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10 Quick Scientific Facts that Will Blow Your mind

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Why aren’t there that many people into science? Personally, I believe it has something to do with how it’s being communicated and, not least, how it’s being taught in school. Raw science and data do not drive people – fun, emotional and persuasive narratives do.  We live in a world where we need people like Bill Nye to get up and be scientific, but also silly and fun. Is this so wrong? It’s debatable, but honestly I can understand why some hardcore scientists cringe at the idea of ‘popular science’. Nevertheless, what some of these top scientists might forget is that they got into their fields because of some popular science movement in the first place, be it the Apollo missions, a computer science program on PBS or one inspiring afternoon working out back when your neighbor explained how a car works.

With this in mind, here are just ten amazing things that I’ve come to learn thanks to the progress of science. It’s this sort of knowledge that’s inspired me to learn more every day and i…

The Complete Guide to Gmail - Lesson 2: The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations

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A Tour of the Mobile AppBy default, the Gmail app opens to your inbox. Change Accounts and Select Tabs and LabelsThe “Gmail” menu, available by touching the Gmail icon in the upper left corner of the screen, allows you to view your Gmail accounts, access the different tabs in your inbox and view messages by label. Change Settings, Refresh Your Inbox, and Get HelpPressing the menu button on your phone allows you to change general and label settings, refresh your inbox to make sure you get new messages, send feedback, and get help. The “Settings” screen allows you to change general settings for Gmail and settings specific to each account you have setup on your phone. Touch “General settings” to open a screen that allows you to specify various settings that apply to all Gmail accounts. Once you make your changes, press the “Back” button on your phone to return to the “Settings” screen. To return to the inbox, press the “Back” button again. To change settings for a specific Gmail account, touch…