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However long you’ve been alive, chances are you’ve heard a completely incorrect “fact” about the brain. The human brain is notoriously complicated, and despite many advances in modern science, much of the organ remains a mystery.   That’s probably why, when someone hears a rumour about how the brain functions, they spread it – regardless
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This weekend, over 200 Flat-Earthers from all “around” the world gathered in Britain for the nation’s very first Flat Earth Convention. “People are waking up,” said the event organizer Gary John. “We’re seeing an explosion of interest in Flat Earth theories and increasing mistrust of governments.”   Like any good pseudoscience convention, this one was
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Visiting the Institut Curie in Paris recently got me thinking about the distinct lack of famous female Nobel Prize winners in science (Marie Curie excepted). The world rightly celebrated the incredible life and achievements of Stephen Hawking when he died last month. Yet the recent 60th anniversary of another brilliant scientist who also didn’t win a
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People who think their knowledge and beliefs are superior to others are especially prone to overestimating what they actually know, new research suggests. Even after getting feedback showing them how much they didn’t know relevant political facts, these people still claimed that their beliefs were objectively more correct than everyone else’s.   On top of