Matthew Dannenberg

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It's time we fell back in love with science

A few decades ago, we used to revere scientists as heroes. These days, it feels like the Enlightenment has gone into reverse, says Alex Proud<p>Growing up in the 1970s, I loved science. I watched Tommorow’s World, I subscribed to a comic called Science and I spent hours trying to make bombs and …

Plants Trick Flies Into Sex, Making Subsequent Relationship Awkward

"Whoa, yeah. So, all right. I have a meeting. Early?"<p>In this week's important science news, flies are found to essentially be wasted college students making bad decisions. Researchers from Stellenbosch University in South Africa studying the habits of bee flies showed that species of orchids and …

RiderState lets you conquer the world with your bike

The founders of RiderState have the novel idea of motivating you by turning your bike ride into a Foursquare-like battle to conquer territory from fellow bikers.<p>The Madrid, Spain-based startup hopes it will inspire people to exercise by making cycling more competitive through its geolocation game. …

Print out the Doctor Who version of Cards Against Humanity right now

<i>Cards Against Humanity</i> is the hilarious party game for horrible people, and now you can mix the game's political incorrectness with your knowledge of</i> …

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says: "Hey, I've figured it out. I know where we are."<br>"Where are we then?"<br>"Do you see that mountain over …

How to Bring Your Girlfriend Home: Tips for a Smooth Introduction | The Art of Manliness

You’ve already met her parents. Now it’s time for her to meet yours.<p>When you met her folks for the first time, your biggest concern was making a good …

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …