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Here's What We Learned From Friday's #DayofFacts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics

Museums and libraries are typically nonpartisan institutions, but even they can’t stay quiet in this political climate and amid the “fake news” ...

Seven Words the Feds Can't Say

William S. Becker | Posted 02.11.2017 | Green
William S. Becker

Shortly after Donald Trump's election, according to news reports, federal scientists scrambled to back up their climate data, the words "climate chang...

Truth and the Hard Work of Thinking

Terry Newell | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

In the early days of the Trump Administration, we have been treated to conflicting information on a range of issues. Alternatively, we have been aske...

A Primer For Steve Bannon On The Media

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Llewellyn King

No, Steve Bannon, counselor to President Trump, the media is not the opposition. Nor is it a monolithic structure acting at the behest of some unseen ...

Facts

David Blumenthal | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
David Blumenthal

As a physician, student of health policy, and human being, I depend on facts. Here are some examples. As a physician: Treating high blood pressure pre...

A New Declaration

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 01.31.2017 | Impact
Susan Deily-Swearingen

One week ago, I was marching through the streets of D.C. with a phalanx of fellow protesters. It was empowering to be surrounded by a mass of people a...

How to Be Your Own Fact Checker

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.31.2017 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

Yesterday I made an embarrassing mistake. I received an email from a trusted colleague that was a chain letter from one of her trusted colleagues. I...

Writing Resistance In The Age Of Trump

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Paul Stoller

You can't fight big lies with little truths.

Life In Trumpland: A Third Open Letter To Our Students

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.09.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

Dear Students, I didn't expect to be back so soon, but events in Trumpland seem to be spiraling out of control. Our world is becoming dangerously str...

From Brave Pigeons to Sour Herrings: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

From Frame Rate To Black Cat Hate: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.04.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered Teddy Roosevelt's link to football, the weird history of habeas corpus, and why people don't like to adopt black cats.

From Rainmakers To Flavor Tasters: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

A Call To Action

Karin Schott | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Karin Schott

This modern media world is no longer governed by Walter Cronkite. I wonder what he would make of this world we live in?

From Gum Bans to Growth Mindsets: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Pumpkin Spice to Pill Colors: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.17.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the history of the PSL, why older siblings are smarter, and how pill color affects effectiveness.

Setting The Record Straight On Black Lives Matter

Lia Miller | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices
Lia Miller

I'm tired of explaining to "friends" that the phrase #BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean that other lives don't matter or that it is somehow an anti-white or anti-police slogan. There is an implied "too" at the end of the phrase.

From Tug of War to Excel Errors: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.10.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the Million Dollar Homepage, the origin of Auto-Tune, and an Excel mistake with international implications.

From Space Dumping to Identical Twin Puppies: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the hidden benefits of chewing gum, wheezing Amish, and the first set of identical twin puppies.

From Vanishing Dots to Piggy Banks: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.26.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered illusions to trick your brain, boozy physics thought experiments, and piggy bank etymology.

Five Facts You Wouldn't Have Believed in 2016

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 09.25.2016 | Good News
Chirag Kulkarni

The world is constantly changing. Every single year new trends come out and change the way we live. It can be easy to forget how quickly this change takes place, but these five facts prove beyond a reasonable doubt that we are truly living in the future. If you'd have learned any of these facts last year, you wouldn't have believed them for a minute.

From Marmosets to Musical Taste: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.20.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered marmoset students, wasps in figs, and why your genes might be to blame for your ridiculous drunken behavior.

Debate Moderators Need to Take a Lesson from Matt Lauer

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Jesse Andreozzi

With the presidential debate just a couple of weeks away, Lauer's performance serves as a teachable moment for the moderators as they prepare for the mammoth event. First, though, let's examine why Lauer was so roundly criticized.

Street Harassment Isn't Just Annoying: It's Psychologically Damaging

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 09.07.2016 | Women
Charlene Haparimwi

Street harassment and the effects of what it does to its victims has been a focus in mainstream media recently. From the company Hollaback!’s viral ...

From Degenerate Art to the Mozart Effect: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.02.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...