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US starts to drown in waste that China will no longer accept

About 900 tons of trash are dumped at all hours of the day and night, five days a week, on the conveyor belts. Photo: VCG<p>For months, a major …

Pollution

14 Weird Thoughts That, Once They Cross Your Mind, You Won't Be Able To Stop Thinking About

If you think about it, neurologists are just a bunch of brains studying another brain??<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Time Travel

Books of Secrets

From <i>Fragrant:The Secret Life of Scent</i> by Mandy Aftel<p>In the early sixteenth century, a new kind of book appeared in Europe: Books of Secrets were …

Books

The Celestial Map- Northern Hemisphere | Albrecht Dürer | 51.537.1 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The ancient tradition of making celestial maps can be traced back, by way of Arabic sources, to classical ones. Dürer's two maps, this one and …

Museums

The most important formula in data science was first used to prove the existence of God

The 18th-century minister and mathematician Richard Price is mostly forgotten to history. His close friend Thomas Bayes, also a minister and math nerd, is much better known, at least in statistics circles. Bayes’ fame is deserved. He developed one of the most important formulas in statistics, which …

Statistics

110 Years After The Tunguska Event We Still Aren't Sure What Caused It

It was nothing of this earth, but a piece of the great outside; and as such dowered with outside properties and obedient to outside laws.<br>The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft<p>At 7:15 on the morning of June 30, 1908, something happened in the sky above the Stony Tunguska (Podkamennaya Tunguska) …

Earth Science

An artist painted a self-portrait of himself on a different drug every day — and he ended up with brain damage

Bryan Lewis Saunders<p>In March 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders began creating at least one self-portrait of himself every day.<p>Born in Washington D.C. …

Art

How early humans created the paintings found in France's Chauvet cave

And what these paintings tell us about human life 30,000 years ago.<p>Early humans living in Europe might have led challenging lives, but they still …

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

StumbleUpon

Meet The Cleanest Badasses In Japan

These are modern day heroes. Dressed in traditional threads, they walk the streets of Japan. When they see trash, they pick it up, and throw it away. …

Biology | Duke University

​My research interests lie at the intersection of <b>vision, behavior, and psychology</b>. Using everything from cleaner shrimp to zebra finches, my research …

Can you see better than your dog, cat, or goldfish?

How does your kitchen look through the eyes of a cat, fish, fly or mosquito? A new study compares our human eyesight to the vision of other creatures.<p>…

Scientists Have Discovered The Brain Region Involved in Spiritual Experiences

This is where the magic happens.<p>Whether we think of ourselves as religious or not, lots of people experience moments in life that can be considered …

The Brain

The Daily Beast

Donald Trump

Something Weird Happened to Men 7,000 Years Ago, And We Finally Know Why

The women, on the other hand, were fine.<p>Around 7,000 years ago - all the way back in the Neolithic - something really peculiar happened to human …

Anthropology

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

Blog Religionswissenschaft - Esoterik und Religion: Eh alles das Gleiche, oder?

Religionswissenschaftliche Anmerkungen zur aktuellen Debatte

Blog: Hier irrte die Wissenschaft - Warum die Entdeckung des ersten Exoplaneten so spät kam

Den ersten Planeten eines anderen Sterns, den Astronomen erspäht haben, hätte es damaligen Annahmen zufolge eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfen

Ominous Views of Japan's New Concrete Seawalls

In 2011, a devastating tsunami crashed into the northeast coast of Japan, destroying entire villages, killing thousands and causing a meltdown at the …

Here's What Japan's Legendary Samurai Really Looked Like

"Society convulsed, opposing clans fought, masterless samurai rebelled against an unrelenting modernization, all in just 20 years."<p><i>The history and lore surrounding Japan's samurai warriors is as fascinating as it is complex. Aside</i> <i>from representations in cinema, very few actual photographs depicting</i> …

'Time traveller born in 2043' claims 9/11 was engineered to bring the US together and stop second civil war

A self proclaimed 'time traveller who was born in the year 2043' has broadcasted his belief that 9/11 was an "engineered" event to bring the US …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

China wages war on funeral strippers

China has launched its latest crackdown against a phenomenon which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers.<p>The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional …

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes?

To many these past 12 months seem as if we have already slipped into a parallel universe but Brexit and Trump are nothing compared to the alternate universes some astronomers are contemplating<p>They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean …

Dark Matter

Allegory of the Cave

The <b>Allegory of the Cave</b>, or <b>Plato's Cave</b>, was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work <i>Republic</i> (514a–520a) to compare "the effect of …

Joseph Polchinski, 63, Leading Theorist on Multiple Universes, Dies

Joseph Polchinski, one of the most creative physicists of his generation, whose work helped lay the mathematical foundation for the controversial proposition that our universe is only one in an almost endless assemblage that cosmologists call the “multiverse,” died on Friday at his home in Santa …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

Why Europe’s wars of religion put 40,000 ‘witches’ to a terrible death

The persecution of witches came down to a battle for the ‘market share’ of post-Reformation Christians, according to a paper by two economists<p>It was a terrifying phenomenon that continues to cast a shadow over certain parts of Europe even today. The great age of witch trials, which ran between 1550 …

The Spice of Life

In recent years, thanks in no small part to the Slow Food and Farm-to-table movements, serious cooks everywhere have begun to pay close attention to …

Spices