Posts Tagged ‘Guardian’

Sleep deprivation a ‘catastrophic’ health issue, expert warns

Humanity is in the midst of a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” that could have a severe impact on our health unless something is done at an institutional level to change things, a leading expert in the field warned Sunday during an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian. Matthew Walker, director of the Center for Human […]

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Have astronomers found the ‘missing link’ of black hole evolution?

Astronomers believe that they have discovered an enormous new black hole thought to be nearly 100,000 more massive than the sun near the center of the Milky Way, and it may be the first ever actual detection of a long-hypothesized-but-never-proven type of space-time phenomena. Writing in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers led […]

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Older fathers are more likely to have ‘geekier’ sons

Men who wait until they are older to have children are more likely to have sons who are “geeks,” meaning that they tend to be more intelligent, more focused, and more socially distant, according to new research published online Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The study was led by Magdalena Janecka from King’s College […]

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Guardian: Will religion survive when the space aliens land?

Yesterday, we heard from the people who think they know why we might never hear from alien civilizations. Today’s turn goes to Santhosh Mathew at the Guardian, who wonders if religion will survive if we do hear from them: The interaction with alien life is not just being discussed in the domain of philosophy any […]

Study claims your brain may be hard-wired for racism

The human brain may be hard-wired to pick up negative stereotypes regarding groups that tend to be portrayed unfavorably by the media, a neuroscientist from University College London and his colleagues reported in a recent edition of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. According to The Guardian and the Daily Mail, a group led by Dr. […]

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