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Brain scans show fathers respond differently to daughters than sons

An early review notes that in the United States, parents — especially fathers — have shown a strong preference for sons. Fathers also tend to spend more time with sons than with daughters. Yet when it comes to fathers and...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans. The experiments, reported in the journal Science, may...

source: The New York Times

Most people think of Sigmund Freud as a psychologist or a psychiatrist. But he was neither. He was trained as a neuroscientist and went on to create a new discipline that he called "psychoanalysis." But Freud should also be thought of as a philosopher – and a deeply...

source: Aeon

You've probably met people who are experts at mastering their emotions and understanding the emotions of others. When all hell breaks loose, somehow these individuals remain calm. They know what to say and do when their boss is moody or their lover is upset. It's no wonder...

source: Nautilus

For centuries they have gathered dust on the shelves of a library marooned in a rocky patch of Egyptian desert, their secrets lost in time. But now a collection of enigmatic manuscripts, carefully stored behind the walls of a 1,500-year-old...

source: The Atlantic

It's usually bad news to have something growing on your skin, but new technology uses that all important layer as a sort of garden to "grow" whatever types of cells your body might need to treat an injury or disease, be it in a limb or even the brain. Researchers at the...

source: CNET

What does brilliant writing look like? Check out Mensans' best works – five decades of poignant...

source: American Mensa


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