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Which Typeface Engenders the Most Trust?

Have you ever seen a résumé written in comic sans? Regardless of the content, the applicant has probably hurt him/herself. Little details in writing, such as the typeface, can subtly persuade or dissuade a reader. Errol Morris of the New York Times writes: But is there a font that promotes, engenders a belief that a sentence is true? [...]

‘Missing link’ of the universe found

Astronomers shed light on the ‘dark ages’ of space following the Big Bang. Cambridge University researchers have been able to look into the “Dark Ages…

The Most Boring Day in Recent History

According to a computer at Cambridge University, April 11, 1954 was the most boring day since 1900. The computer manages a database called True Knowledge, which stores more than 300 million facts about people, places and events, and it combed through these looking for notable things that happened — or in this case, did not [...]

The Worst (UK) Game Show Answers Ever

This list of hilarious answers to game show questions proves that American contestants aren’t the only ones who fall apart under pressure. Here is a sample: BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2) Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is? Contestant: Geography isn’t my strong point. Theakston: There’s a clue in the title. Contestant: Leicester. PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR) Wood: What [...]