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how financial insecurity eats away at your iq and decision-making skills
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how financial insecurity eats away at your iq and decision-making skills

Poverty isn't just a socioeconomic state, it's also a state of mind. And when tasked with making important decisions on a shoestring budget, your brain will sabotage your wallet.

what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death
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what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death

A new experiment on recently slaughtered pigs shows us that brains may be intact for a while after death, and we might have the technology to bring them back to life. Now what?

americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says
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americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says

Popular science figures argue that we’re not taking real problems seriously because the public lacks scientific education. But that’s not the problem. The problem is much, much worse.

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms
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trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms

The right manufactured a free speech crisis on college campuses and President Trump may be giving them a tool to hold the nation’s R&D labs hostage while demanding the spotlight.

we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter
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we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter

Why space as we know is dominated by matter instead of its oppositely charged twin is a long standing question in physics. Now, experiments at the LHC are providing a glimpse at an answer.

synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer
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synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer

Far from being a high precision for computing your way through life, brains are messy and function more on recognition and guesswork, and understanding that is important for the future of medicine.

if you want a greener, cleaner world, you’ll need nuclear power
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if you want a greener, cleaner world, you’ll need nuclear power

Nuclear energy easily whips up public panic thanks to the coverage of incidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima. But fear and media hype have overshadowed two basic facts: nuclear power works, and we need it more than ever.

we know that green spaces mean healthy minds. now we need to act on that data.
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we know that green spaces mean healthy minds. now we need to act on that data.

A new Danish study confirms that being surrounded by greenery improves mental health. As more of us move into rapidly growing cities and aim to explore space, we need to plan for a greener future.

why gravity is the force you think you understand, but actually don’t
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why gravity is the force you think you understand, but actually don’t

If you think you know how gravity works, you’re probably wrong. While we can explain what it does, figuring out how has been a multi-decade long exercise in frustration and dead ends.

why the world’s tallest mountains might be hundreds of miles under our feet
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why the world’s tallest mountains might be hundreds of miles under our feet

Determining the tallest mountains on Earth seems like a fairly straightforward task, but it actually depends on which mountains you measure and how you measure them...

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