Science

Can’t Hold Your Liquor? Blame Your Eye Color

Can’t Hold Your Liquor? Blame Your Eye Color

Research indicates that eye color might actually be a better indicator of one's drinking tolerance than body weight.

How to Vote for President When You Don’t Like the Candidates

How to Vote for President When You Don’t Like the Candidates

What do voters do when they consider all of the options bad?

The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out

The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out

Psychology can help explain why clowns – the supposed purveyors of jokes and pranks – often end up sending chills down our spines.

 6 Signs You’re Dealing With a Sociopath

6 Signs You’re Dealing With a Sociopath

And four ways to protect yourself.

How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

Academic researchers interviewed 71 pimps and found out how they hide in plain sight. 

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Here are the five things kids will remember of you.

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

And is it a blessing or a curse?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

A series of recent studies highlights how techno-addiction is seeping into the classroom.

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

A British academic just came out with a book about it.

5 Diseases You’re More Likely to Develop by Not Sleeping Enough

5 Diseases You’re More Likely to Develop by Not Sleeping Enough

Here are five diseases and chronic conditions that have been linked to a lack of sleep.

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Scientific dogma, as well as religious dogma, presented challenges to Galileo's theory.

Bioethicist: We Must Have Fewer Children Because of Climate Change

Bioethicist: We Must Have Fewer Children Because of Climate Change

'Hundreds of millions, if not billions of people could become climate refugees, as their homelands become uninhabitable.' 

3 Ways Hiking Changes Your Brain

3 Ways Hiking Changes Your Brain

Evidence suggests that hiking is not only good for you, but actually changes the makeup of your brain (in a good way).

Profs to Students: Drop course if you're skeptical of global warming

Profs to Students: Drop course if you're skeptical of global warming

"We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught..."

5 Benefits of Having Sex on a Daily Basis

5 Benefits of Having Sex on a Daily Basis

Engaging in sexual activity on a regular basis boosts mental, emotional, and physical health.

How 'Star Trek' Almost Failed to Launch

How 'Star Trek' Almost Failed to Launch

The ingredients of “Star Trek” had been slow-cooking in creator Gene Roddenberry’s brain for years, but pitfalls nearly doomed the show.

All Sides Agree: Politics is Strangling Social Science

All Sides Agree: Politics is Strangling Social Science

When an academic discipline is in thrall to an ideology, realities cease to matter for many in the field. 

A Few Reasons Why You Should NEVER Let a Dog Lick Your Face

A Few Reasons Why You Should NEVER Let a Dog Lick Your Face

It's even worse than you think. 

Millennials Really Don't Like People

Millennials Really Don't Like People

Perhaps it’s more accurate to say evidence suggests millennials are less social than any previous generation in recent memory.

5 Foods That Can Help Depression

5 Foods That Can Help Depression

Certain foods contain certain vitamins, minerals, fats and antioxidants that can help change our brain chemistry.

Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Difficulties in dating fossils have plagued anthropology since its inception.

Sexting a sign of a Committed Relationship?

Sexting a sign of a Committed Relationship?

Racy texts, photos, and videos 'most likely to occur within a committed relationship,' says social scientist. 

Why Slow Drivers Should Get Out of the Left Lane

Why Slow Drivers Should Get Out of the Left Lane

Lives are at stake!             

How Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development In Children

How Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development In Children

Music training during childhood, even for a period as brief as two years, can accelerate brain development and sound processing.

Liberal Academics Are ‘Open’ But Are They Truly Tolerant?

Liberal Academics Are ‘Open’ But Are They Truly Tolerant?

Psychologist: 'Data shows that it is very hard for people not to be prejudiced towards people they disagree with, however open they might be.'

Margaret Mead and Agenda-Driven Social Science

Margaret Mead and Agenda-Driven Social Science

Margaret Mead’s 'Coming of Age in Samoa' is a cautionary tale of the consequences of agenda-driven social science.

5 Reasons Young Students Should Not  Be Assigned Homework

5 Reasons Young Students Should Not Be Assigned Homework

Elementary school students should not be assigned homework, a pair of academic researchers say. Here's why. 

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

Why the 'primordial soup' theory is all wrong. 

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