Nerd Knowledge

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How to transfer video and audio tapes to your computer

April 7, 2021

As technology evolves and certain formats become obsolete, it makes more and more sense to transfer content from the outgoing mediums to the new ones.

Nerd Knowledge: Lakes and ponds ecosystems explained

March 29, 2021

Simply put, an ecosystem is a community or group of living organisms that live in and interact with each other in a specific environment. The difference between ponds and lakes is somewhat unclear, but generally speaking, lakes are normally much deeper than ponds and have a larger surface area. All the water in a pond […]

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Nerd Knowledge: What is Pi?

March 13, 2021

Succinctly stated, pi, which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π, is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle. No matter the circle’s size, this ratio will always equal pi.

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The history of “Pi Day”

March 13, 2021

National Pi Day can be traced back to 1988 and a man named Larry “The Prince of π” Shaw. Shaw was a physicist who was a longtime employee at the Exploratorium, a science museum in San Francisco, California, and came up with the idea of “π Day” on a 1988 staff retreat, following the death […]

The neuroscience of hate

February 15, 2021

Scientists in recent years have begun to establish the neural coordinates for complex emotional concepts such as “hate.” Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is giving researchers an understanding of the way these intense emotions begin to emerge in the brain.

The neuroscience of love

February 15, 2021

The brain of a person in love also encounters an increase in the stress hormone norepinephrine, which drives up heart rate and blood pressure. These responses are similar to those experienced by people using powerful addictive stimulants such as methamphetamine.

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Nerd Knowledge: The neuroscience of religion

January 29, 2021

There is now a new branch of neuroscience called neurotheology, which attempts to explain religious experience and behavior in neuroscientific terms.

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Nerd Knowledge: The science of soap

January 21, 2021

We use soap on a daily basis and don’t question its effectiveness, however, have you ever wondered where did it come from and how does it work?

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Why there is no such thing as race

December 16, 2020

Scientifically speaking, the idea of biologically-based classifications of humans, more commonly referred to as “race,” is simply a myth.

Nerd Knowledge: What is the Plague?

July 16, 2020

Though it never really left, The Black Plague is getting more recognition in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how it started.