Marc Luxen

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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

How the diminutive zebrafish is having a big impact on medical research

It begins with sex on the beach. Pairs of zebrafish separate from the rest of their shoal and move into shallower and shallower water, continuing to cavort around each other in rapid, darting movements. When the female reaches ground that is only a couple of centimetres below the waterline, a …

Richard Dawkins: 'I don't think I am strident or aggressive'

On the top floor of Random House's offices in London, the world's number one thinker – according to <i>Prospect</i> magazine's annual poll – walks in from the roof terrace and shakes my hand. Richard Dawkins is a trim 72-year-old with one of those faces that, no matter the accumulation of lines, will …

Forget the poker face, players need poker arms, study suggests

A poker face may not be enough to conceal a winning hand, according to new research which suggests gamblers may need a poker arm to emerge victorious.<p>Keeping your cards close with an emotionless expression has been thought so successful for years that it has become a common term for tricks used to …

Poker

Slicing the Cleanest Fillet

What kind of knife and technique works best for gutting and filleting your own fish? Find why Western knives are flexible and Japanese knives aren’t …

Knives

Is There Value in Measuring by Volume?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Is it time to toss our measuring cups?</i><p>We're pretty attached to our measuring …

The Crazy-Specific Colors Biologists Use To Describe Animals

Is this lizard opaline green? Perhaps more pistachio?<p>In field biology, describing a lizard as "green" just won't do when the exact shade could be the key to identifying a species. You need to be specific: There's pale green, grass green, citrine, and 48 other greens to choose from in the new <i>Color</i> …