Posts filed under “Science”

Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc

Narratives — specifically, the classic dramatic arc as outlined by German playwright Gustav Freytag — can evoke powerful responses, leading the brain to release the neurochemicals cortisol and oxytocin.

 

Paul Zak: Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc

 

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Category: Psychology, Science, Video

Killing Cancer

Vice: Special report: Killing Cancer, Friday February 27 10:30 on HBO

 

 

Source: thefutoncritic

Category: Science, Television, Video

John Oliver on Big Tobacco

Thanks to tobacco industry regulations and marketing restrictions in the US, smoking rates have dropped dramatically. John Oliver explains how tobacco companies are keeping their business strong overseas.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tobacco

 

 

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Category: Humor, Science, Taxes and Policy, Video

NASA 5-year Timelapse of the Sun

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s (SDO) launch, NASA released a five-year timelapse of the sun — and trust us: It ain’t ugly.

Category: Science, Video

9 Out Of 10 Big Pharma Companies Spent More On Marketing Than On R&D

Source: Dadaviz See Also: John Oliver attacked Big Pharma last night. Here’s one important thing he left out. (WonkBlog)

Category: Corporate Management, Markets, Science

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Math

Raw Story:

Broadcaster and physicist Brian Cox recently explained why the discovery of the Higgs particle was so amazing.

“We sort of do know what the fuck is going on at some level with subatomic particles,” he said on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. “If you look to the LHC — the Large Hadron Collider — which is the place where we generate the highest energy, so it is the biggest microscope in the world in that sense, we have an extremely good understanding of the laws of physics at that level, up to and including the discovery of the Higgs particle.”

 

Brian Cox excitedly explains the unreasonable effectiveness of math

 

Category: Mathematics, Science, Video

The worst anti-vaccine arguments

Source: Quartz

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Really, really bad calls, Science, UnScience

Gravity may have saved the universe

Source: Phys.org From Phys.org: New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang. Studies of the Higgs particle – discovered at CERN in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to all particles – have suggested that the production of Higgs particles during the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Science

Something’s just not right…

Source: Conde Nast

Category: Humor, Science

Americans Don’t Know Much About Science

Hey Dummy! You I am talkin at:   Source: Pew Research    

Category: Really, really bad calls, Science