The Parodox of Xenophobia and Irrational Numbers
Xenos Parodox is a famous enigma that says if a runner in a race kept going halfway to the finish line, he would never cross it. But if you divide any number over and over, wouldn't you eventually arrive at irrational numbers like pi or .33333...? Meaning Xeno's Parodox is just an unworkable exercize, because you would eventually come across numbers you couldn't divide by two and get a finite result. So a runner in the experiment would have to go a little more or a little less than halfway to the finnish line. So it isn't a parodox, but an unworkable experiment.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
It turns out the human scalp has an olfactory receptor that seems to play a crucial role in regulating hair follicle growth and death.
- Scientists treated scalp tissue with a chemical that mimics the odor of sandalwood.
- This chemical bound to an olfactory receptor in the scalp and stimulated hair growth.
- The treatment could soon be available to the public.
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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