The National Academy of Sciences provides a free ‘science…

The National Academy of Sciences provides a free ‘science hotline’ for filmmakers in order to encourage more scientifically accurate movies. The service is free to both professional and amateur films, as well as TV and video game projects. Source

Being forgetful is not only normal, it makes you smarter. The…

Being forgetful is not only normal, it makes you smarter. The main function of memory is to improve decision making, and forgetting irrelevant details helps you to be more intelligent and make informed decisions. Source Source 2

Women of all ages are more likely to survive in times of…

Women of all ages are more likely to survive in times of crisis. A study of the last 250 years shows that women have longer life spans during famine or disease epidemics, and female survival rates are especially higher during…

When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception, he bribes the DJ…

When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception, he bribes the DJ so they won’t play Footloose. “I go to the disc jockey and hand him $20 and say, ‘Please don’t play that song’, because, first off, a wedding is…

According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar, you can only have…

According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar, you can only have about 150 solid friendships. “Dunbar’s Number” is the theory that, due to our brain size and long-term memory capacity, we can only maintain stable relationships with a limited number of people.…