Tammy Gorokhov

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Does working as a group actually help us learn?

You can’t escape having to work with others these days – everyone accords high value to “teamwork skills”. But is collaboration really better than going it alone?<p>If you’re at university, you’ll almost certainly be made to work with your fellow students to complete a group assignment at some point …

Learning

This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in <i>Rain Man</i>, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. …

Childsplaining? Film Critic Responds To The Six-Year-Olds Who Wrote Him About Ruining ‘Zootopia’s RottenTomatoes Score

Scott Renshaw of <i>Salt Lake City Weekly</i> recently wrote one of the three <i>Zootopia</i> reviews counted as negative in <i>Zootopia</i>‘s 99 percent RottenTomatoes-recommended rating. Every critic who’s ever written a negative review of a previously-100 percent recommended film (like, say, I did with <i>Inside Out</i>, which …

Emma Watson: More lives are lost due to gender discrimination than in all 20th century wars

Violence against women resulted in more deaths than all the wars and conflicts of the past century combined, according to actress Emma Watson.<p>As part …

Nasa is going to send your drawings and videos to an asteroid

Unless you're a robot or are lucky enough to get selected to be an <i>actual</i> astronaut, the options for space travel are pretty limited. However, Nasa …

Space Exploration

Taoism

Taoism (also known as Daoism) is a Chinese philosophy attributed to Lao Tzu (c. 500 BCE) which contributed to the folk religion of the people …

The top 23 places to eat in the US, according to Yelp

Foodies, rejoice: Yelp has released its official list of the highest-rated restaurants in the US. So whether you're looking for a place to go on Valentine's Day or a new spot to work into your weekly routine, these restaurants won't disappoint.<p>To give you a taste of what's in store, we've included …

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Doesn't Actually Mean Anything

Forget everything you once knew.<p>Are you an ISFJ or an ESFP? Wait, don't answer that. Your Myers-Briggs personality type might not actually matter at all.<p>The 93-question test is the most widely used personality test in the world; some two million people answer the questions each year to find out …

Psychology

Here's What to Do About the Sexist Super Bowl Commercials You See Today

The Super Bowl isn't just a football game, it's also a showcase for the best TV commercials that the advertising industry can devise. This year, one …

Here's the view of Super Bowl 50 — from space

You've probably seen plenty of Super Bowls in your life. But have you ever seen the Super Bowl ... from <i>space</i>?<p>American astronaut Scott Kelly has — and …

RPGs

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

Physics

Google Makes Learning Neural Networks Free

Holy puppy slugs, Batman...<p>Like many other tech companies and researchers—and a growing number of digital artists—Google is very interested in machine learning, a vital component in creating artificially intelligent neural networks that would allow future machines to "think." More than that, they …

On with the worst: Movies with a zero-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes

With more than 5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or planning …

Rotten Tomatoes

The Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials of 2016

Sunday night's Super Bowl commercial breaks featured almost as many celebrities as an awards show red carpet. Drake, Ryan Reynolds, Alec Baldwin, Missy Elliott, Amy Schumer—who wasn’t on our TV screen in between fumbles? But of course, there were other memorable ads sans celebrities too. We were …

Media Management

Next Month an Asteroid Will Pass So Close to Earth, We Might See It in The Sky

Don't forget to wave.<p>NASA has announced that a 30-metre wide asteroid passing Earth on March 5 might come so close that it'll be visible in our …

WATCH: This Is Probably The Best Way to Memorise The Periodic Table

Because who doesn't need a refresher?<p>Back in 2013, YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE released one of the catchiest songs ever to help science lovers learn …

Enough with all the pressure on Cuba

Regarding the Feb. 1 editorial “Failure in Cuba”:<p>I made two trips to Cuba last year and spent a lot of time in people-to-people situations. Why is the United States in the position of insisting on a “sea change” in Cuba?<p>I saw people of all ages using smartphones and laptops. People seem to have …

Cuba

Communism in Cuba

Part of being a tourist in Cuba is sorting out the puzzle of its ideology and its struggling economy. With the country opening up to tourism, softening its controls on society, and preparing for the inevitable end of the Castro era, traveling here is filled with fun and curious insights.<p>Fidel …

The USA, the USSR, and Cuba

Two of the most striking buildings in Havana are the embassies of Russia and the USA. Immediately after Castro's victory in 1960, there was hope of a friendly relationship between Cuba and the United States. But after a battle of wills over issues of Cuban independence, neither party blinked, and …

Neil deGrasse Tyson drops the mic on B.o.B., gives him a lesson in gravity

The beef between Neil deGrasse Tyson and B.o.B. is both the greatest and stupidest celebrity fight of 2016 so far. On the one side you have a famous …

This Powerful Video Proves Depression Isn't Always Obvious

Chills.<p>Here's a thing to remember: Just because you can't see someone's illness, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.<p>Depression is real. Nearly 16 million American adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. That's more than 6 percent of the population in the United States. Yet …

Depression

Watch Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd Face Off in a Game of Quantum Chess

Quick, who would win in a game of quantum chess: the brilliant, world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or the goofy, lovable actor …

20. Cartel Land (2015)

Everybody loves a good documentary.<p>Documentaries widen your knowledge and teach you about amazing things you might never have stumbled upon in any …

0% of Icelanders aged 25 or younger believe world was created by God – poll

No Icelanders taking part in a new poll who were aged 25 or younger and identify themselves as Christians believe the world was created by God.<p>The …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

Holograms are coming to a high street near you

Can you tell what's real and what's not?<p>Walk into a bar this year, and you could see things that aren’t there - and not because you’ve had one too many. Completely realistic holograms, that will be generated when you pass a sensor, are coming to the high street.<p>Some will be used to advertise, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what the world will be like in 500 years

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today.<p><i>Produced by Rob Ludacer, Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly.</i><p><b>Follow</b> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Here’s The Simple Proof That There Must Be Multiple Levels of Infinity

Easy!<p>Infinity is a powerful concept. Philosophers, artists, theologians, scientists, and people from all walks of life have struggled with ideas of …

Twelve amazing science stories we can't wait to follow in 2016

When it comes to incredible science, 2015 will be hard to top. Among a number of notable events, we got our first, thrilling look at Pluto, found evidence that liquid water still flows on Mars and began facing the reality that human gene editing is closer than ever thanks to the CRISPR system.<p>But …