Kyle Johannsen

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The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

What is an astronomical unit?

Astronomers use astronomical units – or AU – to describe solar system distances. Definition of AU here. Also, mean distances in AU to prominent solar …

The Gadget That Could Transform Your Meetings

You won't ever need to type up notes again<p>Say goodbye to plain old pen and paper. On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Gregg Stebben hits the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and chats with Bryan Rodrigues, the vice president of marketing for Livescribe. The company's digital …

How to get a better seat the next time you fly

Everyone gripes about economy-class air travel, and sometimes with good reason. But here are ten strategies to fly in a bit more comfort.<p><b>1. Don't fall for the "only premium economy seats are available" ploy.</b><p>So you booked a fare on American, Delta, United or some other airline that has economy as …

How Companies Trick You into Thinking You’re Buying a Premium Product

Even as middle class consumers are tightening their budgets, companies are finding ways to tout “everyday luxury” products—from food to shampoo—that …

Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex

In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what he viewed as one of its greatest threats: the military-industrial complex composed of military contractors and lobbyists perpetuating war.<p>Eisenhower warned that "an immense military establishment …

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity<p>Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special …

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

Alas, there are no magic bullets for living to 100. "The best advice is still Michael Pollan's: 'Eat food, not too much,'" says Simin Nikbin Meydani, …

How To Make Your Very Own Legal Drug [Video]

Mike Power, author of Drugs 2.0, explains how simple it was to create a legal high.<p>"You can ban drugs, but you can't ban chemistry," Mike Power, author of <i>Drugs 2.0</i>, explains in this talk at the HIT Hot Topics Conference. And he gives a personal, investigative story to prove it.<p>Governments can …

Dips vs. Kickbacks: What's The Best Exercise For Stronger Triceps?

<i>By Jessica Matthews for Shape.com</i><p>Sporting strong, well-defined arms is a fitness aspiration of many, and to effectively target the triceps -- the muscles in the back of the upper arms -- many people find themselves torn between two common moves: bodyweight bench dips and dumbbell triceps kickbacks. …

Before we begin talking about the best Lat exercise, we should first establish a few things - namely, where our Latissimus Dorsi is located, how it’s attached, and what action it produces. This may seem unnecessary to some people - thinking they already know what the Lats do. But I believe once we've looked […]

Before we begin talking about the best Lat exercise, we should first establish a few things - namely, where our Latissimus Dorsi is located, how it’s …

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Here's what you need to know...<p>Getting good at the core lifts will have a huge carryover into everything else. Start light, progress slowly, and …

Larry Summers Gave An Amazing Speech On The Biggest Economic Problem Of Our Time

The speech is being widely praised (by Krugman and others) for being a brilliant and thorough elucidation of an issue that's underdiscussed.<p>Over the past 50 years, the Federal Reserve has cut short-term interest rates during recessions to spur economic growth, but a new problem has arisen …

Where Did Humans Come From?

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

This Incredible Video Shows You How To Cover Up Acne

<i>In our series YouTube Beauty Tutorials Of The Week, we are sharing the most transformative how-to videos on everything from hair and skincare to makeup and nails.</i><p><b>The skill:</b> Acne coverage<p><b>The key to success:</b> When using powder to mattify and set your makeup, it's crucial to apply with a dabbing motion …

What Sound Does A Fox Really Make?

A Norwegian dance-pop song called "The Fox" asks the question: the cow goes moo, the duck goes quack, but what sound does the fox make? We have the answer!<p>A music video from a Norwegian duo called Ylvis is primed to, as the<p>kidsmarketers say, "go viral," because it is catchy and weird and foreign …

8 Things That Can Make You Smarter

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Annie Murphy Paul<p><b>'The science of learning' sheds new light on ways to keep expanding intelligence</b><p>In “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” the poet Wallace Stevens takes something familiar -- an ordinary blackbird -- and by looking at it from many different …

How To Become Invisible To The NSA's Domestic Spying Program

According to the original report that brought PRISM to public attention, the nine companies that "participate knowingly" with the NSA are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.<p>Zhong's approach is to replace your workflow with open-source tools that aren't …

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …