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Learn to live with rejection

Want to stop feeling hurt when someone says no? You might like to consider the challenge of rejection therapy, writes Andrew Lloyd. In 2012, 30-year-old Jia Jiang approached a stranger and asked if he could borrow $100. "No" was the!--break-->…

What is Connectome?

IntroductionWhat is the connectome?The Human Connectome ProjectThe historical context of the HCPRecent advances in connectomicsReferencesFurther reading The connectome is a structural map of the brain. Our current understanding of this…

The Djokovic saga

When I was 18, my older sister went out with a local tennis pro. One afternoon he came to our house in Genoa with a silver trophy praising a 16-year-old prodigy he had played at the tournament. "Simon," he said with eyes as wide as tennis…

Do animals fall in love?

If love is life's greatest mystery, then perhaps its second greatest mystery is whether only humans experience it. We're talking lovebirds and puppy love, but biologists are cautioned against anthropomorphizing their animal subjects and…