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An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

These 6 Easy Steps Can Debunk Any Climate Science Denier

Go on, give it a try!<p>A team of researchers has put a straight-forward critical thinking process to the test on 42 common climate science denier …

A Pet Crayfish Can Clone Itself, and It's Spreading Around the World

“We’re being invaded by an army of clones.”<p>No one knows exactly when the clones first appeared, but humans only became aware of them in the early 2000s.<p>It was a German aquarium owner who first brought it to scientists’ attention. In 1995, he had acquired a bag of “Texas crayfish” from an American …

Biology

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Would you wear a leather jacket grown in a lab?

It’s hard to place a finger on what makes leather so alluring. Perhaps it’s the unique supple strength, the timeless chic, or the primal intimacy of donning animal skin. The highly-coveted material is used across the fashion, automotive, and interior design industries, and it tops the charts as one …

Human Rights

TV networks hiking ad rates for shows Trump watches

MSNBC and Fox News are capitalizing on President Donald Trump’s TV watching habits, dramatically increasing issue-advocacy advertising rates in recent weeks as companies and outside groups try to influence Trump and his top lieutenants.<p>The ad rates for “Morning Joe” have more than doubled …

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Science

Study: real facts can beat 'alternative facts' if boosted by inoculation | Dana Nuccitelli

In our current “post-truth” climate, inoculation may provide the key to making facts matter again<p>It’s fitting that as Donald Trump continues to flirt with anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, inoculation may provide the key to effectively debunking this sort of misinformation.<p>That’s the finding of a …

How to Unearth Embarrassing Tweets by Your Enemies

The discovery of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s old tweets lit up Twitter over the weekend almost as much as the Nazi getting punched. …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Psychologists Have Discovered a Way to 'Inoculate' People Against Fake News

Researchers found that people are generally better at recognizing fake news once they understand how it's generated and used to manipulate people.<p>Thanks to a presidential administration that defends "alternative facts" as something other than just a synonym for lies, fake news and the intentional …

The Surprising Way Jet Lag Impacts Major League Baseball Games

For the hundreds of Major League Baseball players, jet lag is an inescapable part of the sport. New research shows how disruptions to an athlete’s …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

It's the attention economy, stupid: why Trump represents the future whether we like it or not

At 6:13 am on Sunday, 28 February, Donald Trump fell into a trap on Twitter. For the past five months, a Twitter bot created by the website Gawker …

Brexit isn't an economic calamity. Far from it.

June's Brexit vote brought an avalanche of predictions that leaving the European Union would wreck Britain's economy. But what if, for most British …

Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I’ll Prove It to You

Nobody cares how well a politician does at the ballot box when he or she is running for an office unopposed. What matters is how a politician …

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

American elections are ranked the worst among Western democracies. Here’s why.

The world is currently transfixed by the spectacle of American elections.<p>From New York, London, and Paris to Beijing, Moscow, and Sydney there is endless heated debate in the news media and across dinner tables about the factors fueling the remarkable success of Donald Trump, speculation about a …

Government

Watch: The Seven-Minute Workout To Get Into Shape Efficiently, Backed By Science

<b>Keen to</b> get into shape but tight on time?<p><b>This seven-minute</b> workout, termed high intensity circuit training (HICT), is designed to improve one’s …

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

Physics

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results

<b>IMPROVING EFFICIENCY</b><p>Most solar panels are placed flat on rooftops because they are designed to harness solar energy when the sun is directly …

How a $6 Childhood Toy Finally Taught Me How to Meditate

It sounded gimmicky, but also too fascinating to miss.<p>I've <i>tried</i> meditation, trust me. I've downloaded the meditation apps. I've attended meditation classes. I've even tried a fancy EEG-powered headband meant to train my brain to quiet itself. Blame New York City, blame the noise, blame my mind …

The Surprising Reason Our Planet Isn't Heating Up Even Faster

In research that adds new truth to the phrase “every cloud has a silver lining,” scientists are reporting that sulfate aerosol emissions have offset …

How to use maths to predict terror attacks

A terrorist attack might seem like one of the least predictable of events. Terrorists work in small, isolated cells, often using simple weapons and …

This Turning-The-Clocks-Back Nonsense Needs To Stop

Daylight saving time starts tomorrow—thank GOD. After four months of dark and dismal evenings, many Americans will relish commuting home next week in …

These are the jobs where women's wages still lag behind

America in 1960 looked like a different country in a lot of ways — including the fashion, the music and the cigarette consumption. It was also a …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

General Electric

Can your choice of degree reveal how intelligent you are?

Do students who choose to major in different fields have different academic aptitudes? This question is worth investigating for many reasons, …

Obama’s Big Moonshot: Save Humanity

President Obama delivered a budget to Congress today. In the history of US policy, there has never been a more ambitious science-focused document to …