Could the “overview effect” calm political polarization? This paper makes a case for teaching emotional regulation in schools and looking at the Earth from space. The author explains this would help us all become emotionally capable individuals who could engage in conversations with people different from us, with empathy and respect.

Have you ever been angered by someone else’s opinion? Did you understand where the person was coming from before disagreeing? Here’s how @sanjoymarcel thinks we could cool things down a bit. #palebluedot #lookupandlookin article by Aditi Sharma.

How PTSD messes with your brain’s memory centers Subjects with PTSD show increased involuntary memory recollection and decreased new information processing.

Ever feel like you can’t control your own memories? Suffer from too many unwanted recollections, and too little access to important information? Post-traumatic stress affects your ability to form new memories and retrieve old ones! #ptsd #adhd #flashbacks #posttraumaticstressdisorder #memory

Cortisol, not testosterone, can help you get a date Study finds that increased cortisol before, but not during, a speed-dating event makes men more popular with women. It depends on timing.

A new study finds that higher cortisol levels before, but not during, a speed-dating event makes men more popular with women. It depends on timing.

Is humanity ready to live in space? To live in space, we will need inter-generational cooperation to pull it off, and perhaps a sense of altruism for the future. We may be up to the technical challenge, but what about the sociopolitical challenges?

This article explores incentives for projects spanning millennia, and determines which of those incentives would provide the most successful approach.

Chronically trapped in your own negative thoughts? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is linked with a penchant for unshakable negative inner dialogues and intrusive thought patterns that just won’t quit.

Our understanding of trauma’s effects on mental health continues to increase. #trauma #rumination #mentalhealthawareness

Do humans need to be altruistic to make it to Mars? Altruism is selfless action for the well-being of others. Philosophical ideas suggest that the vision of space settlement can be achieved by coordinated altruism over a long time.

Altruism, in principle, is selfless action for the well-being of others. Altruism may help us achieve our space exploration goals. Space agencies like NASA, SpaceX, and ESA  are funding new projects to commercialize asteroids, the Moon, and Mars. These projects READ MORE

How would we establish a society on Mars? Humans are not built for Mars. Or rather, Mars isn't built for us. Understanding the sacrifices such a massive undertaking needs is important to its success.

We aren’t that far off from Mars colonies. But humans are not built for Mars. Or rather, Mars isn’t built for us, yet. Understanding the sacrifices such a massive undertaking needs is important to its success.

Spend a lot of time online? It may affect your sleep. In a study conducted by Taiwanese scientists with female college students, they showed that internet addiction has a negative impact on sleep quality.

In a study conducted by Taiwanese scientists with female college students, they showed that internet addiction has a negative impact on sleep quality.

Dogs have a rebellious teenage phase just like humans The first evidence of dogs going through emotional changes during puberty has been discovered. They are more likely to disobey orders from their dog-parents and be more difficult to train. Behavior does improve after puberty when dogs reach 12 months of age.

Just like humans, dogs can act like rebellious teens during puberty. They may even be too busy with their ‘ruff’ life to listen to dog-parents! #dogparents #dogsoftwitter #animals

People with social anxiety may struggle to remember good experiences A recent study asked participants to read social and non-social situations and found that positive social memories are harder to recall in individuals who suffer from higher levels of social anxiety.

A recent study found that positive social memories are harder to recall in individuals who suffer from higher levels of social anxiety.