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23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media

Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds<p>You can use Pablo right from the …

29 Free Writing Tools and Resources

While improved technology and empowered customers have heralded the rise of content marketing, the importance of communicating well with others is as …

Infographics

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.<p>Serotonin was supposed to be our friend. Though often referred to by science blogs as the "happiness hormone," in recent years, serotonin's role in making us happy has come into question.<p>If you've ever taken selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors …

Neuroscience

Why Does Thinking Hard Make You Tired?

After studying or taking a test, do you ever get tired? Why do we get sleepy after thinking hard?<p><b>Related on TestTube:</b><b><br>5 Ways Scientists Can Look Into</b> …

The Brain

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says

Last month, geographer Richard Heede received a subpoena from Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House of Representatives Committee …

Climate

Why experts get it wrong: being knowledgeable about a subject implants false memories

Experts are more likely to make mistakes about their specialist subject because knowing a lot about something doubles the risk of false memories, scientists have found.<p>Researchers at University College Dublin asked 489 people to rank seven topics, including football, politics and science from most …

The One Thing That is a Better Indicator of Success Than Talent (According to Science)

The trait that takes you from average to spectacular is not your IQ.<p>You are unique, and so is everyone else. Success means a lot to every person. It's a weighted combination of power, status, money, family, and work. You can define success in your own terms, because what brings you fulfillment and …

This Interactive Game Is The Reason My Daughter (Finally) Likes Science

Maybe video games have a bigger role in STEM education than we thought.<p>When I watched kids play the intergalactic science adventure game Blue Apprentice in a video I could almost see the neural connections forming in their brain.<p>So I put it to the test on my seven-year-old daughter (who would …

Education Technology

Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes

Most of us think of microbes as germs to be feared and killed. In fact they hold the key to improving our health – and may be the key to tackling obesity<p>‘So, what’s in the thermos?” I asked.<p>I was standing in a lift at Washington University in St Louis, with Professor Jeff Gordon and two of his …

Blame Your Genes For Your Coffee Addiction

Some people can’t start the day without a piping hot cup of coffee (or two, or three). Now, scientists have identified a gene that may explain why …

The Science Behind How We Convince Ourselves To Do Hard And Boring Tasks

Science proves the obvious (as usual). It’s easier to get hard things done when you’re in a good mood.<p>We’re all familiar with the hedonic principle, in which we avoid pain and seek out enjoyable experiences. It’s what makes you read Twitter when you should be working, or watch Netflix instead of …

Happiness

What would happen if all animals were as smart as us

If every species on the planet were suddenly equally intelligent, would we cooperate or fight? Rachel Nuwer explores this hypothetical survival of the fittest scenario.<p>In Planet of the Apes, a man finds himself in a world governed by hyper-intelligent primates that lord over enslaved human …

Singularity

Dangers lurking in the permafrost | DW Environment | DW | 05.08.2016

More than 20 people were recently sickened by anthrax in Siberia. It's thought a heat wave thawed permafrost there, releasing the bacteria. What else …