Γιώργος Τσιτσίκας

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15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Why Do Sick Bodies Turn Poop Into Diarrhea?

Despite thousands of years of pant-crapping history, there’s a surprising amount we <i>don’t</i> know about diarrhea. There’s a couple ways we’ve figured out …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s potato recipes

Forget the diet police: the potato is a hero ingredient to me<p>In the nursery rhyme One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes, Four, the number of potatoes keeps going steadily up – which makes sense to me, because they are utterly delicious. But in the real world, sales of potatoes have been going …

Food

Reality Check: How terrorism threat levels work

<b>The UK terror threat level was raised to its highest level of "critical"- meaning an attack may be imminent - after the Parsons Green Tube bombing. It was the second time this year. It has since been lowered back to "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely.</b><p>It was last raised to critical …

Terrorism

‘How I learnt to embrace holidaying alone’

Sitting down to a cheese fondue dinner and a robust glass of red in a Verbier restaurant after an exhilarating day on the Swiss ski slopes should have felt like pure bliss. A boisterous group of 30-something friends on the next table were recounting tales of derring-do from the day and taking …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient Road Trip Across the U.S.

Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a little planning before road trip.<p>Do you go north? Do …

81 Captivating Travel Photographs From Around the World

Check out top travel contest photos and get inspired to join the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.<p>Awe-inspiring landscapes, towering cities, and unforgettable cultural moments are some of the scenes entered to the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Curious …

Don't Self-Sabotage: 3 Ways to Overcome 'Imposter Syndrome'

We all experience the type of self-doubt that feeds this imposter phenomenon, don't let it get in the way of your career goals.<p>You're the first one into the office every day, bring in the most new business, and command more praise from managers than any of your colleagues. So why do you feel this …

Self-help

Cure For Cancer? Stem Cell Research Discovery Kills 'Disease-Causing Intruders,' Scientists Discover

Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing "disease-causing intruders" responsible for the growth of cancerous …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

American Philosophy

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help

Scientists Have Created the First Artificial Embryo Without Using an Egg or Sperm

Using stem cells in grown-on 3D scaffolding in a laboratory petri dish, scientists have for the first time created an embryo made entirely from stem …

This Wild New Supersolid Is Three States of Matter at Once

You learn about three or four phases of matter in school—solids, which have a shape and volume, liquids, which have a volume only, and gases and …

Decades-old mass grave of children of unwed mothers confirmed in Ireland

By Fred Barbash<p>, Editor, Morning Mix<p>Between 1925 and the 1960s, in a tiny town called Tuam in western Ireland’s County Galway, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Mother and Baby Home operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours. After a …

Archaeology

Nasa plans to protect Mars with a magnetic shield to give it an Earth-like atmosphere

Nasa believes a magnetic field around Mars could help further human exploration and colonisation.<p>Nasa scientists have proposed deploying a magnetic …

Scientists hold the first quantum computer face-off

For the first time ever, two quantum computers have faced off against each other in a series of experiments to determine which technology reigns supreme. A team of researchers from the University of Maryland have pitted their own quantum computer against IBM's creation, running the same algorithms …

This Ancient Sea Creature Is So Messed Up, Scientists Can't Stop Arguing Over It

What is this madness?<p>Last year, scientists declared a decades-old mystery solved - that bizarre monstrosity you see in the image above had for years …

Why do some people deny science? Blame a fear of math.

<b>To the editor:</b> I am a retired engineer and I defer to no one in my skepticism. Before a theory is accepted as valid, it must be able to predict measurable test results, evidence that is replicated independently by unbiased, independent observers. ("Psychologists ask: What makes some smart people so …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Internet Addiction is Killing Your Photography

What I’m getting at in the headline is that the Internet is most likely the cause of your impotence when it comes to productivity. How many people …