In 1900, only 3% of Americans practiced professions that were deemed “cognitively demanding.” Today, 35% of us do, and we have all learned to be flexible in the way that we think about problems. In this fascinating and fast-paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century, moral philosopher James Flynn makes the case that changes in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences.
By just eating and drinking foods we are either making our brain healthy or making it sick.
The winners of the 2013 Google Science Fair have been announced, and the prizes this year go to some truly amazing young scientists.
All these torture instruments come from the private collection of Fernand Meysonnier, the last executioner of French Algeria. From 1947 to 1961 Fernand Meysonnier executed more than 200. In 1961, shortly before Algerian independence, Fernand Meyssonnier went to Tahiti where he met his future wife with whom he had a daughter, and founded several businesses.
Ever wanted to completely forget a bad memory? Anthony reports on the discovery of a gene that could aid in memory extinction and bring to life a real Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
The story of cell phone begin 40-years ago. Today, there are more than 4 billion cell phone users worldwide. I’m sure each of you has at least one mobile.
Are you addicted? What do you really know about your phone? Here are some unexpected and horrifying facts.