How Do Cochlear Implants Work?

How Do Cochlear Implants Work?

There’s a horror movie I love, where no one’s allowed to talk because scary monsters will hear them and eat them, and it’s fantastic, but a main character has a cochlear implant, and they get the depiction all wrong. Which is a shame, because cochlear implants are fascinating and ingenious devices, and because it breaks […]

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What Happens After You’re Released From Prison?

What Happens After You’re Released From Prison?

this video was made possible thanks to our friends over at hollywood health and society, who sponsored this video. Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin! According to the United State’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, around 1.5 million adults were in prison at the end of 2017. And while each year more than 600,000 individuals are […]

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Map of Computer Science

Map of Computer Science

We built computers to expand our brains. Originally scientists build computers to solve arithmetic, but they turned out to be incredibly useful for many other things as well: running the entire internet, lifelike graphics, artificial brains or simulating the Universe, but amazingly all of it boils down to just flipping zeros and ones. Computers have […]

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Why Australia’s gun laws wouldn’t work in the US | Did You Know?

Why Australia’s gun laws wouldn’t work in the US | Did You Know?

Back in 1977, Australia was generally pretty relaxed about guns. “Do you notice anything unusual or different about me?” “You’re looking very nice today, you’ve had a haircut?” Fast forward 19 years, and it’s a different story. It was, and still is, the worst mass shooting in Australian history. Less than two weeks after the […]

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India’s trucks are works of art

India’s trucks are works of art

Drive through India and you are sure to see this. These are India’s trucks. Most goods in India are transported by truck. And as India’s economy has grown trucks have become central to how the country does business. But since they were introduced to India in the 1940s, these trucks have become more than just […]

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What is Spec Work?

What is Spec Work?

In the design world Spec Work is short for Speculative Work and that means it’s kinda like when you uh… it basically means working for free. It usually comes into forms. One: A client asks several designers or design firms to complete part of a new project. The client picks one winner, gives them the […]

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Will This New Male Birth Control Gel Actually Work?

Will This New Male Birth Control Gel Actually Work?

Let’s talk about sex. I know that’s the last thing most of you wanted to hear me say, but I have big science-related news about it! Right now clinical trials are underway for a new form of birth-control for men. Currently if you’re a man and you want to be the responsible one while doinking, […]

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How Negative Yields Work | WSJ

How Negative Yields Work | WSJ

(gentle music) – [Narrator] This chart shows the yield on the German government’s 30-year bonds over the past few months. You’ll notice something unusual happened in early August. The yield dropped below zero. A yield is the return investors receive on a bond. A negative yield is the opposite, meaning investors are receiving less money […]

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PS. Explain This: The Urban Employment Challenge

PS. Explain This: The Urban Employment Challenge

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, the promise of greater economic opportunity has been the most potent driver of urbanization. But many cities today are failing to deliver on that promise. Globally, labor forces are growing fast. Sub-Saharan Africa’s workforce grows by about eight million people per year. South Asia’s grows by one million […]

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