President Donald Trump departing the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday 8 November. Steve Helber/AP/AAP

Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose?

Cover: President Donald Trump departing the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday 8 November. Steve Helber/AP/AAP Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose? Evita March, Federation University Australia When US President-Elect Joe Biden and Deputy Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris gave their victory speeches on Saturday evening, local time, the tally of …

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The stay-at-home slowdown – how the pandemic upended our perception of time

Cover: Time is fixed. Our grasp of it? Not so much. bestdesigns via Getty Images The stay-at-home slowdown – how the pandemic upended our perception of time Time is fixed. Our grasp of it? Not so much. bestdesigns via Getty Images Philip Gable, University of Delaware Think back to life before stay-at-home orders. Does it …

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How pottering about in the garden creates a time warp

What’s not to like about gardening? It’s a great way to get outdoors, away from everyday routines, and to exercise your creativity. It’s good for your health, whatever your age, and gardeners tend to be happier on average. But gardening is more than just a relaxing hobby. Psychology research suggests that tending to a garden …

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Cheers! How the physics of fizz contributes to human happiness

Cover Photo by Getty Images Think of the last time you had something to celebrate. If you toasted the happy occasion, your drink was probably alcoholic – and bubbly. Have you ever wondered why it’s so enjoyable to imbibe a glass of something that sets off a series of microexplosions in your mouth? A glass …

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Exploring the Astronomical Universe Within Us — Reflections from a Two-Day Tour of The Impossibly Magnificent Brain and The Unfathomable Mind

A Recap of BrainMind Summit — Stanford 2019 by: Karina Mendoza . . . “I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone, in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, 1921 “It is essential to understand our brains in some detail if we are to …

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The fast track to a life well lived is feeling grateful

Cover: Photo by David Pollack/Corbis via Getty Images For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest and generous, embodying diligence and fortitude, showing restraint and kindness, a person would flourish – coming to live a life filled with meaning …

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Newspaper Carriers (Work disgraces) by Georg Scholz. 1921. Courtesy Wikipedia

The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology

Cover: Newspaper Carriers (Work disgraces) by Georg Scholz. 1921. Courtesy Wikipedia It’s a question that’s reverberated through the ages – are humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible, good-natured creatures? Or are we, deep down, wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, vain, vengeful and selfish? There are no easy answers, and there’s clearly a lot of …

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Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist

Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist ‘Psychedelic,’ an image created by the algorithm AICAN. Ahmed Elgammal, Author provided Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University Leer en español. When artificial intelligence has been used to create works of art, a human artist has always exerted a significant element of control over the creative process. …

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