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The placebo effect is not the "power of positive thinking." The fact that it is getting stronger is not a good development.
Whether NASA likes it or not, humans eventually will be having space sex.
Our brains might be flooded with the hallucinogen DMT as we die, leading to vivid dreams.
Music therapy might boost memory, but the benefits are small. Just in case, tell your grandparents to listen to their favorite 1960s tunes.
Within one to two hours after consuming a Red Bull, or other energy drinks like it, that statement certainly seems to ring true. Studies have shown that alertness and cognitive functioning receive a temporary jolt. But what about habitual use of energy drinks? Well, that's less studied, especially among adolescents.
Editor’s Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here. In 1856, a group of quarrymen discovered the remnants of a strange skeleton in Germany’s lush […]
Editor’s Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here. In early 2013, a team of scientists reported that blood on a stained handkerchief kept within […]
Editor’s Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here. In February, reports filtered in from Germany that two men died of cardiac arrhythmia triggered by marijuana […]
Editor’s Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here. If asked who gave birth to the modern scientific method, how might you respond? Isaac Newton, […]
We can never totally escape our biases, but we can be more aware of them, and, just maybe, take efforts to minimize their influence.
Critics contend that multiple-choice tests only encourage two things: rote memorization and hand-eye coordination.
Alcohol, excitement, stress, prolonged sitting, and fatty foods combine to create an unwholesome atmosphere like no other.
Prejudiced and non-prejudiced people are equally likely to fall victim to the other-race effect.
Scientists are widely known for their inclination to drone on about esoteric topics in a language of jargon. But every so often, they can surprise us with conciseness.
In the long term, a life-changing earthquake in America's heartland is almost certainly inevitable.
We Earthlings have lots of growing up to do before we reach the shimmering standard of equality set by Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets.
Richard Feynman: "Social science is an example of a science which is not a science... They follow the forms... but they don't get any laws."