Scientists at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia have discovered how the brain works to help humans avoid distraction—a finding which researchers say may help them better understand and treat attention-deficit disorders such as ADHD and schizophrenia. Read more
Bullying in childhood may still affect its victims socially, physically and mentally decades after it occurs, concludes a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. It's the first study to focus on the impact of bullying beyond early adulthood. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.
One in three people may be more at risk of colorectal cancer if they eat processed meat, according to a large-scale analysis by scientists from the University of Southern California. Read more
- SLICE OF HISTORY
Expecting it to make a few extra dollars for a political organization run by her then husband, Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda releases a video titled “Jane Fonda’s Workout.” She has serious misgivings about the whole thing, figuring it could hurt her reputation as an actress. Not to mention that the video had been very much a low budget production—she had written the script while on a ski vacation, did her own hair and makeup and was filmed with a single camera. But not only does “Jane Fonda’s Workout” become wildly popular, it also launches an exercise phenomenon—working out at home while watching TV. It remains the best-selling video of all time. Read more