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Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

“Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds …

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.<p>On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer

The New Yorker has made all of its archives going back to 2007 available online until the end of this summer. Here are the best New Yorker fiction pieces from the past seven years that you can read right now, for free.

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Just because they're out to get you doesn't prove you're not paranoid, says the latest edition of the psychiatrists' bible<p>It's not clear who forcibly sedated her in 1972. It's not certain that she was admitted to a psychiatric ward in the following year. What's definite though is that many people …

The curious relationship between truth and madness

I’ve got an article in <i>The Observer</i> on the misunderstood relationship between truth and madness.<p>The definition of a ‘delusion’ has just been changed …

A technoculture of psychosis

<i>Aeon Magazine</i> has an amazing article on the history of technology in paranoid delusions and how cultural developments are starting to mirror the …

18 minutes of trauma

I’ve just found one of the best discussions on the importance and limits of the concept of post-traumatic stress disorder on a programme from the <i>Why</i> …

Madness and hallucination in The Shining

Roger Ebert’s 2006 review of Stanley Kubrick’s <i>The Shining</i> turns out to be a brilliant exploration of hallucination, madness and unreliable witnessing …

My punitive superego is lighting up my brain

This sentence actually appeared in the <i>British Journal of Psychiatry</i>:<p>Carhart-Harris et al’s finding of activation of Cg25 region of the cingulate …

Hofstadter’s digital thoughts

<i>The Atlantic</i> has an amazing in-depth article on how Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>Gödel, Escher, Bach</i>, has been quietly …

A multitude of PTSDs

A new paper in <i>Perspectives in Psychological Science</i> looked at all the possible combinations of symptoms that could achieve a DSM-5 diagnosis of …

Laban movement analysis

<b>Laban movement analysis</b> (LMA), sometimes <b>Laban/Bartenieff movement analysis</b>, is a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting and …

A quarter century of All in the Mind

A new series of BBC Radio 4’s <i>All in the Mind</i> has just kicked off and to celebrate 25 years of broadcasting they’ve just had three great episodes …

Gobe Flashlight

Typically, flashlights are made to do just one thing, whether it be spotlighting, searching, or lighting your way underwater. The Gobe Flashlight is …

Google[x] unveils Project Loon to bring the world Internet via balloon

Google is bringing the Internet to the developing world via balloon.<p>Yesterday the search giant published a blog post detailing Project Loon. The project emerged out of Google[x], Google’s secret lab that works on “moonshot ideas,” or projects that are a little farther afield.<p>Internet connectivity …

Avatars ease voices for schizophrenia patients

<b>Use of an avatar can help treat patients with schizophrenia who hear voices, a UK study suggests.</b><p>The trial, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, focused on patients who had not responded to medication.<p>Using customised computer software, the patients created avatars to match the voices …

Researchers build machine that identifies music after hearing only three notes

Can you identify Beethoven's Sonata No. 9 after hearing a mere three notes? Probably not, but a group of computer scientists and music scholars have built a machine that can do just that. The team -- composed of Pablo Rodriguez Zivic, Favio Shifres and Guillermo Cecchi -- has developed an algorithm …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>NeoCon 2018 showcased some of the boldest brands in commercial design.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>The Office for Metropolitan Architecture designs the perfect library for the digital …

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5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

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