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5 ways to use psychology to make your colleagues like you more

Lea Creswell

If you’re currently sat in an office, eating your lunch in your tiny little cubicle with an ...

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Training your memory is easier than you think

Jaime Levis

We use our brains 24/7, even when we’re sleeping, but we don’t always put enough effort into ...

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The reason why flamingos are pink

Eric Reefe

Few animals catch the eye quite as much as the flamingo does. With their bright pink (or orange) ...

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What are bees really doing and how important are they for us humans?

Loren Fazackerley

From a young age, we’ve always been told to ‘Save The Bees.’ For a while, we always thought these ...

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Albert Einstein’s relativity theory 101

Jaime Levis

Everyone knows the name Einstein - whether you know it from your science lessons, your own reading, ...

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Are standing desks better for you?

Maya Paz

Are you at work right now? Are you sat down? Are you pretending that you’re doing work but really ...

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How does a compass work

Moran Sapir

We’re always told, if you’re lost in the woods or the wilderness, a compass is the best way of ...

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Facts you didn’t know about the sun

Lali Odena

The Sun is the epicenter of our universe, and the most important star in the sky (to us, at least). ...

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Amazing facts about the milky way

Moran Sapir

The Milky Way Galaxy (to use its full title) is the name given to the galaxy that contains our ...

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Things you didn’t know about Galileo

Rebbekah Wiltons

Galileo Galilei, best known by his first name, is one of the most prominent figures in the fields ...

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Celebrities you didn’t know were also scientists

Roy Kaddosh

If you thought science was uncool, think again. Even our favorite celebrities think it’s amazing. ...

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Is taking a nap in the middle of the day a good idea?

Rachel Monday

Is taking a nap a good idea? For people who can sleep normally, a nap in the middle of the day to ...

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Health benefits of owning a dog

Lea Creswell

Many of us have dogs as part of the family - around 90 million in fact. That’s a lot of four-legged ...

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Everything you wanted to know about Buzz Aldrin

Benton Sam

Some people watch history happen; others make it happen. Buzz Aldrin firmly falls into the latter ...

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How to get rid of mosquitoes

Rebbekah Wiltons

If you think flies are a nuisance, wait until you meet a mosquito. Unlike the common fly, ...

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Why silver medalists grow up to be the most successful

Eric Reefe

We always see competitive athletes battling it out to see who comes first, second, and third in ...

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Holding doors for people can actually make you happier

Jaime Levis

It’s one of those simple things we do for others that we probably don’t think about much. However, ...

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Things you didn’t know about avocado

Isaac Tabar

Ah, the avocado. This is the food that has seen millennials hit the headlines over the years, but ...

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What happens to your body when the weather changes

Rebbekah Wiltons

If you suffer from asthma, allergies, or headaches, then you’ll be all too familiar with the ...

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What’s a Superfood, and do we really need it?

Rachel Monday

As health is becoming a bigger and more prominent part of many people’s lives, there have been a ...

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How to make a terrarium

Lea Creswell

Having plants in your home can be a joy. Whether you like them for their aesthetic quality, or ...

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Things you never knew about Elon Musk

Rachel Monday

Elon Reeve Musk is a famous philanthropist and business guru. He’s in the news frequently, but ...

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Why your cat likes to knock things over

Rachel Monday

If you have a cat, you’ll know that your little cute bundle of fluff seem to find joy in knocking ...

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Nighttime to-dos for a productive tomorrow

Rachel Monday

Every one of us does different things as their nighttime routine. Some of us don’t even have a ...

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Cats and their unexplained love of boxes

Loren Fazackerley

Cats are strange, aren’t they? Sure, their feline antics and viral videos have kept us entertained ...

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How do scientists explain beauty?

Rebbekah Wiltons

What is beauty? According to the dictionary, it’s a combination of form, shape, or color that are ...

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Most scientific explanations for falling in love

Rebbekah Wiltons

Ah, love. The feeling of butterflies in our stomach and as if we’re walking on clouds. Could there ...

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Why you should not look at your phone before bed

Lali Odena

Many of us are now pretty much glued to our phones. That is where we access mostly all of our ...

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Why your pet may actually understand what you’re saying

Rachel Monday

Okay, we admit it; we have conversations with our pets. Call us crazy, but they are great ...

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6 things most left handers have in common

John Preston

Although right-handed people make up 90% of the population, there’s still 10% out there full to the ...

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What does your favorite color say about you?

Eric Reefe

Quick question - what’s your favorite color? Now think carefully, as this question can reveal more ...

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8 Traits People Find Attractive, According to Science

Eric Reefe

Although we think of love as a mystical, magical thing, there is a lot of science behind who and ...

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Surprising health benefits of cold weather

Emily Alex

As soon as winter hits, everyone brings out their cozy knitted jumpers, wooly hats and scarves, ...

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Is Eating Pizza For Breakfast Bad For You?

Lali Odena

We’ve all tucked into a takeaway on a Friday night, and found ourselves with some leftovers. Now, ...

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What is color blindness

Lali Odena

Color blindness is something we hear about occasionally, and we even hear that certain people are ...

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Ways to curb your smartphone addiction

Eric Reefe

If there is one invention that has undeniably improved our lives in the past decade, it’s the ...

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Why your radiator is so loud according to science

Rachael Schwartzman

Households regularly have sounds, some of which are inescapable. The high pitched wail of kettle ...

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How do solar panels work

John Preston

Solar panels are hardly a new idea, and they have been around for quite some time now. But, over ...

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The scientific benefits of kissing

Jaime Levis

Is there anything quite as lovely as a really nice kiss? Whether it is the butterfly-inducing first ...

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Interesting things about Saturn

Eric Reefe

Of all the planets in the Solar System, Saturn is one of the most interesting and beguiling. She is ...

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How to fix your sleeping problems with science

Eric Reefe

There are few things more frustrating than laying in bed, wide awake, tossing and turning for ...

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The science behind being happy

Ethan Gorstein

What makes you feel so good after a run? Why does eating that sugary snack fill you with joy? What ...

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The science behind why we scream

Lali Odena

What’s in a scream? This is a question many people have asked, and there is a science behind the ...

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The story of Alexander Graham Bell

Ethan Gorstein

Scottish-born scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell is best known as the inventor of the ...

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What do we know about the Wright brothers

Rebbekah Wiltons

There have been many inventions in history that have really changed the world beyond ways we ...

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All you wanted to know about DNA analyzing

Rebbekah Wiltons

DNA testing and analyzing is incredibly important in all walks of life. You might use it to trace ...

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Why most of the blackboards are green

Lali Odena

We’ve heard of whiteboard, and we’ve heard of blackboards, but what about green boards?! Well, it ...

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Why do dogs love to dig

Lali Odena

Dogs have been our favorite household pets for a long while, and these four-legged friends are such ...

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The craziest things ever unearthed by construction workers

Assaf Biton

Working construction has got to be one of the most interesting and fulfilling jobs in the world. ...

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The main themes behind the book “Sapiens”

Ethan Gorstein

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of the book ...

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The basics of quantum physics

Assaf Biton

Say the words ‘quantum physics’ to almost anyone, and they’ll feel lost and confused straight away. ...

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5 living creatures that reproduce in a rather unique way

Lali Odena

Share When it comes down to it, reproduction is weird, wacky, and wonderful. Of course, we’re all ...

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Do animals speak regional languages?

Ethan Gorstein

Share When we think of our animals talking, we normally have an image of a Disney musical where ...

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A or B: what’s your personality type?

Ethan Gorstein

Share When we talk about personality types, you may have heard the phrases ‘Type A’ and ‘Type B’ ...

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How do microwaves really work?

Ethan Gorstein

Share Microwave ovens are quite possibly one of the best inventions ever made - being able to ...

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How do erasers work?

Ethan Gorstein

Share We all make mistakes - in our life decisions, in our choice of clothes, in our choice of ...

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How to tell if your diamond is real at home?

Benton Sam

If you’ve been given a ring, earrings, a bracelet or anything encrusted with a diamond it can be ...

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The Placebo Effect: what is it and does it really work?

Ethan Gorstein

Have you ever been to the doctor and been prescribed medicine for that aching back, that sore ...

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How your first name influences your self-concept

Stephanie Stevens

I could begin this post with the stereotypical (or quite a cliche) reference to Shakespeare’s ...

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What is the butterfly effect?

Sandy Carsley

You have probably heard of the butterfly effect. But do you actually know what it is?  The ...

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Do plants have feelings?

Sandy Carsley

  Have you ever wondered what kind of music your plants like listening to? Or how they feel ...

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7 unique things we inherit from our parents

Sandy Carsley

Knowing where your characteristics come from is incredibly interesting from a scientific point of ...

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Why do some people have dimples and does it affect their personality?

Lali Odena

Dimples are often described as cute and adorable although, and most of us want to have them when we ...

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Evolution in a nutshell

Sandy Carsley

Charles Darwin, at the young age of 22 with a passion for collecting beetles, sailed ship in order ...

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Meet the smartest animals on earth

Sandy Carsley

Animals can’t recite Pi to 24 decimal places and they probably can’t speak fluent Greek, but ...

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5 Clever Ways To Make Someone Like You

Sandy Carsley

According to psychology Professor Jack Schafer, there is in fact one rule of thumb in order to make ...

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The Pros and Cons of Cloning

Sandy Carsley

Cloning is becoming something more probable in our future with all these new advancements in ...

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31 Mandela Effect Examples That Will Make You Question Everything

Sandy Carsley

The legendary song We Are the Champions by Queen does not, in fact, end in the way that most people ...

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The story of Laika

Lali Odena

We have all heard the tale of how Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the moon in 1969, and ...

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Researchers Detects Healing In Antarctic Ozone Hole

News Editor

Ozone healing has been identified at Antarctica. The ozone hole at the Antarctica is slowly ...

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The World’s Trickiest Airports

News Editor

Should you ever find yourself on Runway 10 at this airport you may be surprised to see that there ...

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A Five-Dimensional Black Hole Might Break General Relativity

News Editor

Einstein’s general theory of relativity may break down because of a strangely shaped black hole. ...

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