Items tagged science

The Technocrat’s Dilemma

(Via the No Tech Magazine.) Even true things shouted from loudspeakers start to sound like lies.

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Games, stories, and science for successful public engagement

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Mysteries of Stephen Hawking's doodle-filled blackboard may finally be solved

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sex as a social construct

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Diving into BoardGameGeek

Key insights on board game ratings

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Museum Showcases Queer Relationships in the Animal Kingdom

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The dangerous playgrounds of 1900s through vintage photographs

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‘It was terrifying’: ancient book’s journey from Irish bog to museum treasure

A new book tells the story of the painstaking process to preserve the 1,200-year-old Faddan More Psalter

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How to Grow Sodium Chloride Crystals at Home

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Debate over daylight saving time drags on in Europe

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On Endianness

Byte Endianness in computers has been a constant source of conflict for decades. But is there really a clear advantage to one over the other? Let’s explore together!

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You don’t have a male or female brain – the more brains scientists study, the weaker the evidence for sex differences

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Maslow Got It Wrong

Read: he deliberately misrepresented Native American teachings to make individualism seem like a good thing rather than the destructive force it is.

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Research linking violent entertainment to aggression retracted after scrutiny

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How White Supremacy Is Like a Drug

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The Science That Explains Trump’s Grip on White Males

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Probably Not Real

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How Scientists Use and Abuse Portraiture

Many scientific studies assume that the features of painted faces are the facts of the flesh-and-blood countenances to which they refer. This assumption is not only false; it is preposterous.

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Study reveals gender bias in TA evaluations

The female TA got five times as many negative reviews as the male TA — but they were the same person.

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Video games help children improve literacy, communication and mental well-being, survey finds

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The X-Files and the Scully Effect — fake aliens, real-world phenomenon for women in STEM

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Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates

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Why Damaging Myths About Women and Science Keep Coming Back

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Dates, Times, Calendars— The Universal Source of Data Science Trauma

Content warning: ableist language

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Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

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Astrobiologist Tries Cooking In Antarctica At -94ºF (-70ºC), And The Result Will Crack You Up

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Mathematics in Games, Part 1

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The chemistry that gives champagne its famous fizz

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Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

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Brain Scans Aren't Necessary to Confirm Trans People's Genders

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The problem with Nobel prizes and the myth of the lone genius

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White nationalists flock to genetic ancestry tests. Some don't like the result.

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Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

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How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

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Yours to cut out and keep

Microscopes made of paper may help the diagnosis of tropical diseases

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Zombie climate sceptic theories survive only in newspapers and on TV

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Wine tasting is bullshit. Here's why

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5 Steps to Separate Science from Hype, No PhD Required

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Why does Easter move around so much?

It all depends on the timing of the full moon relative to March 21st

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Meet the man trying to bust porn's greatest myths

John Millward’s latest research project, Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers, has been compiled using information from the world’s largest database of adult films and performers, over the past six months. He talks to Dr Brooke Magnanti about his findings and motivations.

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Oxytocin: The Moral Molecule That Makes Us Share [Video]

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The Management Myth

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