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Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?

AUTHOR: Nicholas R. Longrich, Senior Lecturer in Paleontology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Bath READER QUESTION: If humans don’t die out in a climate apocalypse or asteroid impact in the next 10,000 years, are we likely to evolve further into a more advanced species than what we are at the moment? Harry Bonas, 57, NigeriaContinue reading “Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?”

Science changes – and so should rational behaviour

This article is republished from The Conversation (24/11/2021) under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Ruth Stewart, University of Johannesburg and Carina van Rooyen, University of Johannesburg The world around us, and the way researchers study and understand it, changes all the time. The constant change means that what we know through scienceContinue reading “Science changes – and so should rational behaviour”

Sexual Orientation

Frederik B O Nel April 2019 1       Introduction Discussing sexual orientation can be a lot more complex than allowed for by the time and space available today. We are confronted with acronyms like LGBTI+ LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning), which already shows us how complicated sexual orientation is – even for thoseContinue reading “Sexual Orientation”

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Anxiety_stop censoring yourself and learn to lose – Olivia Remes

Anxiety: stop censoring yourself and learn to lose Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health problems today. In fact, four out of every 100 people around the world have one, and research my colleagues andContinue reading “Anxiety_stop censoring yourself and learn to lose – Olivia Remes”

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity World Religion Day Sunday 11th February 2018(hosted by George Baha’) I thank you for the invitation to say a few words on the topic: Unity in Diversity. Diversity is a given, and can be found in the whole of creation. Biologists classify organisms into genus, species and family. We, as humans, areContinue reading “Unity in Diversity”

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How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination?

Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina and Mitzi Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina As the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 took hold across the globe in late 2021, it became readily apparent that the pandemic had entered a new phase. Having experienced a previous COVID-19 infection or being vaccinated still left many people wondering how vulnerableContinue reading “How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination?”

DEEP SLEEP GIVES YOUR BRAIN A DEEP CLEAN

By SIMON MAKIN on November 1, 2019 (Scientific American: scientific.com) Why sleep has restorative—or damaging—effects on cognition and brain health has been an enduring mystery in biology. Researchers think cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may flush toxic waste out, “cleaning” the brain and studies have shown that garbage clearance is hugely improved during sleep. They were not sure exactly how all thisContinue reading “DEEP SLEEP GIVES YOUR BRAIN A DEEP CLEAN”

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A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST

A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST Author: Deb Dana (psychotherapynetworker.org The fundamental premise of Polyvagal Theory is that human beings need safety, and our biology is fiercely devoted to keeping us out of harm’s way. As most therapists know, the body’s rapid-response survival system is orchestrated by our autonomic nervous system (ANS). ToContinue reading “A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST”

A neuroscientist who studies decision­ making reveals the most important choice you can make

“The most important decision is who you surround yourself with” This article is published in collaboration with Business insider 04 Aug 2017; Chris Weller Ideas Reporter, Business Insider According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the surest way to maximize happiness has nothing to doContinue reading “A neuroscientist who studies decision­ making reveals the most important choice you can make”

Why you could use a life coach

WHY YOU COULD USE A LIFE COACH? Frederik B O Nel 2019 Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. (Tim Gallwey) Through the facilitation of a life coach you can discover/ rediscover what your dreams are about your future. Build yourContinue reading “Why you could use a life coach”

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