Belief/Superstition

Self-delusion is a winning survival strategy, study suggests

Self-delusion is a winning survival strategy, study suggests. Researchers have shown for the first time that overconfidence actually beats accurate assessments in a wide variety of situations, be it sport, business or even war. A paper published in Nature September 14 shows that overconfidence frequently brings rewards, as long as spoils of conflict are sufficiently…

‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains

BBC News – ‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains. There are five billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide and advances in wireless technology make it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of mobile devices. But while most Americans seem to embrace continuous connectivity, some believe it’s making them physically ill.