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22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

His brain injury made him a math genius: Science explains why

Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett explains how a brain injury radically altered how he sees the world …

Antibiotics crisis bigger than AIDS, warns WHO

He said: "Unless we take significant actions to improve efforts to prevent infections and also change how we produce, prescribe and use antibiotics, …

3 Psychological Theories to Help You Communicate Better with Anyone

Psychological theories often feel a bit too complicated for me (I'm sure there's a theory that explains why that is) but I've come across a few that are simple enough to understand and that I think of often, particularly when dealing with other people.<p>I thought it might be fun to take a brief look …

Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation

Man, by nature, can be a destructive creature.<p>In this short film by Steve Cutts, the many environmentally un-friendly decisions of man are brought to light -- and they are not without their price.<p>Even though this video was originally posted in 2012, the environmental problems it addresses, like …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Flying Through Inner Space

It’s hard to truly see the brain. I don’t mean to simply see a three-pound hunk of tissue. I mean to see it in a way that offers a deep feel for how it works. That’s not surprising, given that the human brain is made up of over 80 billion neurons, each branching out to form thousands of connections …

What is the moon illusion?

Ever noticed a rising full moon appear huge on the horizon? It’s called the “moon illusion,” and it’s a trick your brain is playing.<p>We’ve all seen a …

Astronomy