Jon Malabanan

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How Autistic People Helped Shape the Modern World

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children in the US are on the autism spectrum, a number that stands in …

A New Theory of Distraction

“At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, in 1839. Those were the days. Browning is still right, of course: ask any reader of Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary. She …

Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that has stumped parents and teachers?

All you need to do is place the digits from 1 to 9 in the the grid. Easy, right?

Uncomfortably numb: The people who feel no pain

Researchers have identified a third gene that causes congenital insensitivity to pain when mutated<p>Being unable to feel pain may sound appealing, but it would be extremely hazardous to your health. Pain is, for most of us, a very unpleasant feeling, but it serves the important evolutionary purpose …


A Camping Knife Embedded with Brooklyn History

Horse Brand Co. on the making of its Coney Island Boardwalk Knife<p>Reclaimed wood is frequently touted as a resourceful way to reduce waste by reusing …

Coney Island

12 things I learned from my Japanese mother

1. Ofuro<p>In Japanese <i>onsen</i>, we practice the sanctity of the <i>ofuro</i> (bath) in <i>sento</i> — communal bathhouses where we relax with others in natural hot …