Incredibles 2 is Finally Coming to the Big Screen

Fans, old and young alike, finally got a taste of the upcoming Incredibles sequel. Set to premiere in movie theatres on June 15, 2018, we are only several months away from finding out what happens in that battle against the Underminer. The first movie came out 13 years ago, and most fans that grew up watching the first movie are in their early and mid-twenties. … Continue reading Incredibles 2 is Finally Coming to the Big Screen

Daily Tidbit: 2D/4D Ratio

The 2D/4D ratio is the measurement of the length of the index finger (2nd digit) divided by the length of the ring finger (4th digit). This ratio is used as a proxy in sex research for prenatal testosterone exposure in humans and several other species including rats. Higher prenatal testosterone levels correlate with a lower 2D/4D ratio (with individual differences), which means that women tend … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: 2D/4D Ratio

Daily Tidbit: Dogs vs. Cats

Whether you’re a dog lover or cat lover, here is one indisputable fact — dogs are smarter than cats. Before any uproar begins, I’d like to share two things with you: 1) dog brains contain more than twice the neurons in cat brains, which means they have greater cognitive capability, and 2) dogs are far more trainable than cats, which means they have greater learning … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Dogs vs. Cats

How Do You Approach Getting Out of Writer’s Block?

This is an archived post from April 3, 2017 written by Pegah Mahmoud. We’ve all heard of the dreaded writer’s block: the figurative cement wall that blocks our ability to surround ourselves with creative and thoughtful ideas. And like a cement wall, it feels impossible to break through it when we see our mind as something much weaker than it. We groan, we curse, we become … Continue reading How Do You Approach Getting Out of Writer’s Block?

Daily Tidbit: Dairy Fact

Outside of the U.S. and Canada, most countries sell and store milk at room temperature. A new and more efficient technique called ultra high temperature (UHT) pasteurization allows milk to stay fresh on the shelf for about three months — much longer than the 7-10 days in the refrigerator for milk treated with high-temperature short-time (HTST) pasteurization used in North America. Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Dairy Fact

Let’s Talk Pills: Medication that Talks Back

Your iPad isn’t the only tablet that can talk to you. Now, even the medications you ingest have the ability to communicate with you! On November 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first ever digitally trackable pill, Abilify MyCite. So how does it work? First, a doctor prescribes the pill. When the patient consumes the pill, the medicine sends a signal to … Continue reading Let’s Talk Pills: Medication that Talks Back

Does the A in LGBTQIA Stand for Asexual or Ally?

Most millennials are familiar with the popular LGBT initialism that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. The initialism was first used in the ‘90s in order to replace the inaccurately labeled “gay community.” Since then, it has become a widely-accepted term to use for referring to the community of people who do not identify as heterosexuals. Since then, more and more sexual and gender … Continue reading Does the A in LGBTQIA Stand for Asexual or Ally?

Daily Tidbit: Quote of the Day

“Are you not thirsty?” said the Lion. “I am dying of thirst,” said Jill. “Then drink,” said the Lion. “May I— could I —would you mind going away while I do?” said Jill. The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Quote of the Day

Thinking in Math: How Certain Languages Make Learning Math Easier

“一二 , 一二 (one two, one two),” I counted as my tiny toddler feet ascended the stairs. The first two Chinese numbers were—according to my mom—my first words. Growing up, my peers at school would always joke about the stereotype that Asians (specifically, Chinese Asians) were good at math. Although it does not always hold true that Chinese students can solve linear differential equations faster … Continue reading Thinking in Math: How Certain Languages Make Learning Math Easier

Archive: You’re Such a Diva

This is an archived post from February 9, 2017, written by Gaby Cuevas,   “What’s a diva?” “A what?” “A diva.” “Velvita?” “No. A diva.” “A diva?! You know like a diva. A princess boujee diva.” *** I don’t think I’ve ever been called a diva. But that’s probably because I’ve been called dramatic. And I am VERY dramatic. My drink isn’t great. It’s amazingly … Continue reading Archive: You’re Such a Diva

Daily Tidbit: 5 Facts About Curiosity

A lack of curiosity has been linked with negative affect. Both people with depression and Alzheimer’s disease have significantly low levels of curiosity. Curiosity correlates positively with intelligence. Curiosity is a result of a neoteny, an evolutionary phenomenon in which our species as a whole displays traits, like playfulness and inquisitiveness, that were characteristic of juveniles in our ancestors. The brain region most associated with … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: 5 Facts About Curiosity

Learn With Curiosity

Ever wondered what Stephen Hawking’s thesis looked like? Or why you always seem to gain back any weight you try to lose? How about what’s killing galaxies? Curiosity is an informational website and app that creates and gathers articles and videos on all kinds of interesting topics so you can learn and get inspired. There’s lots to like about Curiosity. It’s well-organized and has plenty … Continue reading Learn With Curiosity