New Guidance: Don’t take daily Aspirin

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A prevailing and rather popular practise has been the consumption of a daily low dose of Aspirin to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Literally millions of people are currently doing this. The current medical consensus is that this does more harm than good. There is a new report via a team of Harvard researchers that conforms … Read more New Guidance: Don’t take daily Aspirin

Playing “Bad News” teaches Fake News awareness

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There is an online game that you can play called “Bad News”. This however is not just any game, it has been specifically designed to psychologically train and inoculate those that play against Fake News and disinformation. How can this possibly work? The thinking behind this is research into what is known to some as … Read more Playing “Bad News” teaches Fake News awareness

How to Change Minds – A Street Epistemology Inspired Video

Street Epistemology

I would argue that effective meaningful communication is itself both an art and a craft, so it is perhaps wholly appropriate for an artist to create something that does just that. What is the Story Here? Back in 2017, Artist Rebecca Fox and also Street Epistemologist Anthony Magnabosco had display tables at the QEDCon conference in Manchester … Read more How to Change Minds – A Street Epistemology Inspired Video

4 GOP Senators conspire to attack evidence-based science

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In a very Cult-of-Trump move, four well-known Republican Senators have collaborated and conspired to keep people ignorant. The story comes via Mother Jones where an article by Dan Spinilli puts it like this … These 4 GOP Senators Are Shocked that the National Science Foundation Encourages Science Education So they are asking for an investigation. … Read more 4 GOP Senators conspire to attack evidence-based science

Priming: Hearing things that are not really there – Yanni or Laurel

Yanni or Laurel

I’m building up to an explanation for the “Yanni or Laurel” audio illusion. First, let’s talk about audio illusions in general. Pictured above is Ben Langley on Britains Got Talent last weekend. His act consisted of playing various very well-known songs, but he primed you to hear something distinctly different by holding up a series … Read more Priming: Hearing things that are not really there – Yanni or Laurel