What’s the best number of friends for a person to have? Click this link to hear from a professor whose research explores this very question.
Source: The Guardian
We often think of cures for cancer as chemicals developed in laboratories, but nature may be the source of new remedies. Tom Phillips explains how researchers aim to tap into the medical possibilities of the Amazon rainforest—and at the same time protect this threatened environment from human development.
Source: Pew Charitable Trusts
Imagine barely escaping a shark attack with your life and going on to become an advocate for protecting sharks. It happens more often than you’d think!
Source: The Atlantic
In this article, Emily Esfahani Smith examines two films, Silver Linings Playbook and Life of Pi, to delve into the relationship between optimism and resilience.
Source: The Guardian
An interesting new study that shows how visual working memory can influence our perception of events.
Source: CT Insider
Young people in the Neighborhood Service Organization’s Youth Initiatives Project are making their voices heard. Find out how their student team work is supporting their teachers.
Every year in America, nearly 30 million people visit haunted houses and horror movies bring in over half a billion dollars at the theater. Why do people like to be scared? Watch this video with Margee Kerr about the biology and psychology of being scared—and why being scared can be a good thing.
Source: Live Science
Thanks to modern neuroscience, we can understand the brain processes that take place we encounter some visual illusions. Explore this collection of popular illusions and find out how they work.
Former field hospital beds are being
repurposed for Ukrainian refugees in Wales, an effort that allows more families
to stay together. Read about the impact this immigration has had on the Welsh
population and child bed poverty.
Environmental activism is hugely important, but so is mental
health. Learn how a courageous new wave of activists reconcile the two.