Peter Parris

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Robotic infants reveal posture may play an important role in learning

It had to happen sooner or later; robots have replaced infants... at least, as subjects in psychological research being conducted by a team at the …

Nothing Is Solid And Everything Is Energy

By In5D on March 24, 2015 in Science<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal donation on</b> …

How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter

“The sidelong glance is what you depend on.”<p><i>“Only a person who is congenitally self-centered has the effrontery and the stamina to write essays,”</i> E.B. White wrote in the foreword to his collected essays. Annie Dillard sees things almost the opposite way, insisting that essayists perform a public …

Enlightenment's Evil Twin

There's a lot that psychologists still don't understand about depersonalization disorder, in which the self doesn't feel real.<p>The first time I can remember feeling like I didn’t exist, I was 15. I was sitting on a train and all of a sudden I felt like I’d been dropped into someone else’s body. My …

The Future Of Biometric Marketing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Cavan Canavan is a co-founder of the motion tracking technology company FocusMotion.</i><p>The current smartwatch and fitness device space is stagnant. The offerings and the devices are a commoditized mess with companies competing for the same consumers – with the same features. There must …

Candy Crush and the neuroscience of multitasking

An MP has recently had to apologise for playing Candy Crush during a committee meeting. Is this fair? Would playing a popular mobile game have seriously impaired his ability to pay attention to a presumably important meeting? Well, that’s debatable.<p>The MP in question, Nigel Mills, is a man (as …

Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) over their mutual distaste for parties and small …

Peer Pressure Affects Your Decisions And Purchases More Than You Think

We often think that we have far more control over our actions than we really do.<p>According to a new study, peer pressure has the power to weaken our resolve significantly, and even prompt us to buy things that we have no initial interest in purchasing. The study, by Pedro Gardete, an assistant …

It’s Not Just For Your Brain: Meditating Can Actually Change Your DNA

The benefits of mindfulness meditation just keep piling up.<p>Meditation is good for you. We don’t need to tell you that. The chorus of voices extolling the virtues of mindfulness is never-ending: It decreases stress. It helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

How digital maps are changing the way we understand our world

The way we use maps is changing. The way we think of the city is changing. The way we think of, interact with and navigate the streets, alleys, boulevards, roads, parks, lanes, hills, cracks and gutters is going through a seismic shift, not because the landscape has changed, but because of little …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

In crowds, human ‘particles’ follow laws of movement

Walking down the street, we feel like agents of our own destiny. But perhaps we shouldn’t be so sure. Behavioral scientists like to point out that …

"Unedited Footage Of a Bear" Is The Most Terrifying Thing You'll Watch All Week - PAPER

Adult Swim's <i>Infomercials</i>, the series that brought us "Too Many Cooks," is back and more horrifying than ever. The new video they're airing at 4am to scare hapless, insomniac stoners is called "Unedited Footage of a Bear." And, á la "Too Many Cooks," it starts off pretty innocently as a parody of …

Mega-Obsessed: Our Favorite Things From 2014

Last-minute gift ideas, anyone?<p>The new and amazing stuff of the world is our bread and butter here at <i>Popular Science</i>. In each month's magazine and online, we bring together a list of all our favorite things hitting shelves, app stores, and big screens. Now, all the gadgets, games, movies, and other …

Startup Selling $2,550 Scent-Emitting Televisions

The Smell-O-Vision dream lives on<p>Oh, Smell-O-Vision, how thou hast haunted us. Engineers have imagined of moving pictures with smells practically since movies were invented. In principle, it's not too hard to do. In reality, people just don't care about smells as much as they care about image and …

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as …

FTC orders Sony to refund PS Vita early adopters after misleading ads

Sony will be forced to offer partial refunds to customers who purchased the PlayStation Vita in the first half of 2012, after the Federal Trade …

French inventor claims his pills make farts smell like chocolate

Christian Poincheval is a 65-year-old French inventor who has dedicated the past eight years of his life to making farts smell better.<p>He claims that …

Eminem feat. Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf, Big Sean, and Royce da 5'9": "Detroit Vs. Everybody"

When Eminem calls you for a feature, you bring your A-Game.<p>When Eminem, arguably the greatest rapper of all time, hits you up for a feature, you deliver the verse of your life or else. On his new cut "Detroit Vs. Everybody," Em enlists Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, and his Shady Records …

An Alien Tunnel Is Breathing Clouds in the UK

Design studio Loop.pH use biomimetic design and lightweight materials to create 'Atmeture,' an experimental structure in Letchworth’s Broadway Gardens.<p><i>Image: onedotzero</i><p>In Letchworth’s Broadway Gardens, an illuminated architectural tunnel resembling giant alien plant life is <i>breathing</i>. Its …

Crack Master- The Sesame Street Short Deemed Too Scary For Kids

<i>Sesame Street</i> isn’t known for having edgy or scary content, it’s a show with friendly content for the little uns and therefore tries to keep the tone …

Download a mash-up of Wu-Tang Clan's 36 Chambers and Final Fantasy VI - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

<b>The producer behind Chrono Jigga is at it again.</b><p>Kentucky’s 2 Mello first caught our attention with his mash-up of the <i>Chrono Trigger</i> soundtrack and …

Portal 2 Improves Cognitive Skills More Than Lumosity Does, Study Finds

What does it mean when "entertainment" games improve players' test scores more than brain-training programs?<p>Like many people, Val Shute likes playing video games. But while she's gaming, she doesn't exactly think about the same things the average person does.<p>For example, Shute loved playing the …

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This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

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Houses with roof trees

Devised by Vietnam's Vo Trong Nghia Architects as a response to the nation's rapid development: "only .25 percent of the land in Ho Chi Minh City is …

21 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom

It's that time of year again, teachers.<p>The close of summer means it's time to swap the sunshine for fluorescent lights to teach our …

Get to Know the World's Most Connected Man

The future is here, and his name is Chris Dancy.<p>Dancy, who was the subject of a recent Mashable Spotlight article, describes himself as the most …

Quora Launches iPad App, Hints at Growth

Quora, the Q&A website where users answer everything from requests for travel tips to philosophical queries like "Why does war exist," isn't the most …