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Study of 657,461 children finds no link between vaccines and autism

March 12th, 2019 at 8:43 am » Comments Off

Danish researchers followed children born over a 10-year period and found no connection between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. It only hurts for a second. The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella doesn’t cause autism, according to a massive, new study. It’s yet another study that unravels any tie between vaccines and […]

Why Futurism has a cultural blind spot

March 8th, 2019 at 12:36 pm » Comments Off

We predicted cell phones, but not women in the workplace In early 1999, during the halftime of a University of Washington basketball game, a time capsule from 1927 was opened. Among the contents of this portal to the past were some yellowing newspapers, a Mercury dime, a student handbook, and a building permit. The crowd […]

The perfect pair of pants is just a 3D body scan away

March 6th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

LIKE SO MANY women, Meghan Litchfield dreaded shopping for jeans. There were the garden-variety complaints: inconsistent sizing between brands, the way back pockets stretched or sagged, the humiliation of walking into a dressing room with half a dozen options only to walk out empty-handed. Even the best candidates were ill-fitting. Most of the time, she’d […]

No, Data is not the new oil

March 4th, 2019 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

“Data is the new oil” is one of those deceptively simple mantras for the modern world. Whether in The New York Times, The Economist, or WIRED, the wildcatting nature of oil exploration, plus the extractive exploitation of a trapped asset, seems like an apt metaphor for the boom in monetized data. Antonio García Martínez (@antoniogm) […]

Study finds listening to music has negative impact on creativity

March 4th, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

A new study has found that listening to music may have a negative impact on creativity. This is contrary to the popular idea that music and creativity often go hand in hand. According to the researchers, the negative impact was found even in cases where the music had a positive impact on mood and was […]

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