Nobody should be embarrassed for not being familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect, the cognitive bias in which the more incompetent or ignorant you are about something, the better or more knowledgeable you think you are at that thing. If you still don't get it, the maskless gentleman above can help you understand.
It's widely understood, in the collective consciousness of the meme-anschauung, that inhaling sulphur hexafluoride is how one briefly attains an extremely deep and manly voice. But there is a gas that offers even deeper and manlier formants: perfluorobutane. Cody's lab: "I breath in samples of sulfur hexafluoride and perfluorobutane which has nearly twice the density.… READ THE REST
It was late in the evening and Penn Powell was crossing a bridge on his way home from Fort St. John to Hudson's Hope, British Columbia when he spotted a beaver in front of his car. He slammed on the brakes but the car went right over the animal. Did he kill it? "Well, I… READ THE REST
In the New Yorker, Eli Grober rewrote the opening sentences of iconic novels to make them reflect the (sur)reality of today. Here are a few of my favorites: "A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But, mostly, it was the worst of… READ THE REST
Skewers are about as primal an instrument as man has ever devised. In fact, a stick with a fashioned tip for just that type of open-flame cooking was found at a campsite believed to date back over 300,000 years. With all that research and development time, it would be easy to imagine that pretty much… READ THE REST
Even in this new age of home offices and remote employment, we still haven't really advanced the state of desk decor much, have we? The walls around you may have changed and your boss may have to Zoom you rather than casually eyeball your productivity during a judgmental walk-by, but the immediate desktop environment probably… READ THE REST
STEM jobs are expected to increase to more than 9 million next year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With job markets still recovering from the COVID shutdowns and seismic shifts in scores of industries over the past year, it's no wonder that many parents are getting smart and deciding to get their… READ THE REST