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Science

Teaching Kids Science With Sid the Science Kid

When I was growing up, one big investment my parents made for me and my siblings was a World Book Encyclopedia set, accompanied by a library of Childcraft topical books designed for kids. I remember spending┬ácountless hours reading about outer space,┬áplants and animals,┬áthe geology of planet Earth, weather systems, and the Seven Wonders of the […]

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Science

Use Behavioral Science to Make Your Changes Stick

If you’re thinking about making life changes in the new year, you’re not alone. Something like 40-50% of Americans make a new year’s resolution, though by Valentine’s Day about 80% of those people have already given up on their goal. Why do most people fail? A couple of big reasons come to mind: They’ve set […]

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Religion

Reason is the New Religion

There’s a very interesting cover story in next month’s Wired Magazine that’s bound to cause a big stir. It’s titled Battle of the New Atheism, and details the recent development of the active condemnation of any sort of sort of religion, The author, who is an atheist himself, puts the new atheist difference this way: […]

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Fun

Hot Dogs and String Theory

If you’ve got a few minutes to spare while waiting for this year’s hot dog eating contest to start (no worries – we all know you watch it), you might want to take a look at this cool flash video that explains each of the 10 dimensions. I’ll warn you in advance: If you do […]