Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Tag archives for magic

tags: perception, The Magic of the Placebo, placebos, medicine, magic, Eric Mead, TEDTalks, streaming video Sugar pills, injections of nothing — studies show that, more often than you’d expect, placebos really work. At TEDMED, magician Eric Mead does a trick to prove that, even when you know something’s not real, you can still react as…

tags: Dangerous Wands: The Ghetto Harry Potter, Harry Potter, teaching, poverty, funny, humor, parody, streaming video A little birdie whispered into my ear about this video .. to say the least, as a former college professor and Harry Potter fan, I LOVE it, and I think you will enjoy it, too!

That’s Magic!

tags: The Beagle Project, science, fund-raising, humor, streaming video This amusing streaming video, featuring a self-described “fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation” whom I know in real life, has an important message: Let’s Bring the Magic Back! [1:50]

Magic Bullets

tags: Penn & Teller, bullet catch trick, streaming video The amazing double bullet catch performed on Phobophilia by Penn and Teller — how did they do that?? [9:43]