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How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

Coconut Broccoli Soup Recipe - 101 Cookbooks

For the time being the QUITOKEETO studio has no kitchen. It has a warhorse of a sink with two of the legs truncated, but that's about it. If we want …

Soup

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel C. Dennett<p>Thinking is hard - yet barely a waking moment passes when we're not labouring away at it. A few of us may be natural geniuses, able to work through the toughest tangles in an instant; others, blessed with reserves of willpower, stay the course in the dogged pursuit of …

Unweaving the Rainbow

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds.<p>Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been …

This Will Make You Smarter

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>Over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better.<p>Includes contributions from:<b><br>Richard Dawkins, Stephen Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Clay Shirky,</b> …

Alex Through the Looking Glass

• <b>Author:</b> Alex Bellos<p>From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with …

Can technology kill off the exam?

We have the technology to get rid of final exams and assess students differently, says Colin Barras, but are we ready yet?<p>Major exams are the bane of many a student’s life. They represent a one-off chance to scribble months or years of learning onto paper, and can make or break future career …

Education

Homeopathic drug company caught putting actual drugs in its remedies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knocked the stuffing out of homeopathic drug company Terra-Medica last week, when the regulatory agency announced that a number of its "natural" remedies contained actual drugs.<p>According to<i>Wired UK</i>, the FDA found that 56 lots of the company's drugs …

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Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

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Flim-Flam!

• <b>Author:</b> James Randi<p>In this book, Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have …

The Norm Chronicles

• <b>Author:</b> David Spiegelhalter & Michael Blastland<p>Meet Norm. He's 31, 5'9", just over 13 stone, and works a 39 hour week. He likes a drink, doesn't do enough exercise and occasionally treats himself to a bar of chocolate (milk). He's a pretty average kind of guy. In fact, he is <i>the</i> average guy in this …

Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

1<p>SHARES<p><i>A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.</i><p>New research finds that eating half an avocado at lunchtime helps overweight people feel …

Los Angeles

The Week in Review: Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty

Inside Flipboard / January 10, 2014<p>The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which just completed its 2014 run in Las Vegas, was full of gadgets—some …

Hope For The Broken Hearted