Recent converging studies are showing that liberals tend to have a larger and/or more active anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC—useful in detecting and judging conflict and error—and conservatives are more likely to have an enlarged amygdala, where the development and storage of emotional memories takes place. More than one study has shown these same results, which is why I felt it was worth investigating.
RIP Stephen Hawking, the only person in Star Trek to star as himself. Diagnosed with ALS in 1963, he was given 2 years to live. He survived 55 more years. As a kid, I read 2 of his books (I even understood some of it!) and will never be able to thank him enough.
Like Americans in many other religious groups, a substantial share of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But, unlike some other faiths, Islam gains about as many converts as it loses.