Conspiracy Bot Shows That Computers Can Be as Gullible as Humans 

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Spread the loveTweet Photo by The New Inquiry’s conspiracy bot Computers believe in conspiracy theories now. The New Inquiry’s Francis Tseng trained a bot to recognize patterns in photos and…


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Your Political Beliefs Make You Bad at Math

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Spread the loveTweet Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty According to a 2013 Yale study, when facts seem to contradict your political opinions, your brain will work so hard to…


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The Secret to Making Your Weekends Feel Longer

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Spread the loveTweet If all you can think about Monday morning is how quickly your weekend flew by, you might want to consider expanding your horizons a bit in the…


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Talking to Yourself Makes You Smarter, Not Crazy

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Spread the loveTweet But this type of self-talk isn’t chatting about the weather with your other, more interesting split personality. No, as Ulrich Boser, author of Learn Better, explains at…


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The Tricks Nature Documentaries Use to Draw You In

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Spread the loveTweet In the back of your mind, you probably realize that nature documentaries aren’t literally nonfiction depictions of actual things that happened in nature. As it turns out,…


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The Best Ways to Find Misplaced Items (and to Avoid Losing Them in the First Place)

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Spread the loveTweet One thing I almost never fail to lose is chapstick. For other people, it’s their keys, sunglasses, or wallet that always go missing. And while it sucks…


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