Science

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Our obsession with smartphones is a good example of what has been referred to as the “paradox of technology.” It both frees and enslaves.

What is the Goal of Modern Science?

What is the Goal of Modern Science?

The ultimate purpose of scientific inquiry remains rather obscure today. Here's why.

How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

In recent years the competition among universities has become so intense that several have admitted to dishonestly manipulating the stats.

Unruly students could be ruining your child's future

Unruly students could be ruining your child's future

New research shows how disruptive students damage the long-term prospects of their peers. 

Harvard study: Women struggle with reconciliation after conflict more than men

Harvard study: Women struggle with reconciliation after conflict more than men

Ivy League researchers found that women are chillier to one another after competition than men.

Nikola Tesla: 5 Things Most People Don't Know About Him

Nikola Tesla: 5 Things Most People Don't Know About Him

Tesla passed away in 1943, but his legend continues to grow. 

Can You Pass 5th Grade Science?

Can You Pass 5th Grade Science?

Let's see how well you remember 5th grade science. 

Silence is Very Important for Our Brains

Silence is Very Important for Our Brains

Scientific research shows how different types of noise and silence affect the brain. 

Good Grammar in Text Messages Might Make You Look Like a Jerk

Good Grammar in Text Messages Might Make You Look Like a Jerk

Research shows that people have grown accustomed to informal, sloppy text messaging. Will this erode our writing skills?

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

The findings were published in the Washington Post. (And pretty much nowhere else.)

What David Bowie's Childhood Can Teach Us About Madness
Karl Popper Quotes to Make you Think

Karl Popper Quotes to Make you Think

Today would have been his 114th birtdhay. 

Harvard Scientist Explains what Porn does to your Brain
Why Conservatives Can’t Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa)

Why Conservatives Can’t Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa)

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt says many people today live in a ‘moral matrix’. 

Science versus Scientism

Science versus Scientism

The problem with scientism is that it tends to be prejudiced and therefore not very scientific.

Pliny's 'Natural History' Offers Odd Home Remedies

Pliny's 'Natural History' Offers Odd Home Remedies

Rome’s famous natural historian offered some, er, unusual cures for various ailments.

Research Suggests Traumatic 'Memories' can be Inherited

Research Suggests Traumatic 'Memories' can be Inherited

  'The inheritance of parental traumatic exposure,' researchers are calling it.

The Hippocratic Oath doesn’t say ‘First, Do No Harm’
Scientist Says ADHD is Basically Bullsh*t

Scientist Says ADHD is Basically Bullsh*t

Dr. Leon Eisenberg, the ‘father’ of ADHD, said just before his death that ADHD ‘is a prime example of a fictitious disease.

Should parents sometimes make children apologize?

Should parents sometimes make children apologize?

Recent studies have tested the actual impact of apologies on children.

Can You Name The Classic Novel By Its Last Line?

Can You Name The Classic Novel By Its Last Line?

Quiz time! How well do you know your literary classics? 

Is It Okay to Question Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?

Is It Okay to Question Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?

Reason may demand a healthy skepticism. 

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

The Juno Google Doodle doesn’t match the real world.

Benjamin Franklin: America's 'Founding Physician'

Benjamin Franklin: America's 'Founding Physician'

Benjamin Franklin once spent a night in bed with John Adams explaining his (correct) theory on the common cold.

5 Non-Traditional Ways to Combat Stress

5 Non-Traditional Ways to Combat Stress

A few things you might not have tried yet.

Remember To Enjoy the Freedom you Defend

Remember To Enjoy the Freedom you Defend

While good ideas are worth fighting for, you will never truly experience life's beauty if you wait for the enemies to disappear.

10 Traits of Highly Sensitive People

10 Traits of Highly Sensitive People

Dr. Elaine Aron has been studying introverts for decades. 

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

An author and historian says a single characteristic is common among the many brilliant people he’s studied. 

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