Steph Rodarte

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3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Nanotech

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

World Animal Protection has responded to the desperate plea to save two 20-year old bears from years of confinement in a barren cage in the 'Olympic …

Melbourne Tried to Have a Tomato Festival and It Was a Violent Mess

I saw a guy almost blinded when his glasses were smashed. I saw a kid in a tiger suit crying on the ground. I saw a woman struggling to pick herself up among the fury of legs and arms. I saw things I'll never unsee.<p>La Tomatina is a Spanish festival where tourists throw tomatoes at each other and …

Horse Racing (Australia)

Why Are People Seeing Different Colors In That Damn Dress?

Is it an optical illusion? Rods and cones? Monitor settings? We found a few neuroscientists to weigh in, and, unsurprisingly, they pointed to the brain.<p>You can take our poll here. So far, about three-quarters of respondents see white and gold.<p>But why are people seeing such wildly different colors? …

Is that blue/black or gold/white dress revealing the politics of perception?

<b>The above photograph is the subject of a legal complaint made on behalf of Cecilia Bleasdale.</b><p>The way we see the colours of that dress (‘What color is the dress? Question of perception captivates the internet, theguardian.com, 27 February) might be interesting politically. Could it be that those who …

Dressgate: the science of why THAT blue dress looks white

It has divided a nation. How can a blue and black dress look white to some people? Science has the answer<p>Not since the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing her Sarah Burton designed wedding outfit has social media been <b>so obsessed with one dress</b>.<p>Is this Roman Originals bodycon shift white or …

The Brain

Why People See That Dress Differently: Your Brain Creates Its Own Color Palette

The most striking thing about the Dress That Ate The Internet is that no one has come up with a definitive explanation for why some people see the colors one way (white and gold) and others another (blue and black). The dress is actually blue and black, but most people don’t see the photo that way. …

Humanity

Why our brains see the black and blue dress as white and gold

Have you seen this dress? Depending on whom you ask, it might be black and blue or white and gold.<p>Tumblr/Swiked<p>The debate, which started after a photo of the dress was posted on Tumblr, has raised some obvious scientific questions about why people are seeing the dress in different colours. Experts …

The Brain

Scientists are just as obsessed with #thedress as you are: Here's why

If you can't stop thinking about the divisive dress that appears blue and black to some and white and gold to others, you are not alone: Scientists who study visual illusions have been dazzled by it too.<p>"The whole field was discussing it on Facebook this morning," said Arthur Shapiro, director of …

The Brain