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7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Suspended – Medium

Travel Tools I Use to Learn, Work and Play Anywhere in the World

I often get asked what apps, services and travel tools I use to work, learn, plan, play, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

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This paper examines how ambient noise, an important environmental variable, can affect creativity. Results from five experiments demonstrate that a moderate (70...

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Most Candles are as Toxic as Cigarettes. The Candles You Should Use!

People with asthma can have increased respiratory difficulty around burning paraffin candles and can be as dangerous as second hand smoke.<p>When …

There's a Surprisingly Awesome Reason For The Holes on The Top of Pen Caps

Genius.<p>Sometimes, science is all about the mind-aching big picture. Like the idea that our Universe is just a giant hologram, or that we're on the …

Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Why patients blame the weather for their aching joints

In 1982, at a nursing station in the frozen Canadian town of Davis Inlet, a young medical student made a troubling observation about arthritis.<p>“On …

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why Your Joints Ache When It Rains

There are some health-related myths that just refuse to go away: sugar making kids hyper, learning styles, women’s periods syncing up when they live …

Massive marijuana report reveals drug's many health effects

There's been no shortage of studies conducted over the years on the effects of marijuana use. But the focus of those studies can be as varied as …

The detoxing soup you can make in 20 minutes flat

It’s mid-January and the urge might be to abandon all New Year’s resolutions. (Hey, been there, done that—or, you know, <i>not</i> done that.) But resist: …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

9 Ways Feng Shui Can Transform Your Bedroom

"Feng Shui Detective" Catherine Brophy shares her dos and don'ts for stress-free sleeping quarters.<p>Despite your best efforts to make your bedroom a serenity sanctuary, life often gets in the way. It's easy to let decorating goals slip away and just accept your room the way it is, but if you're …

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Troubling examples of ‘pseudoscience’ at the Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic is one of America’s premier medical institutions, consistently ranked at the very top of the nation’s best hospitals. I have little doubt that those rankings are well-deserved and that the care its staff provides to patients is reliably excellent. Were I in Ohio, I’d gladly …

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Did media literacy backfire?

Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are calling for an increased commitment to media literacy programs. Others are clamoring for solutions that focus on expert fact-checking and labeling. Both of these …

These Simple Laws Explain How the World Works

Bubbles, toasters, and the internet—most aspects of everyday life are influenced by physics.<p>Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen faced many hardships on their treks to the South Pole, from frostbite to snow blindness. Few biographies, though, mention that much of their misery was caused by the ideal gas …

Physics

10 of the Best Psychology and Brain Science Studies of 2016

There were many great breakthroughs in the world of psychology and brain science studies throughout 2016, but together is a list of 10 that we feel …

Cough syrup is basically useless for your cold

If you come down with a cold this winter, don’t bother trekking to the pharmacy for cough syrup.<p>Researchers from the American Chemical Society claim …

How to Evaluate Information in the Era of Fake News

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation.<p>Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964—the day Luther …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Eat Foods With MSG

By Michelle Schoffro Cook<p>MSG by any other name would still be just as harmful. When most people hear the name monosodium glutamate or MSG, they …

Wellness

23 Surprising Weight-Loss Tips That Are Actually Doable

RIP elimination diets, quick fixes, and detoxes.

Data Visualization Projects – 10 Splendid Examples

The first thing that springs to mind when it comes to <b>data visualization</b> is, of course, infographics. This sort of visual representation that, as a …

What we really need to know about fake health news

Fake news has been in the real news recently because of what we have learnt of the media consumption habits of many Donald Trump supporters. As we …

Fake News

New study uncovers links between geometrical shapes and perceived sacredness

A new study in the journal <i>Perception</i> has examined what geometrical shapes and environmental factors people associate with sacredness.<p>The study of 137 …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

No Religion?

The recent British Social Attitudes Survey shows that more people now regard themselves as having no religion than being Christian. <i>The Guardian</i> today …

Christian rock star comes out, sees 'absolutely no conflict' in being gay 'and following Jesus'

For 15 years, Trey Pearson has been the lead singer of Everyday Sunday, a popular Christian rock band that has sold about 250,000 records, toured the …

Let's Tackle a Classic, Wicked Physics Problem. It'll Be Fun—Promise

Here is classic (and difficult) physics problem that poses an interesting question:<p>Take two points in space, Point 1 and Point 2. What is the path …

Mathematics