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How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

An Infographic Comparing Some of the Fastest Things in the World to the Speed of Light

The Infographic Machine has created an infographic that compares some of the fastest things in the world — like the Bugatti Veyron, a cheetah, and …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

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Every Nerd Will Love This Errol Morris-Benoit Mandelbrot Interview

"A formula can be very simple and create a universe of bottomless complexity."<p>Perhaps it's because they create an infinity of interesting from simple equations.<p>Perhaps it's because they suggest that many seemingly chaotic phenomena have an underlying order.<p>Perhaps it's because they were great early …

Lake on Mars could have teemed with microbial life

Minerals identified by Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover suggest lake contained water of low salinity and neutral pH suitable for life<p>An enormous crater near the northern plains of Mars once harboured an ancient lake that could have supported microbial life, Nasa scientists have claimed.<p>The freshwater …

10 of the best pubs and bars in Amsterdam

Café Belgique<p>One of the smallest bars in Amsterdam, Belgique still finds space for eight Belgian draught beers and more than 30 bottled varieties. Situated among tacky tourist traps in an alleyway just off Dam Square, Belgique has been able to preserve a sense of charm and credibility, partly …

10 of the best hidden art and culture gems in Amsterdam

PGC Hajenius – the art deco tobacco shop<p>Pantaleon Gerhard Coenraad Hajenius started his first cigar and tobacco shop in 1826 when he was only 19 years old, and gradually became the official supplier to several European courts. The shop, as it is now, was created in 1915, and boasts a superb art …

10 of the best budget hotels and hostels in Amsterdam

Flying Pig Uptown Hostel<p>Situated just off Vondelpark and the museum district, the Flying Pig Uptown was freshly refurbished in 2010 and is a fine alternative to the Flying Pig Downtown, the owners' ever-hectic flagship hostel in the red light district. Uptown you get the party-centric atmosphere …

10 of the best cafes and budget restaurants in Amsterdam

Getto<p>Getto is a burger bar with a difference: each burger is named after a drag queen who performs there – keep an eye on the website if you're keen to catch an act. It describes itself as "an attitude-free zone, for gays, lesbians, bi, queers and straights". Relaxed and friendly, the bar staff mix …

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum features the macabre and the beautiful

Exhibits at one of Amsterdam's newest museums range from pieces of pickled skin to intricate tribal designs – and guest tattooists mean that you could leave with a permanent souvenir<p>Pretty 19th-century Plantage Middenlaan is the unlikely setting for one of Amsterdam's newest museums. The Amsterdam …

Coffee Touring: The Best Coffee in Amsterdam – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Amsterdam, a place I hadn’t been to in years and whose small but vibrant specialty …

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

I Amsterdam City Card

When you’re hopping from city to city in somewhere like Europe, the costs for museums, galleries, and other admission fees can really start to rack …

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A Perfect Day In Amsterdam

After living for six years in Amsterdam--arguably the greatest small city in the world--I've amassed enough experiences to fill several perfect days. But since "Several Perfect Days in Amsterdam" doesn't have the same punch, I'll restrict myself to just one.<p>After living for six years in …

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Good Bread: New Amsterdam Market's Bread Pavilion

A half dozen of our most talented bakers descended on the New Amsterdam Market last Sunday. The occasion was the third annual <b>Bread Pavilion</b>, featuring loaves made from local grains. Peter Endriss of Runner & Stone curated the event, rounding up the bakeries and presiding over a fund-raising effort …

Snapshots From Amsterdam: A 'No Munchies Required' Snack Tour

GallerySnapshots From Amsterdam: A 'No Munchies Required' Snack Tour<p>I had always heard that Amsterdam took snacking to another level. Considering the city's legal access to certain leafy controlled substances, one might imagine that Amsterdam's love of snacks is driven by the munchies. But as I …