Eugene Kerr

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WATCH: Your Tears Are as Unique (And Beautiful) as Snowflakes

*Cries*<p>Do you know what your tears look like at a microscopic level? Dutch artist Maurice Mikkers does, and he's been looking at hundreds of them. It …

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Storytelling Stories ... Improve by Employing 7 Remarkable Examples

Sometimes reality is too complex for us. Stories do a great job of giving meaning that can be remembered. Let me ask you a simple question. How do …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now, According to 9 It Girls

If there’s any takeaway from the continuous rise of podcast culture, it’s the enduring appeal of the human voice. Sure, we date via swipe and shop with a click, but nothing can compete with the simple pleasure of a great story. But with hundreds of thousands of titles on offer, it can be …

Madeleine McCann

Selecting the right house plant could improve indoor air

Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of "sick building syndrome." But researchers report …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

The Australian feminist films of the 90s were revolutionary. We can't let them disappear

If you give the decade some love handles either side, the 90s was a revolutionary time for Australian film: queer aesthetics were spotlighted, an exciting new generation of Indigenous film-makers hit the mainstream, and women were making edgy, experimental work, and feature films that competed – …

Film Festivals

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Uncanny magazine Needs More Sci-Fi/Fantasy Stories for Future...

<i>Uncanny</i>, a sci-fi digital publication which debuted in November 2014, has re-opened for submissions of fiction stories. The bi-monthly publication is …

We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

The Best Animated Movies for Adults

Some are ridiculous, some are sad. Some pair well with drugs. But none of these are for kids.<p>Ever since Pixar released the masterful <i>Toy Story</i> on an unsuspecting public, animated films have taken on a new kind of life in the American cinematic landscape. No longer content to be opiates for masses of …

2 Ways Successful People Learn Faster (and So Can You)

What you learn is important, but how you learn makes all the difference.<p>Years ago, Chuck Yeager (the first person to break the sound barrier) sent me on the wrong path.<p>Okay, maybe it was my fault. I read Chuck's autobiography and somehow came away with the mistaken impression that a good pilot …

On Rediscovering My Dream of Writing

I started writing my first novel about twenty years ago. It took more than half a decade to complete. Back then, I used to spend my lunch break in a tiny bookstore near my job (I worked as an administrative assistant for a busy medical practice). I'd buy the latest issue of Writer's Digest Magazine …

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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

Citizen Kane and the meaning of Rosebud

S<i>pitting Image</i> once made a joke about Orson Welles – that he lived his life in reverse. The idea, effectively, is that Welles started life as a fat actor who got his first break doing TV commercials for wine, moved on to bigger character roles as fat men, but used his fees to help finance indie …

Los Angeles

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

What Would Happen If Bees Went Extinct?

Most people who think about bees, think about getting stung. But that doesn’t do these incredible creatures justice. Bees fly through their life in …

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made: Researchers reveal the 'building blocks' of storytelling<p><b>Prior to this study it</b> …

Science Says The Seed Of Depression Is Hidden In Your Gut, Not Your Brain

It was believed that the causes of depression were primarily neurological or originate in the brain, but recent research indicates the depression’s …

The 10 most terrifying TV shows of all time

As BBC One’s period chiller The Living & The Dead <i>(Tuesdays at 9.00pm)</i> petrifies viewers, we count down the top 10 terrifying TV shows of all time. Apologies to The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Chocky, Fringe, Hannibal, The League of Gentlemen and Tales from the Crypt - you weren’t quite scary …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

See J.K. Rowling's American Hogwarts in 'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer

Ahead of the fall release of <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>, author J.K. Rowling has started to preview the magical extension of the <i>Harry</i> …

Film Industry

The 25 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

The long-players that have been making our hearts beat faster, in no particular order.<p>The history of dance music has primarily been told through singles. One great track—when properly nestled in the right DJ set, so the logic goes—has the power not only to set the dancefloor alight, but to shift …

Henry Selick On Why Jan Svankmajer Matters

At CalArts, I studied in both Jules Engel’s Experimental Animation program and the newly-formed Character Animation program. Jules saw what I …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period …

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Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

Domestic Technology