Do you remember The Dress? Ah, how could you forget it? Well now, there’s an official, peer-reviewed brain scan study on The Dress, and it helps to explain our divide between seeing blue and black and white and gold. When the striped wonder came onto the Internet, it quickly divided opinions, but much of the commentary on what was happening was unfortunately a bit speculative. Thanks to science, The Dress has become the subject of a proper study, and contributes to our modern body of scientific knowledge.
GOOGLE TRENDS HAS long been a tool for journalists tracking what people wanted to know about in the recent past. The function hasn’t changed, but the tense has: Trends now tracks stories in real time, giving unfettered access to what the Internet wants to know in the moment.
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You probably get hundreds of emails a day. But not all of them are genuine. In fact, many people out there want to get your login information, credit card and banking information, social security number, and other sensitive data. They… Continue reading
Commuters would also have more free time to — what else — surf the web
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NEW DELHI: A new study of fluid intelligence, that is, our ability to think quickly and recall information, has upended conventional theory that it peaks at around age 20 and starts declining after that.
The study, based on test scores… Continue reading
Some people are better at navigating cocktail parties, family gatherings, and office meetings. And, as it turns out, they are better at the Internet, too.
That’s the word from Anita Woolley, a professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie… Continue reading