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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> …

This Scientist Helped Quietly Save The World From Soviet Nukes

Siegfried Hecker spent more than a decade securing a nuclear test site the size of New Jersey.<p>When the Soviet Union broke apart at the end of the Cold War, several of its military and science facilities fell into disrepair. One of them, the Semipalatinsk Test Site, just happened to be a nuclear …

Deadly Middle East Coronavirus Found In An Egyptian Tomb Bat

For nearly a year, disease detectives around the world have been trying to track down the source of a mysterious new virus in the Middle East that has infected 96 people and killed 47 since September.<p>Now it looks like they've pinpointed at least one place where the virus is hiding out.<p>Scientists at …

Where The Whale Sharks Go

Of all the creatures in the sea, one of the most majestic and mysterious is the whale shark. It's the biggest shark there is, 30 feet or more in length and weighing in at around 10 tons.<p>Among the mysteries is where this mighty fish migrates and where it gives birth. Now scientists have completed …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

North Korea Has a Serious Crystal Meth Problem

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We've known about North Korea's practice of selling state-manufactured, high quality meth in foreign …

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Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …