Savannah Esplin

454 Added | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Following | 10 Followers | @SavannahEsplin | Keep up with Savannah Esplin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Savannah Esplin”

Exploring Oceanographer Canyon by mini-sub

Along the walls of Oceanographer Canyon, fish dart in and out of colorful anemone gardens and sea creatures send up plumes of sand and mud as they …

This Is When You’re Most Creative, According to Science

One of the most common misconceptions about creativity is that it’s a gift. But, to an extent, it’s a skill just like anything else. It needs practice, repetition and the right timing and setting.<p>Part of the reason the dreaded words “I’m not creative” are muttered so often is likely because it’s …

Creativity

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …

Parenting

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Native Americans

3tags.org is coming soon

Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve: The Soft Bounce review – sweet psychedelia

Phantasy Sound<p>Around the turn of the new millennium, the London DJ Erol Alkan got indie kids on the dancefloor at the London club, Trash, spearheading a fertile crossover between alternative rock and hard beats. This collaboration with his remix partner Richard Norris finds him in more reflective, …

Psychedelia

Gaudi’s Lost Manhattan Tower

The designer of such architectural masterpieces as Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí left behind designs for a monumental Manhattan hotel …

Writing to Find Yourself and Free Your Deep Creativity

<i>“Writing is a path of profound self-awareness.”</i> Mark Matousek<p>How can writing help us learn more about who we are, and release more creativity? One …

Reality Gets an Unlikely Savior: Infinity

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Menas Kafatos, PhD</i><p>Infinity has been getting a bad reputation recently. It has become the sticking point in the story we tell ourselves about reality. The trouble begins with a split between what is real and what is unreal. If you send someone to the store to buy three …

Inconceivable

How I LARPed across the Galilee in the footsteps of the Crusaders

Under the cover of darkness, I slunk out of the Crusader encampment by the spring of Saffuriya and set out into the Galilee night. King Guy de …

World History

A Modest Proposal for Smart Weapons

Now that the long history of gun violence in America has again visited Silicon Valley, it's time to ask whether we can engineer a way out of this …

Silicon Valley

Yes, it’s possible to plant ‘Inception’-style experiences into people’s brains

Think Chris Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster <i>Inception</i> was total science fiction? Think again.<p>At least, that’s one conclusion we can draw from newly published …

Android Auto

LJI researchers reveal dominant player in human T helper cell maturation - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LA JOLLA, CA–A powerful arm of the immune system is production of antibodies that circulate through the blood and neutralize invading pathogens. …

The Sex Robots Controversy, Explained

Can a robot ever gain consciousness?<p>Sex robots are coming. One futurologist believes that by 2050, sex with robots specially designed for human …

Robotics

How Do We Improve Our Working Memory?

Our working memory refers to the ability to recall as well as process information, and is a type of memory that plays an important role throughout …

The Brain

The scary future of warfare

Researchers from BAE systems — the world’s second-largest defence contractor — are currently exploring a new technology that will allow the military …

Chemistry

Zapping The Brain's Visual Cortex Can Lead to Improved Vision, Scientists Discover

A quick jolt for temporary super vision.<p>Scientists have discovered that applying an electrical current to the brain can improve people's vision …

The Brain

What it’s like to chase Iceland’s biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years

In 2014, researchers captured stunning footage of Iceland’s biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years. The Bárðarbunga eruption spewed a Hiroshima atomic bomb’s worth of energy every two minutes for nearly six months.<p>A group of seismologists from Cambridge University in the UK monitored it for two …

Geology

Inside the mysterious world of witch tattoo art

The best word to describe Noel’le Longhaul’s tattoos is “primeval.” Even when freshly inked and uploaded onto her Instagram, they look like illustrations from an ancient grimoire or a book of disappeared folk tales, passed through the generations and probably bound in human skin. Her signatures are …

New research: climate may be more sensitive and situation more dire

When comparing apples to apples, a new study finds energy budget climate sensitivity estimates consistent with climate models<p>Scientists use a variety of approaches to estimate the Earth’s climate sensitivity – how much the planet will warm as a result of humans increasing greenhouse effect. For …

Climate Change

Google DeepMind pairs with NHS to use machine learning to fight blindness

‘Deep learning’ research company will use 1m anonymised eye scans to train a neural network to identify early signs of degenerative eye conditions<p>Google DeepMind has announced its second collaboration with the NHS, working with Moorfields Eye Hospital in east London to build a machine learning …

Machine Learning

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How Our Minds Obscure Our Bodies

“Sometimes we use our minds not to discover facts, but to hide them.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. <i>“What we say and do often hides motives that we keep from others and even from</i> …

Zinc transporter 3 (ZnT3) gene deletion reduces spinal cord white matter damage and motor deficits in a murine MOG-induced multiple sclerosis model.

2016 Oct;94:205-12. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.06.018. Epub 2016 Jun 28.<p>1Department of Physiology, Hallym University, College of Medicine, Chuncheon, …

Neuroscience

Cities create accidental experiments in plant, animal evolution

<b>AUSTIN, TEXAS</b> — Cities have become great unintentional experiments in evolution. Urban life can alter the basic biological traits of its plant and …

Biology

3tags.org

Is this pea plant better at making decisions than you are?

Plants are remarkably good at evaluating risk, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford and Israel's Tel-Hai College.<p>Plants may just be …

New Hampshire

Hawaiian telescope presents rare infrared view of the deep Universe

The recently released images form part of the Ultra-Deep Survey (UDS), which is the most far-reaching of five separate endeavours that form the UKIRT …

Can the Ancient World Save Us from the Antibiotic-Resistant Suberbug Apocalypse?

The end of the era of effective antibiotics appears to be nigh, so what do we do? You might want to ask somebody who knows medieval history…<p>In …

Geologist Puzzled By Finds At Major Gold Mine

<i>roject Updates And Jobs For Geologists</i><p>I did it.<p>Made it away on vacation.<p>As you read this, I’ll be winding my way by car down the Pacific coast of the …