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New York’s Central Park Reopens Four Acre Secret Garden

New York’s Central Park Reopens Four Acre Secret Garden

A four-acre peninsula in Central Park has remained unchanged and uninhabited – by humans, that is – since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Now the secret garden has been reopened for the first time in more than 60 years, promising unparalleled views of nature for the nation’s most populated […]

by March 11, 2017 6 comments Science, Trending, World
3 Scientific Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life: Water on Mars, the Missing Link and Cancer Bloodtests

3 Scientific Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life: Water on Mars, the Missing Link and Cancer Bloodtests

Science isn’t just for nerds, and it isn’t a matter of old discoveries found in dusty ancient tomes. Science is a live subject, encompassing nearly everything about our vast world. There are as many exciting recent discoveries as there are old ones. Let’s consider the greatest discoveries in the world […]

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Science, Trending
Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Harris Cooper, the well-regarded homework researcher at Duke University, recently made the blanket statement that “[t]here is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” The statement is a strong one, especially as it completely challenges the orthodoxy that elementary school homework is necessary […]

by February 23, 2017 5 comments Science, Trending
Tesla’s Master Plan Part 2: Gallery of Elon Musk’s New Big Ideas

Tesla’s Master Plan Part 2: Gallery of Elon Musk’s New Big Ideas

Tesla’s Elon Musk is at it again, dreaming up a new slate of vehicles that he hopes will further reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuel. The head of Tesla Motors is coming off a victory of sorts for the Mark 3, which scored nearly 400,000 pre-orders for an electric car […]

by February 17, 2017 7 comments Science, Trending
First American Penis Transplant a Success: Offers Hope For Injured Veterans

First American Penis Transplant a Success: Offers Hope For Injured Veterans

Thomas Manning made history last week, becoming the first person in North America to successfully undergo a penis transplant. The 64 year old Boston man went through an extraordinary 15-hour surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, where surgeons used a phallus from a dead man and attached it to Manning. Once […]

by February 11, 2017 8 comments Science, Trending
There’s Something in There: New Scans Suggest Blockbuster Discovery at King Tut’s Tomb

There’s Something in There: New Scans Suggest Blockbuster Discovery at King Tut’s Tomb

The Curse of the Pharaohs suggests that there will be terrible implications whenever humanity dares to open a the mummy of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. The idea of the curse started in the 19th century when bad things seemed to happen when the tombs were discovered. The curse became infamous […]

by February 10, 2017 4 comments Science, Trending, World
Scientists May Be Preparing to Announce Discovery of an Earth-Like Planet

Scientists May Be Preparing to Announce Discovery of an Earth-Like Planet

The incredible advancements of scientific instrumentation and technology has led to an exciting new era in the discovery of exoplanets. Now, new reports indicate that scientists may be hiding the discover of an earth-in-waiting. According to German newspaper Der Spiegel, astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which […]

by February 2, 2017 5 comments Science, Trending, World
Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Employers prefer to have employees who have liberal arts degrees. That was the conclusion of a Hart Research Associates study which surveyed 318 employers about their hiring preferences. Of the employers, over 90 percent said that “innovation” was a key aspect of their mission, which means they are searching for […]

by January 26, 2017 7 comments Arts, Science
Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

The number of women potentially infected by the Zika virus appears to be growing in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says more than 150 pregnant women in America appear to be currently infected with Zika virus. In addition, there are over 120 women infected by the […]

by January 23, 2017 6 comments Politics, Science, Trending, World
Scanning of a human brain by X-rays

You’re Doing It Wrong: Psychologists and Psychiatrists List 50 Pop Culture Phrases Most Commonly Misuses

Hard-wired. A gene for. Autism epidemic. Denial. Acting out. Closure. Most people believe they are familiar with the terms above, and even use them occasionally in conversation. A new paper by a team of psychologists and psychiatrists says that the public frequently misuses, misapplies and misunderstands psychological terms that have […]

by January 13, 2017 4 comments Science, Trending