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The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols

The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols

September 29, 2016 0

Have you ever wondered where the “all seeing eye” came from?  Or the meaning behind the caduceus symbol in medicine?  For millennia, the use of symbols have been used to represent ideas or qualities.

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The Cognitive Bias Codex:  A cheat sheet for rational decision making

The Cognitive Bias Codex: A cheat sheet for rational decision making

September 26, 2016 0

Cognitive biases describe the built-in thinking errors that humans make when processing information.  There are 175 listed on the “List of Cognitive Biases” page in Wikipedia.  These range from the popular Confirmation Bias to the Forer Effect

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The Logical Fallacies Collection:  Or 30 ways to lose an argument

The Logical Fallacies Collection: Or 30 ways to lose an argument

September 23, 2016 1

Looking for a way to lose your next argument?  Use one of the logical fallacies listed below.  From Ad Hominems and Anecdotes to the Straw Man and Tu Quoque, you’ll find a description and example

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10 Incredible Archaeological Discoveries

10 Incredible Archaeological Discoveries

September 22, 2016 0

Over the centuries, there have been many great archaeological discoveries.  From the Headless Vikings of Dorset to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ten in the infographic below would surely make it

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Hubble’s Deep Field image in relation to the rest of the night sky

Hubble’s Deep Field image in relation to the rest of the night sky

September 15, 2016 0

Taken with the Hubble telescope, the Ultra Deep Field observations represent a narrow, deep view of the cosmos. Peering into the Ultra Deep Field is like looking at the night sky through an eight-foot-long

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A timeline of the Earth’s Temperature

A timeline of the Earth’s Temperature

September 13, 2016 0

Leave it to the folks over at XKCD to produce a clever timeline demonstrating the Earth’s average global temperatures since the last glaciation event.  When people say, “the climate has changed before“, these are

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The Disappearing Dot Illusion:  We bet you can’t see all 12 at once

The Disappearing Dot Illusion: We bet you can’t see all 12 at once

September 12, 2016 0

The Disappearing Dots Illusion is making the Internet insane.  There are 12 black dots at the intersections in the image below, but we bet that your brain won’t let you see them all at once.

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Gravitational Waves Explained in a Clever Comic

Gravitational Waves Explained in a Clever Comic

September 9, 2016 0

What are Gravitational Waves? Simply put, gravitational waves are a ripple in the fabric of space and time.  That sounds simple, but it implies knowledge of astrophysics, gravitational theory, and Einstein’s work.  PHDComics, as

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These 5 Spaceships Are the Next Frontier of Space Travel

These 5 Spaceships Are the Next Frontier of Space Travel

September 5, 2016 0

Since the space shuttle program ended, NASA and several other private companies have been hard at work developing the next generation of spacecraft. While some are designed for nothing more than suborbital tourism, others

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The Legend of El Dorado and the Lost City of Gold

The Legend of El Dorado and the Lost City of Gold

August 31, 2016 0

The legend of El Dorado, the lost city of gold, has its roots in the 16th Century. European discoverers believed that there was a city made completely of gold that existed somewhere in the

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