Jake Griner

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10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

‘What’s a uterus?’ Health illiteracy could be the death of us

As a doctor I meet women who believe gynaecological cancer can be caused by promiscuity, and people who don’t know how to take their pills. Education is the remedy<p>It was late afternoon when I walked in to rescue my intern from a heated conversation with a man demanding antibiotics.<p>“Lifelong …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Robin Williams

The best shows on Amazon Prime right now (September 2018)

Amazon’s Prime Video service has come a long way since it first started offering free movies and TV shows to Prime members years ago. What was once a …

TV

13 of the best graduation speeches of all time

While certainly there's room for debate (was Stephen Colbert's speech at Northwestern really better than the one he gave at Knox College?), we've culled the best-of lists to put together a guide to our favorites.<p>From Steve Jobs to Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut to John F. Kennedy, here are the …

Stephen Colbert

Why Small Colleges Are Great For Science Students

Today is the first of several Accepted Students Days at Union College, where I’m a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (and, for my sins, the current department chair…). As such, I’m thinking a bit about how to sell the school to students, which is something I’ve written about …

Williams College

Best medical science images of 2015

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Arguments aren't logical. To win them, you have to understand people.<p>We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.<p>1. Be civil.<p>Contrary to what your debate coach said, arguments …

Targeting physician salaries: I speak for the ten-percenters

19K Shares<p>I’m a cardiologist. But if you believe the news, you will assume my entire medical specialty is shady and full of morally suspect …

Inside the Porsche factory at Zuffenhausen

Ahead of this week's annual press conference, the media was allowed to tour the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. Take a look inside the place where the beloved sports cars are made.<p>Ahead of this week's annual press conference, the media was allowed to tour the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. Take a look …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did It

At 31 years of age, Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT. Here's an inside look at a company meeting, and what you can learn from it.<p>Brilliant. Passionate. Overbearing. Impatient.<p>Steve Jobs's management style has been described in many ways, both positive and negative. Love him or hate him, …

Congrats Young Scientists, You Face The Worst Research Funding In 50 Years

WASHINGTON -- Young scientists entering biomedical research find themselves in the worst financial environment in a half a century, the head of the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday.<p>In an appearance before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Dr. Francis Collins …

4 reasons to care about Clinton's personal email

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's recent controversy over using a personal email address while at the State Department has many Republicans and political watchers suffering flashbacks to the 90s and the days of Whitewater, cattle futures, Travelgate and parsed words about President Bill …

Hillary Clinton

Chinese Scientists Prove Chemistry Can Be Beautiful [Video]

One of 10 award-winning visualizations from the 2015 Vizzies<p>For many, the phrase “chemical reactions” conjures memories of tedious laboratory work and equations scribbled on exams. But Yan Liang, a professor at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, sees art in the basic …

Texas nurse who contracted Ebola sues hospital company

<b>(CNN) —</b> She was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's suing the hospital where she got infected.<p>Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, filed a lawsuit Monday against the hospital's parent company, Texas Health Resources. She claims the …

Ebola

The future of driverless cars is being shaped by a modified Land Rover

There's no single blueprint for building a self-driving car. Certain components have become standard fare, such as laser-powered LIDAR sensors, but there's no definitive design just yet. We've seen some polished prototypes already, including the Lutz Pathfinder pod and Google's bubbly little motor, …

Autonomous Cars

10 Amazing Photos Of The Human Body Under A Microscope

Some of these photos are artistic, others are terrifying.<p>Colin Salter's new book, <i>Science is Beautiful</i> (Batsford, 2015), shows us some amazing images of the human body under a microscope. When the photos are colorized they look like masterpieces of art. Check them out below:<p>Reprinted with permission …

30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital

Our annual list of the best-and-brightest in healthcare and science was so dense that we decided it was time for a spin-out.<p>This year there are two lists: this one, for entrepreneurs who are changing the healthcare space, and a second for pure scientists, which you can find here.<p>The 30 Under 30 in …

Entrepreneurship

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Help cure Ebola by donating your smartphone's idle time

You know how your smartphone and computer just do nothing when you're not using them? You can now put those slackers to work in a noble cause: helping cure the Ebola virus. IBM's World Community Grid has teamed up with scientists from the Scripps Research Institute with the "Outsmart Ebola …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Electricity

Too many kids quit science because they don’t think they’re smart

For most students, science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects are not intuitive or easy. Learning in general—and STEM in particular—requires repeated trial and error, and a student’s lack of confidence can sometimes stand in her own way. And although teachers and parents may think …

Self-esteem

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

8 foods to help you sleep

According to a recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 63 percent of Americans say their sleep needs are not being met during the week. Whether your lack of shut-eye is due to a difficult job, a stressful environment or jet lag, not getting enough quality sleep can lead to serious health …

Stressed Girls Show Signs of Premature Aging

Otherwise healthy girls at high-risk for depression may be aging at a faster rate than their peers.<p>A new study shows the girls with a family history …

Guys Who Buy The iPhone 6 May Just Want To Hook Up

Peacocks have their extravagant plumage, bull elk their haunting bugle. And men? They have the iPhone 6.<p>At least that's the word from researchers at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany. Their new study of 352 men and women between the ages of 16 and 34 shows that guys who are single or in …