Sex & Relationships

How to flirt: 7 tips backed by science

When it comes to flirting, love meters have nothing on these researchers' findings.

Surprising Science

A New Hypothesis Suggests That Parallel Universes Might Interact after All

A new conception of quantum mechanics rests on the idea that parallel universes exist, and that they interact with our own to create weird and wonderful quantum phenomena. 

Surprising Science

5 brilliant graphs that teach correlation vs. causality

Hilarious examples that prove how correlation does not equal causality.

Technology & Innovation

5 Topics That Are "Forbidden" to Science

A "forbidden research" conference at MIT tackles areas of science constrained by ethical, cultural and institutional restrictions. 

Surprising Science

Why Artificial Intelligence Still Stinks at Pattern Recognition

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not nearly as smart as we want it to be. Because we are not nearly as smart as we want to be.

Surprising Science

Why Being Taught in Your Learning Style Does Not Make You Smarter

People tend to believe that learning in the style they feel best suited to makes them soak up information more efficiently. This study debunks that belief.

Surprising Science

A 6-Step Infographic For Ending Pseudoscience

Don't believe every science study you read, because sometimes not even their authors believe them. Here are the issues corrupting good, honest science – and how to fix them. 

Personal Growth

Who Teaches The Teachers?

Most teaching textbooks aren't evidence-based according to a new report, so where should teachers go to keep their skills up to date?

Culture & Religion

The Robin Hood of Science: The Missing Chapter

The tale of a young man driven to his death for fighting for what is right, and the young woman picking up where he left off.

Culture & Religion

Meet the Robin Hood of Science, Alexandra Elbakyan

How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.

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