A new study reinforces the notion that mindfulness is not the opposite of mind-wandering.

What Are Everyday Daydreamers Like?

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Sesame Street is welcoming a new kid to the block—a Muppet with autism.

Sesame Street to Welcome First Autistic Muppet

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Researchers are investigating how hallucinogens might be used to model—and develop treatments for—psychosis.

A Trip inside the Schizophrenic Mind

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The San people—among the most studied in the world—are first in Africa to draft research guidelines.

South Africa's San People Issue Ethics Code to Scientists

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A new film shows how essential women scientists and engineers are to India’s burgeoning space program.

No Hidden Figures

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Virtual reality could soon join a long tradition of visualization and experimental tools that have helped mathematicians make discoveries.

Mathematicians Create Warped Worlds in Virtual Reality

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Pollution from coal plants chokes agricultural productivity.

Smog Will Choke Crops If Climate Plan Is Scrubbed

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What happens in the brain when we enter a new space, or use satellite navigation technology to help us find our way around?

The Brain Takes a Guided Tour of London

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Sometime in the early 2030s, NASA hopes to attempt a landing on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

A NASA Spacecraft Might Bounce, Crunch or Sink on Europa

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A study found that men who grew up in warmer, more nurturing family environments had stronger relationships as older adults.

Good Relationships Are All in the Family

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Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan.

Lead Poisoning Afflicts Neighborhoods across California

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Social difficulties in children with autism can resemble social withdrawal, a feature of schizophrenia.

Do Schizophrenia and Autism Share the Same Root?

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Research suggests that corruption not only harms a nation's prosperity but also shapes the moral behavior of its citizens.

National Corruption Breeds Personal Dishonesty

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One of two metabolism-boosting flavonoids is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Can These 2 Nutrients Help You Keep the Weight Off?

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Animal Planet's series The Zoo shows viewers the biological, veterinary and conservation science at a modern zoo.

Bring Bronx Zoo To Your Living Room [Podcast]

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Facebook has started deploying new weapons in its battle against fake news. (via Quartz)

This is now what happens when you try to post fake news on Facebook

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“Blue lies" is a psychologist’s term for falsehoods, told on behalf of a group, that can actually strengthen the bonds among the members of that group.

How the Science of "Blue Lies" May Explain Trump's Support

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Every year, over nine million people around the world are infected with tuberculosis.

To End Tuberculosis It Must be Eliminated From Animals

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#WomensHistoryMonth: Jane Goodall is considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. She has studied the animals for more than 50 years and works to save endangered chimps and their habitats.

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Jane of the Jungle: Goodall Reflects on the Chimp Mind

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A supermassive black hole heftier than 1 billion suns has been ejected from the core of its galaxy by gravitational waves, a new study suggests.

Gravitational Waves Send Supermassive Black Hole Flying

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