Than Bottled Water And Batteries
When Recovering From Disasters, Social Networks Matter More Than Bottled Water And Batteries
by Daniel P. Aldrich, Northeastern University
Standard advice about preparing for disasters focuses on building shelters and stockpiling things like food, water and…
Video Games Can Help Children With Cerebral Palsy
Video Games Can Help Children With Cerebral Palsy
by David Hobbs, Flinders University
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood physical disability, affecting more than 17 million people worldwide.…
Living Your Life With Intuition: An Intelligence and Survival Tool
Living Your Life With Intuition: An Intelligence and Survival Tool
by Simone Wright
Intuition is not an ethereal, magical skill. It is an intelligence and a survival tool.. I invite you to let go of the…
People With Asthma Are Missing An Airway ‘Muscle Relaxer’
People With Asthma Are Missing An Airway ‘Muscle Relaxer’
by Caroline Curran, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A protein that appears to play a vital role in airway function is virtually missing in people who have asthma. The…
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George Lakey, YES! Magazine
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization…
How Solar Energy Powers Sustainable Solutions
How Solar Energy Powers Sustainable Solutions
by Alex Kirby
Entrepreneurs bringing solar energy systems to farms in developing countries challenge for sustainability charity’s…
How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers
How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers
by Alison Hirst, Anglia Ruskin University
If you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through…
Understanding The Republican Tax Sham
Understanding The Republican Tax Sham
by Robert Reich
Watch your wallets. Republicans are pushing a new corporate tax plan that will end up costing most of you a bundle.…
The Secret To Happiness In Later Life Is Simple To Discover, But Harder To Achieve
The Secret To Happiness In Later Life Is Simple To Discover, But Harder To Achieve
by Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton
We live in an extraordinary time: increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major…
Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US Deaths
Diabetes Could Be Causing Up To 12% Of All US Deaths
by Lisa Chedekel, Boston University
The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates…
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Why Do We Get Butterflies In Our Stomachs?
by Bradley Elliott, University of Westminster
If you have ever been nervous about something that is about to happen, then you may have felt the sensations of nausea…
How to Cope with Difficult Emotions
Taming the Tiger: How to Safely Deal with Difficult Emotions
by Dona Witten and Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Many people cope with working with difficult emotions or emotional patterns by repressing them. Emotions cause trouble…
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we take a look at how to best deal with, and heal, dysfunctional energies... whether in our homes, our…
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Horoscope Current Week: February 20 to 26, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak
Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak
by Courtney A. Walsh
Maybe, like me...when you hear “Listen to your heart” or “Follow your bliss” you get frustrated. Irritated.…
Your Dog Can Remember More Than You Think
Your Dog Can Remember More Than You Think
by Claudia Uller, Kingston University
Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is…
Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About The Risks Of Climate Change?
Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About The Risks Of Climate Change?
by Paul Griffin and Amy Myers Jaffe, University of California, Davis
Prior to President Donald Trump taking office, there was a push to require oil and gas companies to inform their…
How To Talk To Your Children About Stereotypes
How To Talk To Your Children About Stereotypes
by Marjorie Rhodes, New York University
How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes?
Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads
Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads
by Robin Lally, Rutgers University
A new study with worms may help explain how diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s spread in the brain. Sometimes…
Why Big, Beautiful Walls Don't Stop Migrants
Why Big, Beautiful Walls Don't Stop Migrants
by Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute
Walls have a strong political connotation in post-war Europe. The most tragically famous was the Berlin wall built in…
Why Hunters And Fishermen Need To Stop Congressional Land Grab In Its Tracks
Why Hunters And Fishermen Need To Stop Congressional Land Grab In Its Tracks
by InnerSelf Staff
After intense political activism, an attack from the Trump administration on public lands has been shot down. The fight…
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Should Cybersecurity Be A Human Right?
by Scott Shackelford, Indiana University
Having access to the internet is increasingly considered to be an emerging human right. The United Nations has taken…
It's Not About What You Gain in Meditation, It's What You Lose
There's Nothing To Gain in Meditation, It's About What You Lose
by Robert Kopecky
All kinds of discomforts disappear when we’re asleep, and changing our attitudes and thinking—our consciousness—can…
Fed Up With Fifty Shades? Read Story Of O Instead
Fed Up With Fifty Shades? Read Story Of O Instead
by Victoria Anderson, Cardiff University
Many years before the Fifty Shades franchise was conceived came its singular predecessor. In 1954, a woman using the…
Acknowledging My Replacement Child Challenges and Letting Go
Are You A Replacement Child? Challenges and Letting Go
by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
No mother, no parent, can prepare for the tormented experience of the death of a child let alone begin to heal, even…

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