Actual scientific data is your best defence against misinformation, but locating real facts amongst selectively-quoted studies and outright lies online can be difficult. We’ve told you before how to tell if something controversial is actually true, but what if you want to read up on a subject without stumbling into half-truths and pseudoscience? Here’s how to use the internet as a powerful research tool without being led astray.
English-language editions of Wikipedia will be offline for 24 hours from 4pm Wednesday January 18 (Australian Eastern daylight saving time) to protest the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the US. If you urgently need Wikipedia content during that period, what can you do? Here are a few emergency alternatives.
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Those friends who claim they “only need” five or six hours of sleep, as compared to your lazy eight? Researchers suggest their lowered slumber needs are a genetic mutation, and that the rest of us shouldn’t fight our instincts.