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The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence …

World History

Two decades of B.C. treaty flop

Twenty years ago, the federal and British Columbia governments and the province's First Nations Summit committed to "Made in B.C." treaty negotiations.<p>The negotiations would provide a path to aboriginal self-government underpinned by modern treaties. A treaty commission to facilitate negotiations …

How Military R&D Created The Food We Eat

A new book tracks today's convenience foods back to the wars they came out of<p>The list of military inventions that have transformed civilian life is long, stretching back at least as far as the Roman Empire’s road system (built for troop transit but foundational to the spread of Christianity as well …

Great Books For Non-Physicists Who Want To Understand Quantum Physics

A few times last week at the Schrödinger Sessions workshop, I made reference to books that I think do a good job with particular aspects of quantum physics (in addition to the one that I wrote, that is…). At the end of the workshop, some of the writers asked if I had a list of those. A couple of …

Quantum Mechanics

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

Psychology

The Very Easy Way to Live and Work Abroad Instantly

All it takes is 30 minutes to fill out a form online. Seriously. Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye. Okay, I don't really want to stick a needle in my eye.<p>Several years ago, when I was desperately searching for opportunities to work abroad, I missed the whole concept of working …

College & University

Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.<p>Previous research has shown that just a 50-minute walk in nature can improve your mood, …