Diet and exercise can shape how your mind ages

Dementia is a condition that many of us are all too familiar with within friends and family. Dementia itself is a blanket term that describes several conditions including a decline in thinking skills, memory loss, and altered behavior, feelings and relationships. In contrast, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and occurs in […]

‘The Light Ages’ illuminates the science of the so-called Dark Ages


The Light AgesSeb FalkW.W. Norton & Co., $30 A long-standing myth about medieval history is that the Middle Ages were intellectually dark. Science supposedly took a hiatus between the demise of Rome and the rise of Copernican astronomy and Galileo’s physics, some superficial accounts suggest. “The medieval reality, however, is a Light Age of scientific […]

Best dinosaur toys for all ages

Does anything go together better than kids and dinosaurs? If you’ve got a youngster in your life who loves these prehistoric beasts, we have suggestions for toys that will spark their imagination and curiosity. We’ve focused on toys with proven STEM-learning benefits, such as opportunities for open-ended play and spatial reasoning. And for the sake […]