Tag: explainer

Nov 28, 2017

Why Old Friends Matter

Why Old Friends Matter

A short video essay on the importance of old friends by ‘The School of Life’

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Nov 25, 2017

Expiration Dates Don’t Mean What You Think

Expiration Dates Don’t Mean What You Think

Unless it’s baby food, expiration dates tell you when food tastes best, not when it isn’t safe

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Nov 13, 2017

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing

Psychological research suggests we’re not good at evaluating ourselves. Understanding the Dunning-Kruger effect

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Nov 10, 2017

How Scientists are Trying to Optimize ‘Healthspans’ Instead of Lifespans

How Scientists are Trying to Optimize ‘Healthspans’ Instead of Lifespans

Because extending life is pointless if we’re constantly sick and in pain

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Nov 7, 2017

The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

At Cloudflare HQ there’s a wall of lava lamps that keeps a good bit of the internet secure, here’s how

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Nov 1, 2017

Why Cereal Clumps Together and Sticks to the Edges

Why Cereal Clumps Together and Sticks to the Edges

Who knew there was so much science in a bowl of cereal!

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Oct 26, 2017

Why the Moon Landing Couldn’t Have Been Faked

Why the Moon Landing Couldn’t Have Been Faked

Faking the moon landing in 1969 would have been harder than just… going to the moon

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