28June2017

Good example of a Brain Study

Wow! I’ve seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time I’ve seen it with numbers. Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimers is a long, [...]

Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati: India’s Youngest Patent Holder and World’s Youngest Disabled Patent Holder

Disabled boy gets patent for 6 players’ chess Disabled Kid suffering from fatal disease gets 2 Patents Child prodigy that made India proud and Inspires World. Special kid from India takes his country to top position in Chess variants [...]

Sleights of Mind

What the neuroscience of magic reveals about our brains Neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of NeuroMagic — and also members of the Magic Castle, Magic Circle, International [...]

Stuff You Should Know's First-ever Crowd-sourced Quiz

Sure, Josh and Chuck know a lot of trivia gleaned from past Stuff You Should Know episodes, but so do SYSK listeners. To give you guys a shot, we’ve compiled this quiz made up entirely of questions posed by @SYSKPodcast followers [...]

Fooling the mind’s eye

If you’ve been to a magic show, you’ve almost certainly witnessed the mesmerizing trick in which a showman saws his female assistant in half. The woman lies down, her body seeming to extend the length of the table or some box. The magician [...]

From cancer to quantum, teens’ scientific feats celebrated

Winners of the 2012 Intel ISEF show the promise of science for improving the world New ways to detect cancer, search online social networks and link atoms using quantum physics took the highest honors this week at the 2012 Intel International [...]

PROBA-2:Proposals invited for the PROBA-2 Guest Investigator Programme

The Royal Observatory of Belgium is soliciting proposals for analysis of data from PROBA-2’s two solar observation instruments, SWAP and LYRA, under its Guest Investigator Programme. Proposals in response to this Third Call for Ideas [...]
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Young scientists, inventors and mathematicians score big

Cancer sensor, a better way to search tweets, and quantum teleportation are among research highlights at a global high-school-science competition Gordon E. Moore Award winner Jack Andraka is flanked by Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award [...]

A result of zero doesn’t always mean zero results

Forlorn graduate students sometimes turn to a publication called The Journal of Negative Results.* In graduate student mythology, it’s the repository for toiled-over experiments that produced nothing — no effects, no detections, no differences, [...]

Richard Saunders at TAM 6 on Bringing Critical Thinking to Schools

Australian skeptic, podcaster, author, TV personality, and professional origamist Richard Saunders recorded at The Amaz!ng Meeting 7. Saunders discusses the origami Pigasus and dowsing as a model for teaching critical thinking to students.