Yasmin Mogahed writes that the ego is the part of us that loves power and Facebook is a powerful vehicle for this. “It provides a platform by which every word, picture, or thought I have can be seen, praised, ‘liked’. As a result…I begin even to live my life with this visibility in mind… More importantly, it creates a false sense of self-importance, where every insignificant move I make is of international importance. Soon I become the focus, the one on display. The result becomes an even stronger me-focused world, where I am at the center.”
In General Relativity, white holes are just as mathematically plausible as black holes. Black holes are real; what about white holes?
Slimy biofilms made up of bacterial and eukaryotic life forms have taken over an abandoned, flooded uranium mine in Germany.
Air currents in our atmosphere limit the resolving power of giant telescopes, but computers and artificial stars can sharpen the blur.
Could the prevalence of flood myths around the world tell us something about early human migration or even the way our brains work?