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How to debunk conspiracy theories

The ironclad logic of conspiracy theories and how to break it

Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland As the United Nations warns of the dire consequences of global warming, the commitment of the Australian government (in...

A behavioral scientist’s guide to tactful truth telling

Gleb Tsipursky, The Ohio State University When was the last time a colleague - perhaps fueled by too much alcohol - said something so ridiculous...

The Age You Peak at Everything, According to Science

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but many scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are...
How to survive on Mars

How Humans Could Survive on Mars

Organisations such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Mars One are all in a race to be the first to colonise Mars, with SpaceX founder,...

The myth of the genius solitary scientist is dangerous

By Ken Clark, Queen's University, Ontario Picture a scientist. Seriously, right now. I’m not going to discuss the nature of the person that you have...
Is drinking wine good for your heart?

Is drinking wine really good for your heart?

Adrian Baranchuk, Queen's University, Ontario; Bryce Alexander, Queen's University, Ontario, and Sohaib Haseeb, Queen's University, Ontario As the weekend approaches, people are opening wine bottles...

The science behind the hardest hitter in boxing

At its core, boxing is a very simple sport: best your opponent by knocking them out or impressing the judges with your skill. Because of...

What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Three Popular Dish Names

When you order an apple pie, you know what you’re going to get:  there’s going to be a pie, and there’s going to be...
Snooki drunk

The Science of Getting Drunk: How Alcohol Affects the Body and Brain

Drunkenness occurs when a large amount of alcohol enters a person's bloodstream. The alcohol causes many visible symptoms. The drinker's speech will slur, their...
Patterson Bigfoot Footage Stabilized

Here’s What the Bigfoot Patterson–Gimlin Film Looks Like When It’s Stabilized

The Patterson–Gimlin film is a famous (especially among cryptozoologists), short motion picture of an unidentified subject the film-makers said was the cryptid known as "Bigfoot." The...

The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate [logical fallacies explained]

Looking for an edge so you can win your next big argument? Learn the 10 Commandments of Rational Debate and use them against your enemy as...
Listen to the Shepard Tone auditory illusion

Listen to the Shepard Tone Auditory Illusion

Our brains are incredibly powerful, but as we all know, they can be fooled with illusions of any sense.  You're likely more familiar with...
Monstrous Compendium of Creatures , Cryptids, and Monsters

The Monstrous Compendium of Cryptids and Creatures

Cryptids have long fascinated humanity. A cryptid is a mythological creature which has not yet been discovered. It is disputed within the zoology field...

4000 Years Of World History In One Amazing Histomap [infographic]

Historians describe world history through various channels. They usually focus on regions and topics which include people's interactions and migrations. For instance, some study...

20 Jokes That Only Intellectuals Will Get

Here's a list of 20 jokes that only intellectuals will understand (found originally on Tickld)... how many do you get? My two favorites: "It's hard...
Thank You Jesus

26 Atheist Memes That Will Make You Reconsider the Value of Religion

Do you have the courage to question your beliefs and worldview? Arguably, there is no stronger belief than one's religion.  What would it take for...
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