Mike Gleeson

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How Power Corrupts the Mind

Pity the despot.<p>(Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr)<p>While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both …

Architecture of Chicago Train Stations: Beyond the Commute

Many of us commute via Chicago public transportation as a decent and fairly inexpensive way to get around the city. As a regular Blue Line commuter, …

Democrats Leap Into Action After Nate Silver Drags the Senate Too Far Into 'Panic' Territory

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nate Silver's first electoral prediction at the new 538.com was that Democrats are likely to lose …

Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.<p>Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In</i> …

Star Wars Men's Boba Fett Mandalorian Backpack

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7 Things Extremely Persuasive People Do

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

6 Surprising Things That Can Influence Your Dreams

<b>By Aatif Zubair, Delhi Technological University, India</b><p>What goes into creating dreams is a subject of great interest to almost everyone—including …

On the Probability of Aliens Dressed as Nuns Visiting Las Vegas

It’s not enough for a whistleblower to reveal that the United States government has been secretly running a vast operation spying on the American public and on other governments – some conspiracy theorists are simply determined to believe the impossible. With that in mind, gaze upon the remarkable …

Life Lessons from Dante | The Art of Manliness

<b>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Andrew Ratelle.</b><p><i>“I see man’s mind cannot be satisfied<br>unless it be illumined by that truth<br>beyond which there</i> …

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

Scientists still waiting for clear signs of ozone hole healing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - - Earth’s upper atmosphere is still so saturated with ozone-eating chlorine that it will take about another decade for evidence that a nearly 25-year-old ban on such destructive chemicals is working, scientists said.<p>Full recovery of the ozone layer, which shields Earth …

Farmers and law enforcement spar over whether 'agroterrorism' is a real threat

If you haven't heard of agroterrorism, you're not alone — many farmers haven't even heard of it. According to an FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin by Dean Olson, M.A., agroterrorism is “the deliberate introduction of an animal or plant disease for the purpose of generating fear, causing economic losses, …

APOD: Geminid Meteors over Teide Volcano (2013 Dec 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN, Earth and Stars) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131217.html Explanation: On some nights it rains meteors. Peaking two nights ago, asteroid dust streaked through the dark skies of Earth, showering down during the annual Geminids meteor shower. Astrophotographer Juan Carlos Casado captured the space weather event, as pictured above, in a series of exposures spanning about 2.3 hours using a wide angle lens. The snowcapped Teide volcano of the Canary Islands of Spain towers in the foreground, while the picturesque constellation of Orion highlights the background. The star appearing just near the top of the volcano is Rigel. Although the asteroid dust particles are traveling parallel to each other, the resulting meteor streaks appear to radiate from a single point on the sky, in this case in the constellation of Gemini, off the top of the image. Like train tracks appearing to converge in the distance, the meteor radiant effect is due to perspective. The astrophotographer has estimated that there are about 50 Geminids visible in the above composite image -- how many do you see? http://twanight.org/casado http://starryearth.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131217 #APOD #TWAN

How to Make ‘Star Wars’ Death Star LED Ornaments That Light Up

“<i>That’s no Moon!</i>”<p>Nashville-based craftycounterpart demonstrates how to make <i>Star Wars</i> Death Star LED ornaments that light up in their step-by-step …

Noah's Ark and the Great Flood: Did it Really Happen?

<i>“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great</i> …

Hunters or Hunted? Wolves vs. Mountain Lions

Wolves are coursing, social predators that operate in packs to select disadvantaged prey in open areas where they can test their prey’s condition. Mountain lions are solitary, ambush predators that select prey opportunistically (i.e., of any health) in areas where slopes, trees, boulders, or other …

Sharks Return to Their Birthplace to Give Birth

A 19-year study of lemon sharks shines new light on how they reproduce.<p><b>Schoolchildren learn that sea turtles and salmon return to their places of birth in order to release their own young. But sharks? A new study shows, for the first time, that this is just what lemon sharks do.</b><p>In the 1990s, …

Geography in the News: Wolf Controversies

Changing Planet<p><b>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</b><p><b>Who’s Crying, “Wolf?”</b><p>Wolves remain one of the American West’s most controversial species. Hardly a week goes by without a newspaper article describing conflicting issues about wolves across the West. Any discussion …

6 meetings to help riders transfer to Ventra

The first of six meetings this month to help CTA and Pace riders transfer balances from existing fare cards to Ventra cards will be held Monday, officials said.<p>Staff from the Regional Transportation Authority and the CTA also will be on hand to help customers, including senior citizens and disabled …