Category: Science & Nature

Postings from the world of science and technology

Why Rituals Work

Think about the last time you were about to interview for a job, speak in front of an audience, or go on a first date. To quell your nerves, chances are you spent time...

Snake Oil

This revealing chart shows exactly where a number of dietary supplements and popular treatments lie in relation to the actual scientific evidence supporting the claims made for them.

Where Humans Split from Sharks

Common Ancestor Comes Into Focus ScienceDaily  — The common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates on Earth resembled a shark, according to a new analysis of the braincase of a 290-million-year-old fossil fish that has...