Biblical-era jug discovered in Mediterranean Sea
By: Leigh Goessl
Osnat Lester, who lives in a village near the Sea of Galilee, received a remarkable inheritance from a relative of hers who was a fisherman for many years. As the man went about his work day fishing in the Mediterranean Sea, he apparently amassed quite...
The line between stress and mental disorders
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
The line between stress and a mental disorder is much like the one that exists between neurosis and psychosis. Just as we all experience some form of neurotic behavior from time to time, we all experience stress as well. And while neurosis does not always...
Experimental and control groups explained
By: Lesley Hebert
In all scientific disciplines from physics to psychology, experimental design is a cornerstone of the scientific method. Investigators formulate a hypothesis and then test it through experiments which are carefully designed to be replicable by other researchers and to yield statistically provable results. These goals...
The difference between psychosis and neurosis
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
Psychosis and neurosis are two psychological terms that are often used incorrectly in contemporary society. It is not uncommon to hear a young person exclaim, "My mother is so neurotic! She just doesn't know when to stop harping." "Going all psychotic" is an equally...
Book reviews: Imagine, How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer
By: Tucker Lieberman
When Jonah Lehrer's third book, "Imagine: How Creativity Works," imploded and took its author down with it, it had already sold hundreds of thousands of copies during the first half of 2012. The book has some merits despite Lehrer's admitted partial fabrication of its...
Richard III dig: Richard Buckley nominated as archaeologist of the year
By: Leigh Goessl
The year 2013 was a pretty exciting year for archaeology with many incredible finds being made. These included ancient cave paintings in Mexico, 3,700-year-old wine jars in Israel, various shipwrecks resting in ocean sea beds, and a remarkably preserved Roman eagle statue unearthed in...
Living alone
By: Sun Meilan
There are both advantages and disadvantages to living alone. There is no doubt that it suits some people much better than others. Those who enjoy their own company may prefer it to living with someone else; whereas those who need regular company may find that...
How to stop being so defensive
By: Carol Gioia
Do you react defensively at any hint of criticism? When someone disagrees with you, do you find it difficult to accept his opinion as simply different from your own, or do you feel the need to debate the subject into the ground in an effort...
First-ever Hasmonean structure found in Jerusalem
By: Robin Lamb
More than a century of dedicated archaeological study has yielded some tantalising clues about Hasmonean-era Jerusalem (ca. 140-37 B.C.E.) but until now there have been no Hasmonean structures uncovered in the ancient city. In recent months, however, a team of researchers working...
By: Christine Zibas
Dating to the 19th century, the Positivist School of criminology was born of the scientific age, and replaced the Classical School of thought. The Classical School relied on social philosophy and meted out punishment based on the crime committed as a deterrent to criminal behavior...

 

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