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One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome …

The world today looks ominously like it did before World War I | NOLA.com

A backlash to globalization appears to be gaining strength around the world. U.S. politicians on both the right and left have called for curbing free …

Cure For Cancer Found? Brain Tumors Disappear In Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

2016 brought along a bevy of medical research breakthroughs among the international scientific community, from HIV and AIDs prevention to new …

Trump’s personality will help us learn how our minds work

Intense scrutiny of the president-elect’s neurological quirks provide a starting point for insight into what makes us so creative, and so destructive<p>A fair number of people are implacably opposed to seeing any hope for the future after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United …

Psychology

High-Tech Pet Prosthetics Give a Leg up to Man’s Best Friend

<b>New technologies like 3D-printed prosthetics have helped disabled people around the world. Now, animal orthotics are improving the lives of disabled</b> …

The Keys to Training Your Dog to Stop Barking

Dogs will be dogs, which means they sometimes bark, but you can teach your dog to control their barking so that it’s not disruptive. These three tips …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Economy Picking Made Easy, Part 1

550<p>SHARES<p>You’ve probably heard of economy picking, which is where you use one continuous pick motion to cross strings—instead of using alternate …

Electric Guitar

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

<i>Finished Image. Craig Blacklock defied the limits of depth of field and diffraction to create this image. He created the series of exposures shown</i> …

Tutorials

The moral foundations of fascism: Warring psychological theories struggle to make sense of Hitler, Mussolini and you-know-who

<b>(AP)</b><p>An abstruse but bitter debate in social psychology sheds crucial light on Donald Trump, and the history behind him<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 4, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The week before the 2016 presidential election, Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece for Bloomberg View headlined "The Moral Foundations of …

George W. Bush

Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.<p>MEXICO …

Ancient History

Childhood trauma doesn’t just live in our bodies, it ages them

Parents often worry that adverse experiences can shape a child’s outlook for years to come. Now there’s evidence to suggest that certain kinds of childhood woes show up physically in the body and alter it in ways that last through adulthood.<p>The new study, published in the Proceedings of the …

The Brain

Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

5 Things a Beginning Woodworker Should Know

Woodworking is a hobby that anyone can pickup. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get started.<p>All you need is a plan and a few basic tools to start woodworking. When starting out it's easy to think you need some fancy power tools before you begin building, but that's simply not true.<p>You …

How I Finally Organized My Messy Inbox with Sortd

GIF<p>I’ve tried dozens of solutions to clean up my inbox, and so far, the Sortd Chrome extension comes closest to helping me use and organize email the …

Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”<p>“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Pioneering Psychologist Jerome Bruner on the Act of Discovery and the Key to True Learning

“Discovery, like surprise, favors the well-prepared mind.”<p>I’ve always held the art of discovery in higher regard than the art of invention. Rather than creating something that didn’t previously exist, to <i>dis</i>cover is to uncover what has always been there but had remained hidden from view — to shine a …

Creativity

The Gentle Giant: Oliver Sacks and the Art of Choosing Empathy Over Vengeance

An existential lesson gleaned from a brush with death and foolishness.<p><i>“Compassion,”</i> Karen Armstrong wrote in her stirring meditation on the true meaning of the Golden Rule, <i>“asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to</i> …

San Francisco

The Poetics of Smell as a Mode of Knowledge

“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself.”<p>On a recent train ride, my travel companion pulled two small clementines out of her bag and began peeling them. Instantly, a flood of associations rushed in uninvited — clementines like the many winter holidays …

Literature

Patti Smith on the Two Kinds of Masterpieces and Her Fifty Favorite Books

“Everything pours forth. Photographs their history. Books their words. Walls their sounds.”<p><i>“Oh, to be reborn within the pages of a book,”</i> <b>Patti Smith</b> exhales within the pages of <b>M Train</b> (<i>public library</i>) — her astonishingly beautiful meditation on time, transformation, and how the radiance of love …

Literature

Oliver Sacks on Gratitude, the Measure of Living, and the Dignity of Dying

“I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”<p><i>“Living has yet to be generally recognized as one of the arts,”</i> proclaimed a 1924 guide to the art of living. That one of the greatest scientists of our time …

Literature

Hannah Arendt on Time, Space, and Where Our Thinking Ego Resides

“The everywhere of thought is indeed a region of nowhere.”<p>In Lewis Carroll’s <i>Through the Looking Glass</i>, the White Queen remembers the future instead of the past. This seemingly nonsensical proposition, like so many elements of the beloved book, is a stroke of philosophical genius and prescience on …

Elasticity

Susan Orlean on the Strange Serendipities That Shape Our Lives

How the roads taken and not taken both lead us to ourselves.<p><i>“The exemptions we suffer, whether forced or chosen, make us who we are,”</i> Adam Phillips wrote in his magnificent meditation on the value of our unlived lives. Every life is a testament to these exemptions, each of us a Venn diagram in …

Literature

How to Save Your Soul: Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and the Life-Changing Advice That Made Her a Writer

“It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange.”<p>Recently, in listening to a dear and brilliant friend rationalize her choice to stay at a soul-sucking …

Literature

James Thurber on Longing, Unrequited Love, and the Power of a Kiss

“Kissing seems not a great matter, in a way. And yet in one way it speaks the million things which words can’t.”<p><i>“The person you fall in love with really is the man or woman of your dreams,”</i> psychoanalyst Adam Phillips wrote in his magnificent treatise on the paradoxical psychology of how we fall in …

Relationships

A Cultural History of Santa: Margaret Mead’s Fictional Interview with the Jolly Gift-Giver Celebrating Generosity and the Universal Spirit of Giving

“Giving is itself a kind of thank offering.”<p>In 1964, <b>Margaret Mead</b> — to this day humanity’s most influential anthropologist and one of the first academic celebrities — helped a concerned parent navigate the question of what to tell kids about Santa Claus, offering an elegant distinction between myth …

Genius at Play: A Brilliant Mathematician on Tinkering, Thinkering, and the Art of Being a Professional Nonunderstander

Anatomy of thought at the fault line of invention and discovery.<p><i>“Mathematical Science,”</i> wrote Ada Lovelace in contemplating the nature of the imagination, <i>“is the language of the unseen relations between things.”</i> Few have mastered that language and transmuted it into Lovelace’s “poetical science” …

Mathematics

The Lost Mariner: A Beautiful Animated Short Film About Memory, Inspired by Oliver Sacks

“You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives.”<p><i>“My work, my life, is all with the sick — but the sick and their sickness drives me to thoughts which, perhaps, I might otherwise not have,”</i> <b>Oliver Sacks</b> (July 9, 1933–August 10, 2015) …

Literature

Kierkegaard on Ideals, Happiness, and the False Allure of the Extraordinary

“The Highest is not to <i>comprehend</i> the Highest, but <i>to do it</i>, and note this well, including all the burdens it involves.”<p><i>“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake,”</i> William James wrote in contemplating how to be extraordinary. <i>“We are making use of only a small part of our possible</i> …

Biographies