Augusten Burroughs, Take Two
Augusten Burroughs, author of the bestselling memoirs "Running with Scissors" and "A Wolf at the Table," as well as the new holiday-themed "You Better Not Cry," returned to Big Think this week for a second candid conversation.
In his previous appearance, Burroughs reflected on the art of memoir, weighed in on the Oprah Effect on American literature, and recounted the battle with severe alcoholism that began when he was age thirteen:
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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