Theodore Tan

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Building an Impossible Clock

The 18th-century horologist John Harrison claimed that he could make the world's most accurate pendulum clock, but his methods were scorned for hundreds of years—until someone proved him right.<p>As a rule, Donald Saff doesn’t collect clocks he can’t see inside of. It’s the harmonic entanglement of …

Florida Humanists: Help Students Sit Out the Pledge

Help the AHA oppose efforts to weaken the separation between church and state!

Can You Trust Your Own Perceptions?

My point here is not to insinuate that all of our current reactions are merely reactions to our past. It's simply to offer a new way of looking at the world that can help us make sense of some of our perceptions that may be off and to alter our behavior accordingly.<p>If you're familiar with the …

How to Date an Introvert

The personality dimension of introversion-extraversion is one of the five basic qualities that psychologists use to differentiate individuals. The …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Improve Relationships

You fall in love hard, but it’s not your fault. As much as you try to resist the allure of <i>amor</i>, you just can’t help but want to connect romantically with another human being. And science backs this up. In the early 2000s, researchers discovered that our brains are wired to connect with one another …

There's one quality in men that women find even more attractive than good looks

Women’s preferences for men are more influenced by whether they are altruistic than good looking, a new study has found.<p>To establish this scientists …

Should I cook my vegetables or eat them raw?

Dear Cecil:<p>Raw foodists claim that heat destroys digestive enzymes in fruits and vegetables, reducing the benefit we can derive from eating them. …

Skepticism

Health Tip: Learn About Vitamin C

Title: Health Tip: Learn About Vitamin C<br>Category: Health News<br>Created: 1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM<br>Last Editorial Review: 1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

An introduction to historical materialism - part one

Today we begin the serialisation of a new work by Alan Woods, which provides a comprehensive explanation of the Marxist method of analysing history. …

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

How a Marriage Changes Over the Years

You love your spouse so much now that it seems impossible that love could change or grow as you grow old together. But our experts can guarantee changes will come. "Love <i>does</i> change over time, and that is OK," says Malibu-based marriage therapist Alisa Ruby Bash. "As we grow together and through the …