Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

    Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It’s the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of water on its surface and, of course, life.nEarth is the fifth largest of the planets in the solar system. It’s smaller than the four gas giants — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — but larger[…]

22 Facts About the Brain | World Brain Day

    1. Multitasking is impossible When we think we’re multitasking, we’re actually context-switching. That is, we’re quickly switching back-and-forth between different tasks, rather than doing them at the same time. The book Brain Rules explains how detrimental “multitasking” can be: Research shows your error rate goes up 50 percent and it takes you twice as long[…]