Vivian Narvaez

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A Mansion Filled With Hidden Worlds: When the Internet Was Young

Before the emergence of Warcraft, and the PlayStation, Pavel Curtis created LambdaMOO. Players used text, not images, and imaginations ran wild.<p>Iwake …

Living Rooms

Dream girl

‘Boundaries between reality and dream are blurry.’Seeking a ‘normal’ relationship after several soured romances left him depressed, Dirk eventually …

Fantasy

Picture this: why mental representations evolved – Armin W Schulz

Let’s say you are offered a new job in a different city, and you need to figure out whether to accept it. How are you going to do this? Most likely, …

Employment

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep

Or maybe didn’t realize you didn’t know! The 1946 film version of <i>The Big Sleep</i>, alongside other film noir set pieces, have become such a part of our collective cultural imagination when it comes to detective fiction that they obscure the literary realities etched right there onto the page. Here are …

Literature

Building Apollo: Photos from Moonshot History

Unmanned flight tests<p>Credit: NASA<p>A tremendous amount of engineering and creativity went into the successful lunar touchdown of the Apollo 11 mission …

Space Exploration

NASA Reveals How Its Groundbreaking Parker Solar Probe Will "Touch the Sun"

The science behind why it won’t melt.<p>The Parker Solar Probe is not only one of NASA’s most ambitious missions, but it seems to defy logic. The …

Space

What religion does to your brain

Whether or not a divine power truly does exist might be a matter of opinion, but the neurophysiological effects of religious belief are scientific …

The Brain

Creative Self-Care: Restore Authenticity, Joy, and Self-Compassion to Your Life

This week, I’m happy to welcome Lanie Smith as my guest blogger. Lanie is an Art Therapist, artist, and self-care aficionado. In this post, she …

Self Compassion

A 21-Year-Old Suffered Second-Degree Burns From A Wild Parsnip Plant

Charlotte Murphy, a 21-year-old college student living in Vermont, is warning others after she suffered severe burns on her leg from a wild parsnip …

Botany

This Is the Effect Working Out Has on Your Bones

How active you are as a kid affects your bones forever.<p>Bone is a living tissue that reacts to the stresses we place on it. Every year, about 10 percent of our oldest bone matter is expelled from the body and replaced by fresh bone, and exercise and sports can make that incoming fresh bone denser …

Indiana University

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Adorable Winners of the 2018 Dog Photographer of the Year Contest

The Kennel Club has just announced the winners of the 2018 <i>Dog Photographer of the Year</i> contest, revealing an adorable collection of dog photos that capture a diverse range of canine characters. From playful pups to long-time loyal friends, the winning photographs were chosen from almost 10,000 …

Pets

Sympathy for the Devil: Shark Week Should Remind Us Humans Are the Apex Predator

We’ve all seen the movies—the signature razor-sharp teeth, suspenseful music and murky underwater shots of one of the ocean’s mightiest predators …

Habitats

The truth behind 8 common misconceptions about drugs

Your spine doesn't store LSD, and MDMA doesn’t put holes in your brain.<p>Drugs, especially illegal ones, are notorious for their misinformation. Without a reliable knowledge base, users—from recreational ones to addicts—often rely on friends, online forums, and other untrustworthy information sources.<p>…

Drug Addiction

Delete your account

It’s a “great shame,” says Silicon Valley insider Jaron Lanier, that so much of big tech’s AI has been aimed at manipulating you.<p>Critiquing social media these days is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Singling out the almost mindless narcissism is an easy target, as is pointing to the social …

Social Media

Middle English

• Article by: David Crystal<br>• Theme: Language and voice<br>• Published: 31 Jan 2018<p>David Crystal explains how Middle English developed from Old English, …

Linguistics

A self-made millionaire who retired early at 37 says there's a difference between 'living rich' and 'being rich'

You could say that Chris Reining is well-versed in the semantics of money. He did, after all, retire at age 37 as a self-made millionaire by spending less than he earned and investing the difference. It's a milestone he leverages to run a blog on financial independence.<p>With experience like that, …

Retirement

Look up at the moon every night—not just during the lunar eclipse

On July 27, a blood moon will glow an eerie red ahead of the longest lunar eclipse that Earth will experience in the 21st century. For one hour and 43 minutes, the moon will disappear from the sky, entirely obscured by the shadow that our planet casts upon it.<p>Unfortunately, not all Earthlings will …

Lunar Eclipse

The Nazi Board Games of World War II

During World War II, the Nazis fueled children’s enthusiasm for both their war effort and genocide partly by stocking toy stores with …

World War II

How Mental Health Apps Are Messing With Our Heads

Even before you download an app to help you meditate, or to manage your depression, it’s speaking to you. Apps’ marketing often implies that everyday …

Mental Health

Woman On Vacation Finds Dogs Who'd Been Chained Up For Years

“I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, how is this [rescue] going to happen?’”<p>Tired of life in busy Barcelona, Sara Ortín León traveled into the mountains in …

Pets

Never-Before-Seen Structures Have Been Detected in Our Sun's Corona

Ooooooh.<p>Using longer exposures and sophisticated processing techniques, scientists have taken extraordinarily high-fidelity pictures of the Sun's …

Astronomy

Will a New Discovery About Body Odor Lead To Better Deodorants?

There’s nothing like being on a crowded subway in summer to make you consider body odor. Why do we smell in the first place? Why can some of us …

University of California

The Line Between Combatants And Civilians Has Never Been So Thin

<i>This piece is part of a recurring series that aims to be a complete guide to the laws of war. You can read previous entries here</i>.<p>The <b>principle of</b> …

War

Vaginal pH balance: Symptoms, remedies, and tests

Maintaining the pH balance of the vagina is essential to keeping it healthy. A pH below 7 is acidic, while a pH above 7 is basic. A normal vaginal pH …

Women's Health

25 Relaxing Ideas To Rock A Hammock Indoors

A hammock is a great idea for any outdoor space – it brings relaxed vibes and lets you relax and feel like on holiday. But hammocks can be also taken …

Interior Design

Her Husband Was Dying From A Superbug. She Turned To Sewer Viruses Collected By The Navy.

Courtesy of Strathdee and Patterson<p>Steffanie Strathdee and Tom Patterson visiting Egyptian pyramids<p><b>Two days after</b> walking through the pyramids, Tom …

Microbiology

7 Myths About Sex After Menopause

Menopause can turn your life upside down. You’ll go through many changes, and none of them may catch you by surprise more than changes in sexual …

Women's Health

Pigs Thrown From Slaughterhouse Truck Finally Get a Moment to Experience Life Outside a Factory Farm … and It’s Heartbreaking

Typically, getting into a car accident isn’t exactly something to be happy about. But if you’re a pig headed for slaughter, it can actually be a …

Agriculture