Monica Ferrer

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This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Consciousness

Top 10 science and tech books for October: from Brian Cox and wacky Mother Nature to space and pizza

<b>Human Universe</b> <b><br>Brian Cox</b><p>Humans might just be a lump of space dust but Cox’s appreciation of the unlikeliness of being makes this a celebration of life on earth.<p><b>The Quantum Moment, How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty</b><b><br>Robert P.Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber</b><p>How …

Six new ways to teach children more effectively

Six groundbreaking new projects will aim to discover how neuroscience can help pupils learn more effectively in the classroom. Here are the experiments:<p><b>Learning Counterintutive Concepts, Birkbeck University of London</b><p>Around 9,000 pupils across 100 primary schools in London, the North West and the …

University of London

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

The Brilliant Ten of 2014

For the 13th year, Popular Science honors the brightest young minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world.<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> goes through a six-month selection process to identify the most inspired young scientists and engineers—researchers whose ideas will transform the future. Here …

China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

David Shukman<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043655_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526787950_8bc86105cc57c870814e418ab73e04c4<p><b>You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China.</b><p>Feeding time …

Pigs

Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find Out

Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a "Matrix"-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram.<p>The Holometer experiment is the result of years of work by particle …

Physics

Found: The Part Of The Mouse Brain That Motivates Exercise

Plus, how can you tell if a mouse is depressed?<p>A team of researchers has found a part of the brain that controls how motivated mice are to exercise, according to a new study.<p>The researchers created genetically modified mice that lacked neurons in the dorsal medial portion of a region of the brain …

Neuroscience

Depression therapy could help cancer patient fight illness

Three quarters of cancer patients who suffer from depression are not offered any treatement, a study by Oxford and Edinburgh universities has found<p>Hundreds of cancer patients could be dying early or enduring needless pain and anxiety because they are not treated for depression, health experts have …

Depression

Mental health stigma hasn't gone away

In the Observer last Sunday, Elizabeth Day wrote an article questioning whether there was still a stigma surrounding mental illness. Her reasoning was that because there has been an outpouring of stories about depression in the wake of Robin Williams’ death, we’re all fully tuned in to the nuances …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 167<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …