Jacob Crawley

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Don Draper and the Nones

Sunday's final episode of <i>Mad Men</i> gave us an entirely unanticipated last look at Don Draper: sitting cross-legged with his eyes closed on a clifftop lawn at the Esalen Institute, chanting "Om," the primordial sound of the universe that was described eons ago in the Upanishads and is now familiar to …

Multitasking and the Brain

I am juggling about five jobs at the moment. Multitasking has become second nature to me and as a neuroscientist, I've been keeping a leery eye on the the regular stream of news about what 'science' says about multitasking. So, I thought it'd be fitting to write about the neuroscience of …

Time Management

Republicans: NASA Wastes Money on Climate-Change Research

NASA controls more than a dozen satellites and spacecraft, monitoring everything from melting ice to water storage to rain and snow. To the agency’s …

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>When we think about the Arctic in a warming world, we tend to think about sharp declines in sea ice and — that powerful symbol — the polar bear. But that’s far from the only problem that a melting Arctic brings.<p>In the past decade, scientists have been training more …

Global Warming

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: Best Summer Reads

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Books

How to truly listen

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound …

A Visual Guide to Keys and Scales.

Written by John Cadd<br>Published: <b>March 17, 2015</b> at 12:43 AM [UTC]<p>My violin teacher once said "The hardest part of violin playing is knowing where to put …

5 remarkable inventions improving water quality across the globe

The world's water crisis is still in full force.<p>Approximately 750 million people around the world still lack access to safe, drinkable water — 90% of …

Improving skilled performance

What can ordinary experience tell us about how skilled practitioners can be brought to a high level of competence and performance?<br>Let's say we are …

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

Inside Scientology’s Secret Bunkers

Two of the subjects of the HBO documentary Going Clear open up about Scientology’s secrets and the whereabouts of the wife of its chief, David …

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …

Welcome To Cowboyistan: Fracking King Harold Hamm's Plan For U.S. Domination Of Global Oil

<i>Fracking pioneer Harold Hamm has lost $7 billion since the oil market imploded. But where others see disaster, he sees a vast economic opportunity—for himself, and for America.</i><p>For someone who has lost nearly half his fortune in six months, Harold Hamm is pretty chipper when we meet up for dinner on …

Watch this documentary short about a tragic crime featured on the hit podcast 'Serial'

At 3:10 p.m. on October 2, 1998, 13-year-old Gregory Witman returned home from school. Seven minutes later, his 15-year-old brother Zachary dialed 911 to report finding Gregory brutally murdered in their laundry room. What followed was five years of appeals, scant evidence, and botched trials that …

Crime

Sparks

Written by Krista Moyer<br>Published: <b>January 30, 2014</b> at 8:51 PM [UTC]<p>There’s no short cut to this. No commercially-made miracle fingerboard guide, not …

Violin

Your Brain on Practice

Written by Jenna Bauer<br>Published: <b>February 11, 2014</b> at 1:21 AM [UTC]<p>In order to attain a high level of mastery on the violin, it is crucial to …

Automated Savings Startup Digit Opens Up To All

Digit, the startup that automatically saves cash for users, has been operating in a kind of invite-only beta over the last nine months or so. Thanks to a banking partnership with Wells Fargo, the service is now ready to open up to the public and allow anyone to sign up.<p>A couple of months ago I …

Personal Finance

What’s so good about Stradivarius violins?

Antonio Stradivari is famous for producing the best violins the world has ever seen – and heard. But debate still rages about what exactly makes his …

The Return of the Violin

Some random thoughts:Over the weekend I watched the documentary <i>The Return of the Violin</i>, and it had a tremendous impact on me. Watch it, even if you …

Real Estate

Starting Violin Later and Why it Works

February 13, 2015, 8:02 AM · <br>Masato Chang, age 12, Kabalevsky Concerto, after three years of study<br>Photo credit: Sam Chang<p>I am writing this blog to …

Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities

Elon Musk's electricity empire could mean a new type of power grid<p>Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded like a throwaway side project from …

Adult Swim's best, weirdest and most disturbing stuff

Has watching <i>Too Many Cooks</i> 108 times left you feeling empty and craving more? After experiencing the 80s-sitcom-inspired gore-heavy fever dream, are …

Music and Your Brain

January 27, 2015, 4:08 PM · A childhood rich in language and music education wires a person's brain better to perceive the meaning in sounds -- and …

Punch Brothers: A brighter bluegrass

The Punch Brothers are taking bluegrass into new territory<p><b>The virtuoso sophistication of the Punch Brothers is redefining a traditional genre, says Ivan Hewett.</b> <i>This article was first published in February 2008</i><p><b>Read a review of the Punch Brothers 'Phosphorescent Blues'</b><p>At first sight, the Punch …

Some Vibrato Myths

January 17, 2015, 6:39 PM · Greetings,<p>In pursuit of the Brahms concerto, after hearing Hilary Hahn play it so magnificently on Youtube, I tried a few …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity