Nicole Thompson

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Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

North Korea

Reserve schools failing Canada's aboriginal students, study finds

C.D. Howe report says only four of 10 young adults living on reserves across the country have finished high school.<p>VANCOUVER — Reserve schools are …

Canada

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Pets

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

Consciousness

BA's Best Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>If you’re feeling really decadent and fancy (as you should), add a splash of half-and-half or heavy cream just before serving. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-processed), plus more …

Cocoa Powder

Light L16 is a Point-and-Shoot That Packs 16 Cameras for 52MP Photos

The stealthy camera startup Light today announced a revolutionary new point-and-shoot camera that aims to transform the way we think about cameras. …

This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It's (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to …

Landscape Photography

Top 1% took 13.3% of income, Canadian study shows

A new study that takes into account income earned through Canada’s private corporations finds the one per cent are doing even better than …

Income Inequality

Northern Gateway decision holds no easy political options for Harper

The federal government must announce a decision on whether to allow Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline to proceed by the end of day Tuesday, and …

Canada

This Toy May Replace The Rubik's Cube, With Help From 3D Printers

Meet the Marusenko Sphere, your new favorite, frustrating puzzle game.<p>The Rubik's Cube will always be a mind-teasing classic, but it's about time we upgrade for another simple-yet-infinitely-frustrating puzzle game. Meet the Marusenko Sphere, a Spanish toy that includes 54 pieces, 9 types of …

3D Printing

Photographer Reveals Beautiful Landscapes and Rich Cultures

After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck‘s stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection–ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful people he's met along …

Photography

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

50 Pictures to teach you about decisive moment in bird photography

<b>Bird Photography</b> would be the purest form for any nature photographer. Hence forth, what would a bird photographer or a plain nature lover expect or …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Photography

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners now receiving OS 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade in Canada

Looks like the upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has arrived on both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 this morning. We’ve received tips from …

Apple Crisp

The Beauty of Mathematics: A Visual Demonstration of Math in Everyday Life | Colossal

<p>This lovely video short from Yann Pineill and Nicolas Lefaucheux of Paris video production agency Parachutes succinctly demonstrates the underlying …

How to Quit Your Job

(YouTube link)<p>If you're going to quit your coffee shop job to start your own business, you may as well provide the customers some entertainment as …

Why Do I Study Physics?

(vimeo link)<p>Chinese artist Xiangjun Shi majored in both physics and animation at two different colleges at the same time. That's a real load of …

Shooting with RAW Settings in Photography

Many cameras now offer the option to save captured photos in the RAW file format. RAW capture brings with it an extra processing step. This step …

Spectacular cliff-diving: a head for heights at Phi Phi Island – in pictures

The perilous rocks of Phi Phi Island in Thailand provide a formidable background for some jaw-dropping dives in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Definitely not for the faint-hearted