Manoush Zomorodi

What's happening in this bored young woman's brain? Scientists aren't totally sure, but suspect that it is mostly beneficial

One woman’s plan to take your creativity back from your phone — by making you bored


In our last installment of How Our Devices Are Warping Our Brains, we looked at the relationship between device use and sleep. Now, we examine the relationship between phone dependence and creativity. Put your phone away and let your mind do whatever it feels like doing for a while. You could be surprised by the result.

People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo

This is why you should leave racists in your Facebook feed

Airline meal

Now you can have airline food without leaving the ground

Global Scan
A commuter reads on a Kindle e-reader while riding the subway in Cambridge, Mass. Neuroscience says the way his brain treats reading on the Kindle is different than the way the brain processes the newspaper next to him.

Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren’t the same thing