Angela Alvarez Velez

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The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Henri Rousseau’s Heartening Story of Success after a Lifetime of Rejection, Illustrated

<i>“People working in the arts engage in street combat with The Fraud Police on a daily basis,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her fantastic manifesto for the creative life, one of the best books of the year, <i>“because much of our work is new and not readily or conventionally categorized.”</i> Few artists in …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Scared Of Heights? Your Ancestors Might Be To Blame

New research into the ways that humans develop phobias has come upon a surprising theory: It could be genetic. According to researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, memories can be passed down between generations via genetic switches and chemical changes in DNA that make experiences …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

From Ptolemy to George Eliot to William Blake, a Private History of Everyday Happiness

<i>“Be fully awake to everything about you … the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life,”</i> Jackson Pollock’s dad once wisely advised his 16-year-old son.<p>Provided my documented soft spot for timeless letters and diaries, and my voracious curiosity for the art and …

Flowers Made From Code And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

The Week In Numbers: The World's Oldest Animal, A New Mission To Mars, And More

<b>57.5 feet</b>: the width of the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, the 25,000-horsepower Bertha<p><b>10 months</b>: the time it will take NASA's new MAVEN spacecraft to reach Mars. The spacecraft, set to launch Monday, should help scientists discover how Mars lost its atmosphere and water.<p><b>1967</b>: the year the …

USDOT

How Apple's iBeacon Will Change Everything For Retail Analytics

The experience of shopping in a brick-and-mortar store hasn’t changed much during the past 100 years: Consumers walk into a store, find the items they want, pay for the items and then lug their purchases out of the store in a shopping bag or cart.<p>But in-store experiences are on the cusp of a …

SwarmLocal Offers Local Groups a Way to Organize Anonymously

Android/iOS: If you're a fan of flash mobs, or you just want to organize a get together of nearby friends quickly without posting flyers or sending a …

Apps

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Costumes

Star

Buckle Up For The 3599-Piece LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron<p>LEGO 06/01/2018 04:24 pm<p>LEGO<p>Kylo Ren Sneakers Join the Po-Zu 'Star Wars' Footwear Line<p>Star …

Lego