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Failed Replications: A Reality Check for Neuroscience? - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | November 19, 2014 1:39 pm<p>An attempt to replicate the results of some recent neuroscience papers that claimed to find correlations …

2 Aussies who met in a chat room created a start-up valued at $500 million

Two guys from Sydney have received an extra $50 million in funding for their ecommerce startup, Bigcommerce, with the company's valuation hitting …

Complex jobs 'may protect memory'

<b>People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.</b><p>A study of more than 1,000 Scottish 70-year-olds found that those who had had complex jobs scored better on memory and thinking tests.<p>One theory is a more …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play Store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

by Saga Briggs<p>Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with …

Five Ways To Become More Productive

Rory Vaden doesn’t read his email. Instead he has an assistant who constantly monitors his bulging inbox and texts him when she sees a note that needs his immediate attention. His ability to delegate and prioritize has helped Vaden, 32, found and run Southwestern Consulting, a Nashville leadership …

Jolla Tablet nets more than $800,000 on Indiegogo

Jolla, the Finnish startup formed by former Nokia employees, has already crowdfunded more than $800,000 for its first tablet running its Sailfish …

The Big Future: What is the future of sex?

Sex is central to human life and has been from the very start, but the act and its aftermath aren't exactly perfect. Despite the technological advancements that have taken place over the course of the last century, people who don't want STIs or children still have to jump through a number of hoops …

The $35 Tablet That Is Changing The Education Landscape In India

As anyone in the US with children of school-age can attest, technology enhanced learning has become a standard. Increasingly, that computing is embedded in the methods that children learn. Moreover, “flipped classrooms” are taking hold. Under this model, lectures and homework in a class are …

Adorable Blind Rescued Owl Has Eyes That Look Like Twinkling Stars

Meet Zeus, a blind Western screech owl with eyes that look like windows to another galaxy glittering with stars. The adorable little owl was found lying on a porch one morning after he flew into the side of the house because he was unable to see where he was going. After a visit to the vet, the …

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The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds: Which is Best?

Two terms, one more frequently heard that the other, are the <b>golden ratio</b> and the <b>rule of thirds</b>. But is one really better than the other? In this …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

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