The Culture of Shut Up -
Too many debates about important issues degenerate into manufactured and misplaced outrage—and it’s chilling free speech.
"The Outrage Bubble"
Getting Your Kids Off the iPad Is Worth the Fight -
Any parent who knows the special hell of child tantrums in response to screen-time rules may eventually begin to wonder: Does it really matter anyway? But a new study wants to assure you that yes, it really does, so stand your ground. The research, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, found that parents who do set limits can count on some seriously positive results for their kids—including improved sleep, better grades, good behavior and less risk of obesity.
NASA suspends work with Russia over involvement in Ukraine -
Hey, remember when the administration said it was a good idea to prematurely shut down the shuttle program and rely on the Russians until privatized space flight and Orion caught up, instead of the more systematic gap-closing approach both candidates campaigned on?
Why TED Matters - TIME
A Dishonest “Cosmos” -
I’m actually not going to draw from any exotic sources for this post. I’m going to try confine what I include here only to things that can be found on the first page of a Google search for Giordano Bruno. This will illustrate more clearly the rank intellectual dishonesty involved in this segment. The truth of the story was never more than five minutes away from host Neil DeGrasse Tyson and his writers, producers, and animators. They opted to tell half-truths and outright lies instead.
Such a shame.
A scientist speaking on a non-scientific topic is often just as dumb as the next guy, but when it’s something so easily researched and so well documented, you really do expect at least a general attempt at accuracy. This representation of Giordano Bruno may be even worse than the pop-science memes around Galileo.
The Five-Second Rule Is Now Supported by Actual Scientific Evidence -
Looks like it’s time to start giving 10-year-olds a little more credit where their scientific claims are concerned. According to a new study from Aston University in Birmingham, England, they were right all alongâfive seconds really does make a difference in terms of food safety.
10 Orlando Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate -
If you thought O-Town was full of tourists, tech nerds, sleazy clubbers and deadly drivers…turns out you’re right.