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The Fascinating Reason Why Liars Keep On Lying

Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes …

Psychology

Turns Out, Counting on Your Fingers Makes You Smarter

Children who have better perception of their hands tend to be more skilled at math, research shows.<p>Have you ever noticed children secretly counting on their fingers?<p>If so, tell them they can pull their hands from beneath the table. Although many people discourage finger counting for fear it impedes …

Mathematics

The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

24 Ways to Boost Your Intelligence Every Day

As neuroscience has advanced, we’ve learned we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In fact, …

Framing

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

Singularity