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How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Ireland

Can a Computer Fall in Love if It Doesn't Have a Body?

Much has been written about Spike Jonze's <i>Her</i>, the Oscar-nominated tale of love between man and operating system. It's an allegory about relationships …

Colorful Silhouette Collages Reveal Layers of Reality

Disappear is a collage project by French artist Slip, where forms, colors, and landscapes intersect in visually exciting combinations. In the series, the artist introduces new realities where mundane black and white backgrounds are interrupted by beautifully intriguing silhouette figures.<p>By …

Art

Tasty Tasty Grandpa's cannibalism mechanics lets you enjoy the absurdity of eating people

iOS 2D eat-‘em-up <i>Tasty Tasty Grandpa</i> is a metaphor for life told through "cute" cannibalism mechanics, requiring players to partake in a healthy dose of cannibalism before they themselves are "metaphorically devoured."<p>But while the game has a metaphysical theme, its creator Craig Duturbure tells …