UC Santa Cruz autism child

Autistic people want to socialize — they just may show it differently

Research on social signals in autism suggests new ways to meet their needs.

Republicans and Democrats agree on climate change — they just don't realize it

The key to fixing climate change isn't convincing people it's real: it's getting them to choose policy over party.

Whitewater rafting paddle

Nature is proving to be awesome medicine for PTSD

The awe we feel in nature can dramatically reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Thank Instagram and Snapchat for your fading memories

Documenting your life may come at the cost of actually being able to remember it.

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Spiders vs. scorpions

Spider fear is one of the most well-studied phobias, but a new study shows people are more afraid of scorpions.

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Opioid crisis: This doctor’s street-level views could change the course of the epidemic

UCSF's Daniel Ciccarone explores opioid use up close to try to stem the rising tide of overdoses.

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What it means to be moved by love

There are universal sensations when we are moved by love, including goosebumps, tears and tenderness.

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Does pain expected equal pain felt? Ask a kid

A science-backed strategy can help calm your kid before their next blood draw or shot.

Sequoia Thompson UCLA

Bus driver turned UCLA graduate steers life in new direction

Sequoia Thompson follows her dream of becoming a clinical psychologist and working with queer black youth.

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Michael Pollan, on science, psychedelics and the human mind

The UC Berkeley professor talks his ‘trip’ through a whole new world on a new podcast.

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