Don’t re-tweet if you wish to remember… Just draw. [OR: How the world is now lifeless]
In a digital world where information is at your fingertips, be prepared to hold on tight before it slips right through them. Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen. And this applies not only to […]
Imagining. Performing. Dreaming of being God. Being one.
Imagine standing on a basketball court, throwing the basketball and watching it arc into the net, followed by a soft swoosh sound. Chances are you’ll make that shot without a problem if you’ve been practicing on the court regularly (along with imagining yourself doing it), according to research by Phillip Post, associate professor in the […]
Living in other places, other times… Old faces long gone…
How would you look if you lived in another decade? A student’s experiment shows us (source)… We are all so different. And yet so amazingly similar. Living in the same world. Different places. Different time. And yet, it feels as if we are all living together… Now. Moments frozen in time. Whole. I am here. […]
Ecology and Politics. Fossil fuel. Unused fossil fuel. Dark universe.
Policy makers have generally agreed that the average global temperature rise caused by greenhouse gas emissions should not exceed 2 °C above the average global temperature of pre-industrial times. It has been estimated that to have at least a 50 per cent chance of keeping warming below 2 °C throughout the twenty-first century, the cumulative […]
Time moving forward. Time moving backwards…
Most of our lives revolve around time, from the instant our alarm clocks go off to attending afternoon appointments to the moment we call bedtime. Tick tock. But what exactly is time, and why is it always marching forward? A new paper suggests that the arrow of time – a term given to the forward […]
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