Our lives have gotten to the point that probably ninety per cent of the things we believe to be true are actually what we've heard by word-of-mouth: things your friends say that sound like they could be true, you never get around to googling them, and then end up telling others at a party a few days later. Yeah. Most of those things are probably not true.
You dropped that open-faced sandwiched face-up (finally!), you're heartbroken, and you pull out the five-second rule. Let's be real: the floor's got grime on it, it's going to rub onto your food, dusty dirt and food particles are going to mingle. Let go.
2) Forensic Science works like on CSI
Let's not even get into the fact that DNA analyses take weeks and months to complete. Let's talk about the DNA samples that seem to get every criminal caught because of that one stray piece of dead skin or whatever they left on the crime scene. What about all the other fucking millions of DNA samples that you pick up on the daily: being jostled by people on city streets, taking cabs, at bars/restaurants--you know, just daily life with other humans. You pick up tiny pieces of DNA everywhere, and its not that easy to find, analyze, and track back. Horatio Caine badassery just doesn't happen in real life.
3) Fat cells don't die
You know the saying "brain cells come and go, but fat cells live forever"? Well, it's kind of misleading bullshit. Every year, 10% of your body's fat cells die, and are replaced by newer ones. On that note, if you kill a bunch of brain cells when you're younger, they actual can be replaced by newer ones when you're older.
4) Lightning doesn't strike twice
It does. It hit the empire state building thrice this one time.
I've believed for ages that if you can't roll your tongue lengthwise, you just lack the gene that allows you to do it. It made the round of the internet a while ago. Apparently, though, studies show that you can in fact learn the skill, as impossible as it may seem, so there's no way that it's entirely a genetically inherited skill. Just don't try to learn it in public, you look like an idiot.
Well, then. I'm going to attempt to roll my tongue now.
All women enrolled in a full-time university program in computer science, computer engineering and construction, and electrical, electronic and communications engineering will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years — by the end of their studies, this would total $12,000.
The city's Magnolia trees tend to bloom in May. However, Dr. David Wees, who teaches plant science at McGill University, told us that due to Montreal's recent streak of warm weather, he suspects "most flowers will bloom at least a week earlier than usual" this year.
Remember all those goals you had for 2020 and when you thought it was totally gonna be your year? LOL, same. Well, the good news is that 2021 is around the corner and there are tons of Montreal internships starting in January that'll provide another chance for what could possibly be "your year."
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As Canadians, we like to think of ourselves as rather intelligent and informed. Especially in comparison to our southern neighbours, who are known to be skeptical of scientific fact. Even the President of the United States has denied the existence of climate change.
But Canada isn’t all that different, a new poll suggests.
Polling a little over 1,500 Canadians, research house Leger asked participants a series of questions about scientific studies and whether they could be trusted.
The poll’s findings were not very uplifting.
43% of Canadians, or 1-in-4, believe that scientific studies and their findings are “a matter of opinion” reports CBC.
If you know anything about the scientific method, you’d know that is simply not true. Good science doesn’t bring in opinions.
Arguably worse, 47% of respondents (so nearly half) said that global warming isn’t necessarily real, calling into question the multitude of scientific reports saying otherwise, because apparently the science is “still unclear.”
And the number of Canadians who still aren’t sold on the existence of global warming actually went up since last year, from 43% to 47%.
A possible explanation for why Canadians seem to distrust scientific studies is “fake news.” 66% of poll participants said that fake news is impacting the way they view and understand science.
One of the scientists who commissioned the poll called the findings “worrisome,” which is putting it lightly.
The scientist then explained that, if a large chunk of Canadians don’t think global warming is real, then it will affect policy. If leaders can’t get widespread support on actions against climate change, then public policy won’t be as effective as it could be.
It’s also Science Literacy Week, the reason the poll was conducted, the perfect time to inform a scientific-skeptic if you know one. Apparently there’s a lot of them out there in Canada.