Ian Crane

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Bill Gates is determined to keep low-income students in school

The U.S. has a dropout problem, and Bill Gates isn't having it.<p>In a blog post published last week, the Microsoft co-founder referred to America's …

Bill Gates

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

Self-help

US researchers observe black hole taking more than a decade to eat star

A US researcher has noticed a black hole taking more than a decade to devour a star. Most black holes only require one year to eat stars.<p>University …

On the Subject of Getting High.

<b>Human beings have been altering</b> their consciousness from the beginning of recorded history. Through ritual, ceremony, communing with nature, fasting, …

Existentialism

Artificial Intelligence is Helping Restore Vision

Microsoft Cares for Eyecare<p>According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 285 million people are visually impaired, with 39 million living …