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This is what a brain injury feels like

I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if I was still on the pavement, but then there are plenty of things I don’t remember. As I would find out later, I had a brain injury.<p>Was I badly …

The Brain

Why Should You Study Physics?

<b>Question:</b> Why Study Physics?<p>Why should you study physics? What is the use of a physics education? If you aren't going to become a scientist, do you …

Innocence Is Irrelevant

This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.<p>It had been a long night for Shanta Sweatt. After working a 16-hour shift cleaning the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, in Nashville, and then catching the 11:15 bus to her apartment, she just wanted to …

Sofia Coppola Talks About Remaking The Brutal And Feminine ‘The Beguiled’

Remaking a movie can’t be easy. Before even shooting the first scene, a director knows their film will have to stand up to the comparison to a past work. A remake too close to its original might be called a ripoff, but one that strays too far could get an equal amount of criticism. Which is why …

10 Directors Who DP’d Their Own Movies

While commercials and music videos often combine the director and cinematographer roles into one position, feature films almost always have a …

Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

However, that may not be the case in the construction industry.<p>In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it's one sector that's particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.<p>According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from …

Peter Berger, Theologian Who Fought ‘God Is Dead’ Movement, Dies at 88

Peter L. Berger, an influential, and contrarian, Protestant theologian and sociologist who, in the face of the “God is dead” movement of the 1960s, argued that faith can indeed flourish in modern society if people learn to recognize the transcendent and supernatural in ordinary experiences, died on …

Staten Island

The Search For Alien Astroengineers

Looking for a lone signal from some far-flung alien civilization is one thing — looking for its handiwork on galactic scales is quite another. But a handful of astronomers are still hopeful that if hyper-advanced extraterrestrial civilizations can survive through cosmic time, they might choose to …

Universe

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

The condition has a huge impact on everyday life.<p>Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not …

InterAct

Firebase, Neill Blomkamp’s Bizarre Sci-Fi Short Film Set During the Vietnam War

<i>Firebase</i> is the latest sci-fi short film by Oats Studios, directed by Neill Blomkamp (<i>District 9</i> and <i>Chappie</i>), that is set during the Vietnam War. It …

How Yellow affects your state of mind

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever heard that if you looked at the color yellow for too long, you might begin to feel anxious or irritated? Or that babies are more likely to cry in yellow rooms and a colleague sporting the color would be judged deeply? Or considered a coward?<p>The rumors are out there, and have been for …

Red Cross

Ask Ethan: How Many Black Holes Are There In The Universe?

For the third time in history, we’ve directly detected an unmistakable signature of black holes: gravitational waves resulting from their merger. Combine that with what we know from stellar orbits around the galactic center, X-ray and radio observations of other galaxies, and gas infall/velocity …

Black Holes

When You Need To Cut A Parent Out Of Your Life

Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety.<p>Today the Sugars hear from two women, each of whom has cut a parent from …

Relationships

Treating children with electroconvulsive therapy

<b>Electroconvulsive therapy - in which a small electric current is passed through the brain causing a seizure - is now used much less often than it was in the middle of the last century. But controversially it is now being used in the US and some other countries as a treatment for children who</b> …

Poignant Paper Trail From the South Texas Border

<i>Manny Fernandez, The Times’s Houston bureau chief, has spent part of the last two months reporting on the travails of migrants attempting to cross the border into South Texas. (Read his article, about the remains and personal effects of hundreds of unidentified men and women who didn’t make it.)</i> …

Immigration

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

At the beginning of his career, Michelangelo was a forger.

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>If you’ve seen any of Michelangelo’s …

Researchers claim time travel is possible

There are multiple timelines playing out in parallel universes, according to a team of researchers.<p>The sensational claim was made by a team of …

How can you search for time travellers?

As well as being a staple of science fiction, time travel is also the inspiration for serious (or at least semi-serious) speculation by theorists. …

Here's why we forget things, no matter how hard we try not to

The brain, with its 100 billion neurons, allows us to do amazing things like learn multiple languages, or build things that send people into outer space. Yet despite this astonishing capacity, we routinely can't remember where we put our keys, we forget why we went to the grocery store, and we fail …

The Brain

Would that it were so simple

IN A recent supplement to <i>The Economist</i>, called “The World If”, we considered several hypothetical futures under such headlines as: “If Donald Trump …

Humans may speak a universal language, say scientists

Humans across the globe may be actually speaking the same language after scientists found that the sounds used to make the words of common objects and ideas are strikingly similar.<p>The discovery challenges the fundamental principles of linguistics, which state that languages grow up independently of …

What’s universal grammar? Evidence rebuts Chomsky’s theory of language learning

Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics — including the way we learn languages — is being overturned<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>The idea that we have brains hardwired with a mental template for learning grammar — famously espoused by Noam Chomsky of the …

One Artist Turned Abandoned Theaters into Apocalyptic Visions

Paramount Theater, Newark, 2015<br>Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco<p>1 of 10<p>What happens when you capture a whole movie in a …

Scale model of the Overlook Hotel facade from <i>The Shining</i>. These small models were used by Production Designer Roy Walker to work out layout and scale …

The difference between robot-generated art and human-generated art is that human art tells stories.

Accomplishments in artificial intelligence often suffer from the problem of moving goalposts: As soon as a machine or algorithm can accomplish …

Backblaze's B2 is the simplest service for large backups

Whether you’re running a small business with data scattered across several employees’ systems or simply have a few terabytes of RAW photos lying around like I do, you probably want to back up all those files someplace safe and on the cheap.<p>Over the past few months, Backblaze has been trialing its …

Cloud Computing