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Don’t take that class. It’s useless.

My claims, though general and course-grained, were based in my view of epistemology (the study of knowledge). In my introductory philosophy class …

Teaching

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

This Museum Celebrates Failure

Success stories are everywhere, but we rarely see the hardships along the way.<p>In 1994, American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson tried to capitalize on its cult status by launching a new product: “Legendary” cologne. Who wouldn’t want the bottled scent of sweat, leather, and exhaust on the …

Google Glass

North America's Five Best Road Trips

Whether you have a weekend or a month, these journeys are a must<p>Sure, you can just load a bag in the car on a Friday afternoon, pick a scenic byway, and go. But what’s nice about charting your path ahead of time is scoring great deals, making sure you don’t miss iconic sights, and knowing exactly …

Hiking

Feynman at 100

Richard P. Feynman, born in Queens on May 11, 1918, was the most extraordinary physicist since Einstein. He was also, briefly and late in life, the …

Quantum Mechanics

In South Florida, people think Cuban coffee is superior—and they're right

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>All coffee is not created equal. I would know because I live in …

Coffee

Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

From the best time of the year to visit to the best hidden spots, straight from those who know it best.<p>Each of the National Park Service’s 417 …

A New Type of Antibiotic has Been Found

Now that people are facing a crisis from the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, there has been considerable research interest in identifying new …

Here's Why Some People Get 'Skin Orgasms' From Listening to Music

Those music chills.<p>Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and …

The process of building trust works in the opposite way that you think it does

<i>Wharton psychologist and author Adam Grant recently sat down with Daniel Coyle, author of the new book</i> The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups<i>, to talk about the surprising truth about how trust works, and how we can build it in groups large and small. This article is a condensed</i> …

Self-improvement

The Neurobiology of Music-Induced Pleasure

A pioneering new study by an international team of neuroscientists has identified a specific functional connectivity network between brain regions …

Which Common Educational Myth Limits Student Achievement?

One of the most common misconceptions regarding teaching and learning is the belief in using personalized instructional strategies with specific …

Study of faculty motivation for teaching says intrinsic motivation and believing that teaching is important are linked to best teaching practices

Whether it’s talking to colleagues, reading the latest research or visiting a teaching and learning center, professors have places to turn to learn …

Teaching

Classical music must ditch its name and refer instead to 'orchestral music', Royal Philharmonic director says

It is a conundrum that has long puzzled the grandees of the art world: how to enthuse younger generations about the joys of classical music.<p>Now, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) managing director believes he has found a solution. Classical music must ditch its name and refer instead to …

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

Yoga

Don't splain me, bro!

A week ago I posted Don't skunk me, bro!, which riffed on Jonathon Owen's post Skunked Terms and Scorched Earth on Arrant Pedantry. Jonathon's post …

Language

Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

The coupling between auditory and motor cortices is rate-restricted: Evidence for an intrinsic speech-motor rhythm

Abstract<p>The relation between perception and action remains a fundamental question for neuroscience. In the context of speech, existing data suggest …

What Does Any Part of the Brain Do?

How can we know the function of a region of the brain? Have we been approaching the problem in the wrong way? An interesting new paper from German …

The Brain

The beauty of imperfection

Dmitry Sinkovsky performs the violin partitas at The Bach Festival in Jerusalem.<p>Dmitry Sinkovsky. (photo credit: Courtesy)<p>Dmitry Sinkovsky, regarded …

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Immunotherapy

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

Parenting

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

The Brain

Can you recognise these pieces when they’re played REALLY fast?

1 February 2018, 14:04<p>Some pieces are supposed to be played terrifyingly quickly, like Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee or Chopin’s Minute …

Piano

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

Brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer’s helps give life back to patients

A brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer's disease is helping patients to dress themselves, cook and keep up hobbies which they feared losing forever.<p>In a medical first, surgeons in the US implanted electrical wires into the frontal lobes of three people to stimulate their brain cells in the same way that …

Dementia

The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

There are certain books that are always on lists of “books you must read” and the like, and these books are generally two things: old and complex. …

Literature