How Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall

Enlarge Wikimedia Commons reader comments 16 Share this story Jane Goodall is an exceptional figure in many ways. Starting with no formal training and using controversial methods, she made astonishing breakthroughs in understanding the social behavior of chimpanzees and thus understanding ourselves. She managed to become an extremely rare species: a scientist who was also a […]

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Hearing voices? You might just be primed for it

Enlarge flickr user: David Wood reader comments 37 Share this story Hallucinations tend to be associated with psychosis, but the reality is more complicated than that. Some people who hear voices don’t suffer from other mental health problems, and the voices they hear aren’t distressing. These “non-clinical voice-hearers” provide an important opportunity to understand hallucinations […]

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Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a surprise payload—a Chinese experiment

reader comments 61 Share this story SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket takes off on Saturday evening, in Florida. Bill Ingalls/NASA The rocket boosted a Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station. And that Dragon carried a secret cargo. SpaceX The “secret” was an unannounced Chinese experiment. Bill Ingalls/NASA NASA is prohibited from working directly with China. […]

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