Alutha Jamancar

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Theory of mind

<b>Theory of mind</b> (often abbreviated <b>ToM</b>) is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, emotions, knowledge, etc.—to oneself, and …

At 5 P.M., A Girl Got Sick. By 7 P.M., She Was Dead. Her Killer Is Now Being Cleaned Up.

Are search engines and the Internet hurting human memory?

<i>The following is excerpted from Clive Thompson’s book</i> <b>Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better</b><i>, out now from the</i> …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion …

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Mark Johnson

How to Make a Great Ice Age, Again and Again and Again

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

"Spacetime has No Time Dimension" -- New Theory Claims that Time is Not the 4th Dimension

This view doesn’t mean that time does not exist, but that time has more to do with space than with the idea of an absolute time. So while 4D …

Steve Jung Parker

Super Slow Motion Lightning Strike. 1 second in 3 minutes

<b>If you find lightning a fascinating and beautiful force, then check this clip out.</b><p>A clip from Discovery Channel's "Raging Planet" on the subject of …

Sam Carlo

The Temple of Serapis in Alexandria

This fragment of papyrus, which is from <i>The Alexandrian World Chronicle</i>, shows the black face of the cult statue as described by Clement of …

Ancient History

The Wall Street Journal

Brain Pickings

Welcome To Jordan, from the depths of my heart

This 380-year-old tree is still bearing fruit

In the 1630s, a pear tree went into the ground in Massachusetts. It was planted, the story goes, by John Endicott, the Puritan governor of the state. …

Angelina Jolie

Mark Johnson

Brien Foerster

Red Pine (translator) :: Bill Porter (author)

Dean Karnazes: the man who can run for ever

Most runners have to stop when they reach their lactate threshold, but Dean Karnazes' muscles never tire: he can run for three days and nights without stopping. What's his secret?<p>From club runners to Olympians, every athlete has a limit. Scientifically, this limit is defined as the body’s lactate …

Dictionaries shed light on endangered Indigenous languages

Hidden away on a shelf at the Mitchell library in Sydney sat what Dr Michael Walsh thought was a chunky volume from the New South Wales state library's vast collection of colonial manuscripts.<p>He pulled it from the shelves only to realise it wasn't a book but a box, containing two notebooks. He …

“This is a young girl who wanted her picture taken with her makeshift hula hoop, playing at a dark & depressing charcoal factory in Manila. Hope is everywhere.”

Perspective.<p>Excerpt of photo above (I’ve cropped it) via Imgur via Reddit via Mio Cade <i></i>. <b>Click here for full image, much larger, and more</b> …

Daily Photos

Google's Crazy Internet Balloons Will Flock Together Like Cyborg Birds

Google's Project Loon is sort of insane. Then again, that's kind of the point. And to make it actually work, the squadrons of balloons are taking a …

Eden Saga

It Takes a Ludicrous Amount of Work to Build a Quake-Proof Bridge

Building a road might be harder than you'd think, but we all know that building a bridge is one serious feat of engineering. Here's some proof: …