Josh Scheibelhut

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What's So Special About the Human Brain?

Why do we study other animals and they don't study us?<p>What is it about the human brain that allows the cognitive ability for abstract reasoning and creativeness?<p>What is it that makes the human brain so special?<p>It comes down to one thing humans do that no other living creature does.<p>I just watched a …

Deep Into the Darkness On Pluto

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting..."<p>--Edgar Alan Poe<p>For all creatures of the earth, nothing is as fundamental as daylight, which blooms new memories and sheds light on life itself. The darkness can be numbing; isolation warps the mind.<p>On the lip of …

Gorgeous New NASA Image Shows Earth 'Rising' Over The Moon

A reminder that our little planet is pretty dang beautiful.<p>NASA released a stunning image on Friday appearing to show Earth “rising” over the horizon of the moon.<p>The image was captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a robotic spacecraft that has been orbiting the moon since 2009. Usually, …

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

Sex, Death and Mushrooms

The forest air is sweet and winy with decay. It’s raining hard. I wipe drops of cold water from the tip of my nose, open an umbrella and ready myself for a walk with my old friend Nick, emeritus professor of the history of science and amateur mycologist. For the last 15 years I’ve accompanied him …

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

The Future

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Boehner unloads on the ‘false prophets’ in his party that have made his job a nightmare

"Face The Nation" host John Dickerson on Sunday asked Boehner about the conservative House coalition with which Boehner was constantly feuding, and whether they had unrealistic expectations.<p>"Absolutely they're unrealistic!" Boehner blurted out. "But the Bible says beware of false prophets. And …

AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2.0

The second American Revolution has begun. This one didn't start with bullets, thank God. There was and is no Lexington and Concord. This is a revolution of the mind. It has been stirring within the consciousness of Americans for years, as we've slowly awakened to the chronic and systematic …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

How 'robo-investing' is managing money for the masses

<b>"Robo-investing" - using computer algorithms rather than humans to manage your investments - is a white-hot sector attracting lots of start-up cash.</b><p>There are now several companies here in the US promising that their algorithms can get more bang for your investment buck at a fraction of the price …

String field theory could be the foundation of quantum mechanics

Two USC researchers have proposed a link between string field theory and quantum mechanics that could open the door to using string field theory—or a …

Why Obama acted on Iraq

The threat of a double nightmare this week forced President Barack Obama to do something he likely hoped he’d never have to — order the use of force in Iraq.<p>American warplanes based in the Middle East now are authorized to attack the Sunni fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Obama …