Global Warming in 52 Seconds
Do you know the science of global warming? Fortunately, Michael Ranney at the University of California, Berkeley, put together a video that explains the science in less than one minute.
People can have faith in religion and faith in science. People can maintain these faiths without actually understanding the scripture or the science, respectively, behind their faiths.
This is what surveys have found, at least: the vast majority of Americans believe the Bible is in some sense the word of God, but they are unable to answer some pretty basic questions about the content of the Bible. Likewise, surveys have found that while many people might be inclined to "believe" in global warming, surprisingly few are able to explain the science behind it.
Fortunately, Michael Ranney at the University of California, Berkeley, put together a video that explains the science in less than one minute.
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Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.
- Research suggests that most human brains take about 25 years to develop, though these rates can vary among men and women, and among individuals.
- Although the human brain matures in size during adolescence, important developments within the prefrontal cortex and other regions still take pace well into one's 20s.
- The findings raise complex ethical questions about the way our criminal justice systems punishes criminals in their late teens and early 20s.
Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
A new method of growing mini-brains produces some startling results.
- Researchers find a new and inexpensive way to keep organoids growing for a year.
- Axons from the study's organoids attached themselves to embryonic mouse spinal cord cells.
- The mini-brains took control of muscles connected to the spinal cords.
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