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Biology

Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

Are Women More Emotional Than Men? This idea that men and women think, talk, and understand things differently has existed for decades—inspiring books, college courses, research studies, and countless sitcoms. The truth is much more complicated and nuanced. […]

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Applied Math

Our Random World—Probability Defined

While it’s nice to think that our challenge in life is to get rid of uncertainty and be in complete control of everything, that is not going to happen. One of life’s real challenges is to deal with the uncertain and the unknown in some sort of an effective way; and that is the realm of probability. […]

Earth Science

How Weather Radar Saves Lives

Weather radar technology has revolutionized the forecasting of severe storms and has saved many lives. The revolution began in the evening of April 9, 1953, when two meteorologists at the Illinois State Water Survey decided to break the rules… […]

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Featured

The Real Dangers of Multitasking

The popular misconception is that when we’re texting and driving or multitasking in some other way, we’re actually doubling up on our efficiency. The truth is that we’re not. We’re switching our attention between tasks—and every time we make a switch, we pay a price. […]

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Chemistry

A Search For the Theory of Everything

The unifying theories of physics are among the greatest and most complex in all of science; their progression toward ever-grander insights, pointing towards an as-yet-unfinished ultimate synthesis that will transform our understanding of the universe, which is nothing less than a search for the theory of everything. […]

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Featured

The Zika Virus: What Have We Learned So Far?

Although the Zika virus existed in central Africa decades ago, the rapid spread of the virus around the world in only a couple of years is a significant event. What do we already know, and what do we still have to learn about this prolific virus? […]

Featured

Pi: The Most Important Number in the Universe?

One of the most famous numbers in human history, as well as one of the most important numbers in our universe, is the number Pi. Just how well do you know its mathematical applications and historical impact? […]

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