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Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism – ScienceBlog.com

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a given situation more than the potential benefit. MIT neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can … Continue reading

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The Bermuda Triangle: A Breeding Ground for Rogue Waves or a Pit of Human Mistakes? – Live Science

…and then they just disappeared. The Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious stretch of ocean between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the tip of Florida, has allegedly, throughout the years, swallowed a horde of unsuspecting ships, planes and people. Many tales have been … Continue reading

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Lesser Known Things About England – Adventures & Naps

Adventures and Naps Published on 13 Feb 2018 After living in England for the last 2+ years, I’ve noticed a few unique things about this wonderful country! Here’s some lesser-known quirks about England 🙂 I also wanted to mention that … Continue reading

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Different ways of knowing

Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia — meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of “Born on a Blue Day,” Tammet … Continue reading

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Go sightseeing in Japan, right on YouTube · Global Voices

Have you always wanted to visit Japan, but just haven’t had the chance? Perhaps you don’t have the time, or a plane ticket (and everything else about taking a vacation) is just too expensive. Not to worry — YouTube channel … Continue reading

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This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

How deep into the Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep-subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have been on Earth since way before animals. … Continue reading

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We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are … Continue reading

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There Is No Such Thing as Unconscious Thought – Nautilus

The great French mathematician and physicist Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) took a particular interest in the origins of his own astonishing creativity. His achievements were impressive: His work profoundly reshaped mathematics and physics—including laying crucial foundations for Einstein’s theory of relativity … Continue reading

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Climate change/global warming course correction: It’s incumbent on us to get this right

Getting right to the point, if you are of the position – as many people are – that climate change (CC) and/or global warming (GW) are real and humans are to blame, do you agree that is it incumbent on us … Continue reading

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Gravity of language on thoughts | Panos Athanasopoulos | TEDxUniversityofMacedonia

Panos Athanasopoulos’ research programmes seek to understand how people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds communicate and perceive the world around them, focusing on how we see colours and objects, and how we experience motion and time. It is often … Continue reading

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