Statues of Tycho Brahe a Johannes Kepler in Prague.
Astronomy

What Johannes Kepler Got Wrong

August 15, 2020

Even though astronomy would not have been where it is today without Johannes Kepler, he made considerable mistakes. His famous three laws were not built on a perfect foundation, and his first solar system model was pure nonsense. […]

Ancient Greek poetess Sappho
Ancient History

The Education System in Ancient Greece

August 6, 2020

There is no clear evidence of any schools in the ancient Greek world before the 5th century BC. It is believed that prior to this period, education in Greece was provided mainly through private tutors. Women were not given formal education, the only knowledge they needed was to run and maintain the house. […]

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Coronavirus News

Georgia Tech Unveils Tool to Gauge Public Events’ COVID Risk by County

July 20, 2020

A prominent Georgia college has developed a COVID risk assessment tool. Georgia Tech’s “COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool” lets users browse the nation by county to determine the likelihood of coming in contact with an infected person. How do we know sample data is representative? […]

The red-haired woman squints and looks away, hides her eyes with her hand from the sun and tries to see the far way.
Psychology

Temporal Discounting and Self-Control: How Waiting Kills Value

June 4, 2020

Temporal discounting in psychology is the factor that makes people choose immediate rewards over remote ones, regardless of the real difference in value. The more one has to wait for a reward, the less they perceive it as valuable. This is also why we lack self-control in some situations. […]

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