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Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

A group of high school students has made Martin Shkreli's $750-drug Daraprim for $2

To prove how much of a dick move that was, a group of high school students in Australia has now created 3.7 grams of Daraprim's active ingredient in their chemistry lab for just $20 - an amount that would sell in the US for between $35,000 and $110,000 at the current rate charged by Shkreli's …

High School

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

<i>Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are learning English.</i><p>Brains, brains, brains. One thing we've learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where our education system is …

Language Learning

Heavy cannabis use linked to thin bones and low weight, despite its ‘munchies’ reputation

Despite its reputation for causing “the munchies”, heavy use of cannabis has been linked to a reduction in body weight and thin bones that are more …

Cannabis
Chronic Disease

Meet the 21-year-old Instagram star who traveled to 50 countries in just 2 years

A mere five years later, he has been to a grand total of 65 countries, graduating early from UCLA to commit two years to intensive country-hopping. He visited 50 countries just in that span of time. Besides visiting more of the world than most people will ever have the chance to see, he has had …

Taj Mahal

Nintendo is now worth more than Sony thanks to 'Pokémon Go'

Pokémon, whoa.<p>Nintendo is now worth more than double what it was before the launch of <i>Pokémon Go</i>, as investors continue to drive up the price of the …

Pokémon Go

11 Tiny Habits That Reveal a Lot About Your Personality, According to Science | Inc.com

There are so many actions throughout your day that go unremembered--pulling off a few sheets of toilet paper, sending a quick email to a colleague, picking up toiletries at the drugstore.<p>But these small, seemingly insignificant behaviors can provide meaningful insights into your emotions, your …

Psychology

Working and Sleeping Late Are Bad for Your Health, Science Says

If you want to eat more veggies and exercise more, perhaps it's time to reset your morning alarm.<p>Starting off the day right can lead to increased productivity and focus throughout the day. This fact explains why we're suckers for listicles that divulge the morning habits of successful people. It …

Sleep

7 Signs You're Not Eating Enough Calories

Whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or gain more, calories matter. Yes, partially because they can affect your weight …

Nutrition

Neuroscience proves torturing terrorists won’t keep us safe

Seven years after US president Barack Obama put an end to his predecessor’s extreme CIA interrogation techniques, torture has re-entered American politics. Defying the position of the current CIA director as well as national and international law, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told CBS’s …

The Brain

The most violent cities in the world: Latin America dominates list with 41 countries in top 50

Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Brain

Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?

The stereotype of an avid marijuana smoker is not flattering: slow, unmotivated, a little bit dulled by all that weed. But the science to back up …

Cannabis

Bigger brains led to bigger bodies in our ancestors - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New research suggests that humans became the large-brained, large-bodied animals we are today because of natural selection to increase brain size. …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

12 Surprising Benefits of Learning a New Language That You’ll Experience

Learning a new language is a big deal.<p>You’re learning a completely new form of communication, and it enables you to communicate with people you never …

Why Goldman Sachs Is Betting Millions On Female Business Owners

Goldman Sachs is not the kind of firm to pass up a $300 billion dollar opportunity.<p>For women in the U.S. and abroad, access to capital remains a huge …

Entrepreneurship

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Harvard Business School

Mark Zuckerberg gives 20-minute speech in Chinese

Mark Zuckerberg just revealed the mission behind Facebook -- in Chinese.<p>The Facebook CEO shared his thoughts about the company's purpose in a 20-minute speech in Chinese that he gave while visiting Tsingua University in Beijing on Saturday.<p>In true Zuckerberg form, the milestone was accompanied by a …

Mark Zuckerberg