Marc (editor) is a web usability consultant by day and popular science writer by night. He likes to show that reality can be as fascinating as religion, art and politics combined. In his spare time he succumbs to his sports addiction, goes out trekking in nature and cooks a mean Thai curry.
*PREVIEW* Guerrillas, raiders and terrorists have existed throughout history and their methods offer valuable military lessons, especially in our modern era of unconventional wars. Some wars are waged without large and well-organized armies but still make a huge impact. Consider the nineteen al-Qaeda hijackers in the US who managed to start the global “War on …Continue Reading
An important pillar in the field of sports and exercise science is the principle of specificity. It says that for optimal performance in a sport, training should be very specific to that sport. Which means if you want to become a fast runner, you have to do a lot of running. Cross-training on the other …Continue Reading
Despite the fact that we can thank science for almost all technological advances in human history, it is often misunderstood, misrepresented and misused in the media. In 2003 British doctor Ben Goldacre started writing about this in his Bad Science column in the Guardian and in 2008 he wrote a bestseller book under the same …Continue Reading
Many of our cognitive abilities such as reasoning, memory and spatial visualization start to decline in our mid 20′s. Yet, it turns out that many older people are doing great. How can this be? I asked psychology professor Timothy Salthouse of the University of Virginia’s Cognitive Aging Lab, about the aging brain. Studies by researchers …Continue Reading
How do people get lost and how do you find them again? Find out how our mental compass can drift and how search and rescue professionals use statistics to predict our whereabouts. People get lost all the time, be it in the mall, in a new city, or more worrisome, in the woods or in …Continue Reading