New theory on why some people may be better than others at getting inside people’s heads

Humans have an impressive ability to take on other viewpoints – it’s crucial for a social species like ours. So why are some of us better at it than others? Picture two friends, Sally and Anne, having a drink in a bar. While Sally is in the bathroom, Anne decides to buy another round, butContinue reading “New theory on why some people may be better than others at getting inside people’s heads”

Trouble With Math? Maybe You Should Get Your Brain Zapped

by Emily Underwood ScienceNOW If you are one of the 20% of healthy adults who struggle with basic arithmetic, simple tasks like splitting the dinner bill can be excruciating. Now, a new study suggests that a gentle, painless electrical current applied to the brain can boost math performance for up to 6 months. Researchers don’tContinue reading “Trouble With Math? Maybe You Should Get Your Brain Zapped”

Ancient Lost Continent Discovered in Indian Ocean

Evidence of a drowned “microcontinent” has been found in sand grains from the beaches of a small Indian Ocean island, scientists say. A well-known tourist destination, Mauritius (map) is located about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) off the coast of Africa, east of Madagascar. Scientists think the tiny island formed some nine million years ago fromContinue reading “Ancient Lost Continent Discovered in Indian Ocean”