Science Saturday

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So, might time travel explain the problems with the super-collider?

For the first time, photographic evidence of the placebo effect in action.

Performance affects perception, even for professional athletes.

If you’ve always suspected that your bullying boss is an idiot, science has your back. I wouldn’t recommend emailing the story to your boss, however, unless you think he or she is too dumb to understand the implications.

If you get past the ridiculousness of the first sentence in this article, there’s actually some interesting connections between the push for self-esteem and the Twitter/Facebook/MySpace/YouTube universe. But good lord is that first sentence boneheaded.


Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →