Manuel Cerda

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Let’s go ahead and make Earth invisible to aliens, just in case

What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of “Star Trek” than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.<p>Of course we’ve been leaking our own position to distant stars via radio …

Universe

POWs in Solitary May Have Tapped Unused Parts of Their Brains

Dennis S. Charney, MD, is the Dean of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and he’s been thinking about the brain, specifically how <b>we don’t normally</b> …

The Brain

The Rise of Spectatoritis: Viewers vs Doers | The Art of Manliness

The college football season starts this weekend, and I won’t lie—I’m pretty excited. My beloved Sooners are ranked number one in preseason polls, and …

The Importance of Having Skin in the Game | The Art of Manliness

Over the entrance to a small <i>paelstra –</i>– a wrestling school — in ancient Greece was emblazoned this short phrase: <b>Strip or Retire</b>.<p>During this period, …

Self-improvement

Doctor Who neuroscience special: the brain of a Time Lord

Doctor Who returns to the BBC this Saturday, this time with Peter Capaldi in the title role. There has been much fanfare around this, as you may have noticed already. Given that it’s one of the world’s most popular and long running sci-fi programmes, it’s very common for those in the science world …