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Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

Psychology

A Blind GIF Artist Visualises His Lost Sight

George Redhawk tells us how he hijacked morphing software to create his hallucinatory GIFs.<p>Before becoming an unlikely viral GIF art sensation, George Redhawk worked in various areas of medicine, instructing on subjects such as x-ray technology and, rather surprisingly, phlebotomy.<p>As he tells The …

The 4D Future of Stuff

Why limit ourselves to printing in just three dimensions?<p>Ours is a world of static objects, cut, cast, or forged for specific tasks. But let’s say you opened an Ikea box, and the desk inside assembled itself. Or your water pipes shrank as the pressure decreased: no more weak showers, less wasted …

Top Chef Challenge: Make Food For The Masses

The celebrity chef obsession with fast-casual chains has less to do with Chipotle-style riches than with getting back to what they love.<p>Kevin Gillespie, a celebrated Atlanta chef, remembers the exact moment he decided to leave the world of luxury dining: He noticed that his parents had stopped …

Stop saying 'space is hard'

It makes us feel good, but it also makes us weak<p>On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket meant to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded en route. It was the third cargo resupply mission to fail within the past year. In October 28th, 2014, Orbital Sciences’ uncrewed Antares …

A Trip Around One Degree of the World—

It is said that Greenland's Inuit name, Kalaallit Nunaat, means "The Land of Man." To the Greenlandic natives, it is home, where the dark days and sunlit nights demand the human spirit to endure at all costs.<p>Spring time hits Ilulissat Greenland as the fisherman begin to venture out into the …

Arizona Cardinals Hire Female Coach For Training Camp And Preseason

Jen Welter, an athlete and sports psychologist, will become an NFL coach in what is believed to be a first. The Arizona Cardinals have hired Welter to coach the team's inside linebackers during this summer's training camp and preseason.<p>"I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," Welter said …