Is there an ideal atmosphere for creativity and innovation? Research suggests that dim light, a little messiness, and a shot of liquid courage are all boons to the artistic spirit.
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Science writer Benedict Carey explains in his new book that the brain is a forager, not a school learner. Carey advocates for teaching students more about how and why they learn.
How the location of the famous Ebbets Field facade appears today in Brooklyn, NY. (h/t @DugoutLegends)
Social media swashbucklers have been hurling loads of "aarghs" and "mateys" today in celebration of the silliest made-up holiday of them all, International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The only problem: that sort of pirate talk is nothing more than the stuff of 20th century pop culture.
"In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show."
As the importance of interpersonal interaction grew, so did variations in our ancestors' facial appearance. This why the face and it features are the most diverse parts of the human body.
With limited land space and widespread public distrust in nuclear power, the Japanese have taken to the seas to cull energy by installing sprawling solar power plants that float right on the water.
There are some industries in which a company that embraces quirkiness can thrive and succeed on the strength of its authenticity.
Kant’s proposal may seem implausible, but it’s good advice: give up the search.
The above photo, taken by Greg Varinot, is part of a larger album you can peruse here. For all things ocean-related check out our collection of interviews with renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Below, Earle explains that environmental threats to the oceans have lasting consequences ...
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou, from Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993)