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Scientists show how we start stereotyping the moment we see a face

Scientists have known for a while that stereotypes warp our perceptions of things. Implicit biases — those unconscious assumptions that worm their way into our brains, without our full awareness and sometimes against our better judgment — can influence grading choices from teachers, split-second …

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

10 completely legitimate lost pages from Charles Darwin's seminal journals

Charles Darwin famously kept a journal that held his notes, sketches and details of his personal life. Much of the important work recorded in his …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

MIT researchers have developed a device that can identify people through walls

Paranoid about technology chipping away at our privacy? You might want to skip this article.<p>If all goes to plan, a product will become commercially available in 2016 that can pick up wireless reflections off the human body to see the silhouette of a person standing behind a wall. It can distinguish …

Artificial Intelligence

The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk<p>Ask anyone to name the most stressful professions and they might guess neurosurgeon, bomb diffuser, miner or even stockbroker.<p>But a new study suggests that …

HandUp, A Startup Focused On The Homeless, Launches Donation Gift Cards For Those Living On SF’s Streets

Two-and-a-half years ago, Rose Broome had a moment that most San Franciscans are all too familiar with. She passed a homeless woman on the streets, but didn’t know what the best way to help her would be. Most people might brush that thought aside, but Broome didn’t.<p>“People are frustrated and …

San Francisco

Did Religion Make the American Civil War Worse?

Faith may have inflamed the conflict, but one lasting legacy of the war may be the toll it took upon American faith.<p>If there is one sober lesson Americans seem to be taking out of the bathos of the Civil War sesquicentennial, it’s the folly of a nation allowing itself to be dragged into the war in …

Boeing Patented A Drone That Flies, Submerges, And Swims

More than meets the eye<p>For the Navy, flying robots just aren’t enough anymore. To truly fulfill the maritime combat branch's mission, designers are making unmanned flying machines that can land on the sea and swim beneath it. The imposingly named “Flimmer”, created by the Naval Research Laboratory, …

Drones

MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

The field of 3D printing is still largely the domain of major companies in need of easier prototyping methods and hobbyists.<p>But a new breakthrough …

Breakthroughs

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Dear Fellow Voters:<p>I've been watching all the presidential candidates with great interest--and deep concern. Concern for us. Concern for the fate of our country. Concern for our world.<p>As a narcissism expert, I'm not especially worried that narcissists might make it to the White House. According to …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Is Richard Dawkins destroying his reputation? | Sophie Elmhirst

The scientist and bestselling writer has become the face of a new crusading atheism. But even his closest allies worry that his online provocations do more harm than good<p>In Dublin, not long ago, Richard Dawkins visited a steakhouse called Darwin’s. He was in town to give a talk on the origins of …

Religion

Christmas Factory - Photographs by Ronghui Chen | LensCulture

<i>Wei, who comes from rural Guizhou (1,500 kilometers away) is not entirely sure what Christmas is. He thinks it could be a foreigners’ form of Chinese New Year.</i><p>In China, context is everything. When a Westerner sees the World Press Photo award-winning image above [photo 15], they are likely to reach …

How the iPhone 6 compares to its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S6

Earlier this month, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S6 — which is arguably its best phone to date. Some may even call it the best Android phone on the market right now.<p>Samsung has improved its latest Galaxy phone in all the right ways — from the way it looks and feels to the software and how …

So Am I a Vegan, Vegetarian, Ovo-Lacto, or Pecetarian?!

<i>How different is vegan from vegetarian?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by David Hood, Been on a plant-based diet since</i> …

U.S. Department of Education: The future of education includes video games in classrooms

A lot of modern students spend as much time playing video games as they do attending school, according to research by University of Indiana.<p>Some may view that as a shocking affirmation that video games are eroding the education of an entire generation, but the U.S. Department of Education sees it …

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

The Brain

3D-printed pizza coming to your kitchen

The day when every kitchen has a 3D printer may be distant, but in 2015 at least a few cooks will be using such machines—thanks to a Barcelona-based startup that plans to sell the “Foodini” for approximately $1,300 starting late next year.<p>Advertised as the first 3D food printer that can prepare an …

Microwaves