Will Giampapa

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Afraid of snakes and spiders? That fear may be innate, study finds

Most cottagers have had to grapple with the fear of creepy-crawlies at one time or another. Dock spiders, garter snakes, and even the occasional …

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explain how creativity works

‘Bend, blend, break’<p>What makes humans special? Some credit should go to the opposable thumb and the larynx, says neuroscientist David Eagleman, but a lot of it has to do with our ability to be creative and constantly think up new ideas.<p>Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and writer, …

Facebook A.I. Programmed to Negotiate Teaches Itself to Lie

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Artificial Intelligence

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

The Brain

15+ Artists Whose Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Will Make You Look Twice

Art has the ability to amaze and inspire, and few artworks do this better than those that fool the eye. These types of art—aptly referred to as illusion art—easily trick the viewer into believing what they think they see. For instance, seeing what you believe to be a 3D object when it's actually a …

Digital Art

7 Essays Every Harry Potter Fan Needs To Read

For those of us who will always call Hogwarts home and Hermione our patronus.

Facebook could now be fined $57m over hate speech

Facebook beware — Germany is finally getting serious on fighting hate speech, and that has wider consequences.<p>For some time, the European country …

Internet

'1984:' Even Scarier Than Real Life

Sometimes we all need a good slap upside the head -- a slap that stings the eyes but clarifies our vision for an instant, a slap that hurts. A wake up, eye-opening, smack.<p>The new Broadway production of George Orwell’s decisive dystopian novel, <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, delivers such a slap. You may find …

What Google Searches Reveal About Who We Really Are (It's As Weird As You Think)

“You can’t just ask people what they think. You can’t just ask people who they are. They reveal it.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How Google search data could</i> …

Mississippi River

The Second Time I Learned to Read

An appreciation of teachers who push students in challenging directions.<p>I forgot again.<p>Every year I promise myself that when National Teacher Appreciation Week rolls around in May, I will write about the teacher who had the greatest influence on my life. And every year I look up and it’s June, and …

What Is It Like to Be Nice to Everybody?

Eli D’Angelo has never met anyone he didn’t immediately like. Most of the conversations he strikes up with strangers begin with compliments, segue into a series of earnest questions about the person’s life, health, relatives and pets, and build up to an invitation to a sleepover. They always end …

How To Strengthen Your Creative MUSCLE In 42 Minutes A Day

For most of my adult life I harbored extreme jealousy of creative people. In secret, I desired that creative label for myself.<p>Three years ago I …

How long do you have left to live? A new AI could have the answer

Using artificial intelligence to predict how long we’ll live, is now a step closer to reality thanks to new research.<p>In the first study of its kind, …

How to be cool on Instagram and Snapchat, according to teens

Sure, you might think your Instagram of your smashed avocado toast and soy latte is totally hip. But in the world of teens, you're basically a …

Social Media

Pretending You’re Someone Else Can Make You More Creative

I want to ask you a favor. Yes, you, reader. I have a pair of pants. Tell me: how many different ways can I put a pair of pants to use?<p>Now, imagine …

5 Writing Tips: Jeff VanderMeer

<i>Jeff VanderMeer is the author of the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy and the novel</i> Borne<i>. VanderMeer shares his five writing tips.</i><p>Writing the rough …

You Are What You Read

While we may view them as universal, the ethical compasses that guide us can, in fact, vary enormously. As recent research has shown, actions seen as …

Writing

Science: There's a Significant Upside to Anxiety | Inc.com

If you're concerned about your anxiety, there are no shortage of solutions on offer, from drugs and behavior modification, to getting more exercise or even just learning simple deep breathing techniques. But here's an approach that's rarely mentioned: just stop worrying about it.<p>If your anxiety is …

Depression

Column: How bringing comics into the classroom made me love teaching again

Most teachers would agree that teaching is one of the most exhausting jobs to love. Between meeting the individual needs of our students, keeping up …

7 ways to get over your writer's block, according to published authors

Whether it's a novel, poem, essay, or even an email or letter, sometimes the words just won't come.<p>To help you get over writer's block, we've gone through some answers from published authors and writers to the question "What are some tips to get rid of writer's block?" on Quora.<p>Here are 7 of their …

'Spectacular parenting!' Dad turns up to son's lesson after complaints from teacher

A father who turned up to his misbehaving son’s physics lesson has won an army of social media admirers.<p>Brad Howard, 53, gatecrashed his son Bradley’s class as punishment for the teenager repeatedly getting into trouble with his teacher for talking too much.<p>A photo of the father sitting next to his …

How Content Writing Ruined my Creativity and What I did to Get it Back

15 years ago, I could write essays, creative short stories, poems as easily as reading a book. I had so much to express and emotions were so strong …

Creative Writing

7 Common Beliefs About Learning That Science Says Are Actually Totally Wrong

Understanding the science of how to learn effectively will make you instantly smarter.<p>Every single one of us is legally required to spend over a decade in school. You'd think that, even if you graduate with only a shaky knowledge of trigonometry or Chaucer, after all that time you'd at least leave …

Learning

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.<p>Currently, doctors perform …

Medical Technology

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

Our Moral Judgements Are Frequently Flawed—Thanks to Evolution

<b>Robert Sapolsky:</b> We think metaphorically. We think in parables. We think in ways that are unrecognizable to other species. And that’s maybe 50,000 …

404 Page

Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Plausible Surprises in Stories – How Not to Telegraph Your Punches

Narrative SurprisesWHAT are narrative surprises and how should one go about structuring them?If story structure could be represented by a line drawn …

24 Audiobooks You Won't Be Able To Stop Listening To

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Dog Abandoned Over His Looks Now Has Hundreds Wanting To Adopt Him

“He’s so unaware of how different he is.”<p>A 10-month-old dog named Picasso is exiting a very blue period in his life, thanks to an Oregon dog rescue group.<p>Picasso, a pitbull-terrier mix, was born with a facial deformity that makes it look as if his snout is going right while his jaw goes left.<p>Except …