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Gossiping Is Good

The surprising virtues of talking behind people’s backs<p>Word on the street is that gossip is the worst. An Ann Landers advice column once characterized it as “the faceless demon that breaks hearts and ruins careers.” The Talmud describes it as a “three-pronged tongue” that kills three people: the …

Psychology

Big data little help in megafauna mysteries

In March, the last male northern white rhinoceros died. The sub-species joins a long list of large land animals that have gone extinct over the past …

Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess: “art is dangerous”

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated collection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of May 27, 2018.<p>The London Book Fair has named this …

These Companies Could Pay You $100,000 or More to Work From Home

After all, you've spent a lot of time making your house so awesome you never want to leave it.<p>It seems too good to be true: Companies that pay big but let you never commute to the office again. But there are work-from-home jobs that pay six figures—and let you work wherever you want.<p>The site …

Admit It, Parents: You Play Favorites With The Kids

Parents may think they treat their children equally, but new research shows that parents show bias when forced to choose between spending on sons and daughters.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>There is one question parents rarely answer truthfully. Do you play favorites with your kids? Overwhelmingly, …

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

Teens

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Bell Pepper Oven Fries

Guilt free and addicting.<p><b>BUY NOW: Baking Sheets, $30, amazon.com.</b><p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. …

Recipes

Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

The technology that drives science forward is forever accelerating, but the same can't be said for science communication. The basic process still holds many vestiges from its early days — that is the 17th century.<p>Some scientists are pressing to change that critical part of the scientific enterprise.<p>…

Science

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better

A new brain scan study has revealed exactly how positivity affects the brain (and it's impressive).<p>Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When …

Resilience won’t just be there when you need it. You have to train it.

Great leaders are few and far between but Nancy Koehn, a historian of business at Harvard Business School, has put together a compendium of anecdotes …

Harvard Business School

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

Here's The One Thing Scientists Have Found Will Change Anti-Vaxxers Minds

Logic is futile.<p>Coming up against people who choose not to vaccinate can be frustrating. It's even worse when you realise that those who question the …

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience

Chestnuts Shine in This Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup

<i>The holidays would benefit from a playbook, wouldn't they? We partnered with Braun Household to arm you with resources for cooking like you wrote it yourself, with a little help from their MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender.</i><p>Did you know you can order chestnuts online? Already peeled and roasted and ready to …

Over 400 Scientific Papers Have Cited a 'Phantom' Reference That Never Existed

There's a ghost haunting your bibliography.<p>It can be pretty frustrating when you're searching for an academic reference and just can't find it …

10 Far-Out Facts About Futurama

In 1999, Matt Groening followed-up the monumental success of <i>The Simpsons</i> with an idea for a sci-fi comedy that he’d been tinkering around with for …

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

Understanding Crochet Thread Sizes

Thread crochet is, for the most part, just like yarn crochet. The small differences between the two can make thread crochet a little bit confusing to …

Meet the Artist Who Makes Smelly Art from Sweat and Bacteria

Anicka Yi creates art that’s meant to be seen <i>and</i> smelled. <i>WIRED</i> recently profiled the New York-based conceptual artist, whose installations have …

Danish Museum Encourages Visitors to Scrath a Beautiful Lamborghini Gallardo to Send Powerful Message

If you’re the kind of person who shrugs at the mere thought of finding the tiniest scratch on their car, these photos are going to hurt, a lot. So if …

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Science

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

But I wish the research would point to these systems as consistent and universal means of student growth. It does not. The research suggests that …

Listen to Shirley Jackson Read Her Spooky Story 'The Lottery'

Shirley Jackson’s horror story “The Lottery” is one of the most famous short stories in modern American literature. The disturbing tale, first …

How Long Does it Take for Food to Spoil?

Eyeing leftovers or a bag of apples and wondering if they're still edible? Sometimes it can be tricky to figure out whether something is still good …

Clever girl uses grammar error to get herself out of a parking ticket

The Underground City of Derinkuyu Could Shelter As Many As 20,000 People & Reached A Depth of 60m

<i>Map created by Stuart Jackson-Carter</i><p>The cutaway map above shows part of the underground city of Derinkuyu as it would have appeared at its peak …