Anna Kania

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Dear Pedants: Your Fave Grammar Rule is Probably Fake

This isn’t a new story but it is one that refuses to die. The thorny question of what constitutes ‘correct’ grammar in English seems to have a …

Linguistics

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MIT

Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable

By Matt McFarland<p>Matt McFarland<p>Bio Follow<p>How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to …

George Washington

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

Scientists are training computers to ‘think' by simulating brain processes

Scientists are now racing to sequence the genomes (all the genes) or proteomes (all the proteins) of various organisms - and in the process are compiling massive amounts of data.<p>For instance, a scientist can use "omics" tools such as DNA sequencing to tease out which human genes are affected in a …

Colours in Cultures — Information is Beautiful

DESIGN: AlwaysWithHonor.com and David McCandless.<br>RESEARCH: David McCandless, Pearl Doughty-White, Alexia Wdowski

Neuroscientists reveal how the brain can enhance connections

When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons. MIT neuroscientists have …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

Southwest Airlines

A historian thinks he’s pinpointed the oldest known use of the f-word

A British historian has stumbled upon what he believes is the earliest known use of the word “fuck” in a sexual context.<p>Paul Booth, a research fellow at the UK’s Keele University, found the name “Roger Fuckebythenavele” in a 1310 court document in the UK National Archives.<p>Booth believes that this …

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How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Galaxies

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

20 words that aren’t in the dictionary yet

It turns out, many, many words in English don’t have a dictionary definition. Lexicographer Erin McKean and her team at Wordnik are on a mission to …

Syllables Without Vowels? Pfft, Inconceivable!

Languages can be profoundly weird. Well, depending on your point of view. The majority of us grow up speaking languages with millions of speakers who …

Language

Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”<p>“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Look carefully at English you will see Sanskrit hidden everywhere: Jeffrey Armstrong

<b>By Nithin Sridhar</b><p>“<b>World Sanskrit Day</b>” is celebrated every year on the full moon day in the month of <i>Sravana</i>. This year the full moon has fallen on …

Spotify's Big Data Scandal: Outcry Against Intruding “Privacy” Policy

Why does your radio need to access your photo albums and your address book?<p>It’s a question that wouldn’t have made any sense just a few years ago — …

Privacy

14 TED Talks on how your brain works

Your brain is a 3-pound blob of nervous tissue -- that can create, invent and understand beauty. These talks explore the workings of your magnificent …

TED Talks

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

Color Psychology in Marketing and Brand Identity: Part 2

Have you ever wondered why color is so significant in identifying brands? Red is pretty much associated with Coke. Blue is the preferred color for …

Color Psychology in Marketing: The Ultimate Guide

This is a two-part series that covers everything you need to know about color and how to use it in your visual content marketing (Part 1)<p>In the vast …

A visual history of human knowledge

How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected …

10 Reasons Why English Is The World's Language

By Robby<p>If you are new here please read this first.<p>For as long as I can remember myself, I’ve been fascinated with the English language and all …

How did English become the world’s most spoken language? - ESL language studies abroad

Five hundred years ago, between five and seven million people spoke English, almost all of them living in the British Isles. Now, anywhere up to 1.8 …

IBM has built a digital rat brain that could power tomorrow’s smartphones

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>In August 2014, IBM announced that it had built a “brain-inspired” computer chip—essentially a computer that was wired like an organic brain, rather than a traditional computer. These chips are designed to work like neurons—the brain’s nerve cells. Wired reported on …

Faulheit ist eine Todsünde

Von 1944 bis zum Beginn des Kalten Kriegs schrieb Albert Camus für „Combat“, die Zeitung der Résistance. Jetzt liegen seine Artikel in deutscher …

Das so genannte Böse

FAZ.NET-Stream Hirnforschung Das so genannte Böse<p>Aktualisiert am 17.06.2015-10:13<p>Handeln Verbrecher aus freiem Willen? Fragen Sie nicht die …