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    Fact or Fiction 2: 50 (More) Popular Myths Explained

    Fact or Fiction 2: 50 (More) Popular Myths Explained

    We're back to debunk a second collection of urban lore and cultural mythology in Fact or Fiction 2: 50 (More) Cultural Myths Explained. In this sequel to our best-selling first edition, we cast our analytical eye on long-standing claims such as the "5-second rule," which insists that food dropped on the floor is safe to eat if picked up within 5 seconds, and that a "base tan" will protect against sunburn.eBooks now available exclusively in our webstore! We offer unlimited downloads so that you can sync with all your devices. For technical or other questions, please see: eBook FAQs.

    January 16, 2017
    Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths

    Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths

    Did NASA really spend millions creating a pen that would write in space? Is chocolate poisonous to dogs? Does stress cause gray hair? These questions are just a sample of the urban lore investigated in this eBook, Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths. Drawing from Scientific American’s “Fact or Fiction” and “Strange But True” columns, we’ve selected 58 of the most surprising, fascinating, useful and just plain wacky topics confronted by our writers over the years.

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    July 29, 2013

    Weekend (and Monday) on the Blogs

    What an incredible day of blogging already today! You don't want to miss any of those posts, including the ones from the weekend.You may have probably noticed the new Image of the Week there on the right side-bar.From the blogs: - Kevin Zelnio - Word of the Month: Myrmecomorphy and Welcome to the Circus of the Spineless, Edition #64!  - Darren Naish - Obscure Mesozoic birds you’ll only know about if you’re a Mesozoic bird nerd: Jibeinia luanhera  - Jason G.

    August 8, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic
    Ask the Brains, Part 2: 62 Answers to Common Questions on the Mind

    Ask the Brains, Part 2: 62 Answers to Common Questions on the Mind

    The human mind is capable of amazing and often baffling things. Baseball fans remember the cautionary tale of Steve Blass, the All-Star pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates whose career was undone prematurely when he couldn’t resolve a case of “the yips,” or the tendency to choke under pressure. Though the example is extreme, Blass isn’t alone. From irrational phobias to a midlife crisis, we've all experienced moments of utter confusion about the nature of our own behavior, emotions or perception of reality. In this eBook, neurologists and other scientists share what they know about how the mind works, including some of these baffling psychological experiences.eBooks now available exclusively in our webstore! We offer unlimited downloads so that you can sync with all your devices. For technical or other questions, please see: eBook FAQs.

    September 18, 2017

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