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Donald Sutherland Explains the Real Meaning of The Hunger Games and Why its Message Must be Understood

<b>“The young people who see this film must recognize that for the future ‘blind faith in their leaders,’ as Bruce Springsteen said, ‘will get you</b> …

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

<b>John Locke (Wikimedia)</b><p>There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>George Makari<p>November 26, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind”<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory …

Literature

Recent Studies Show That Psychedelic Drugs Are Not Bad For Mental Health -- But Alcohol Is

It is a matter of provable fact that psychedelics are the safest compounds within the modern drug culture. The strongest hallucinogen known to man …

Mental Health

Watch This Beautiful 10-Minute Film on the Current State of Neuroscience

The brain is one of the most-studied — and most complex — things on the planet, so it can be hard to keep up with what the current state of …

Marijuana's History: How One Plant Spread Through the World

From the sites where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived, to ancient China and Viking ships, cannabis has been used across the world for ages, …

How to change someone's mind

During our lives we encounter many situations where we become in need to change someone’s mind about something.<p>When someone refuses to change his …

Whose Truth Are You Living?

"Believe nothing.<p>No matter where you read it,<p>Or who said it,<p>Unless it agrees with your own reason<p>And your own common sense."<p>~ <i>Buddha</i><p>I wonder how many of us are basing our lives on someone else's truth? Many people take what has been given to them as "the way it is" and automatically live within the …

Consciousness

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

The Milky Way Galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred …

Universe

Artificial Intelligence And Human Emotion: Why The 'Frampton Test' Matters

Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test. Let me explain why rock legend Peter …

Staring Into Someone’s Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers ended up hallucinating and saw deformed facial traits and monsters.<p>A psychologist in Italy has figured out how to induce a drug-free …

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a metagrobologist?

The solutions to today’s two puzzles<p>Both questions today were sequence puzzles. In the first case you had to work out the letter than came next, and in the second you had to decipher the pattern.<p><i>1)</i><i>I don’t know why, but most of us get a perverse pleasure out of making up sequen</i><i>ce puzzles. While</i> …

Puzzles

The Easiest Way to Get a Better, Smarter Brain

The Brain

Playing with Polymers: Make Slime at Home

I love home science projects. If it can be done on a stovetop with cooking ingredients, I've probably done it at some point. I've angered roommate and significant other alike by clanging pots and pans at 2am, or by using said pots and pans to make questionable substances*. It's just part of who I …

Sculpture

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Shutter Speed

Dare Ya To Not Try To Be A Scientist After Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Creativity To You

If only America's Science Coach, Neil deGrasse Tyson, had been there. He'd have said to me, “Lori, math, science, and engineering are some of the …

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain)

We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?<p>I want to show you something simple your mind can do, which illustrates a fascinating emerging theory about how the brain works. First, look at this logo of the World Cup this year.<p>The idea of the emblem is obvious: This is an illustration of a trophy …