Everyone knows that to do great work you need both natural ability and determination. But there’s a third ingredient that’s not as well understood: an obsessive interest in a particular topic.
Source: The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius
The humans use Arecibo to look for extraterrestrial intelligence. Their desire to make a connection is so strong that they’ve created…
Source: The Great Silence
“The brain does not simply represent the world in a disembodied way as an intellectual construct… Our mind is body-bound. We think, feel, and act with our body in the world. All experie…
Source: Altered States of Consciousness: The Neuropsychology of How Time Perception Modulates Our Experience of Self, from Depression to Boredom to Creative Flow
A bird lover since he was a child, David Lindo aka the Urban Birder is on a mission to get everyone, particularly city-dwellers, better engaged with nature.
Source: Birdwatching? You can start in the city, says the Urban Birder
Without yeast, bread wouldn’t rise and beer wouldn’t foam. As Nicholas Money’s new book, The Rise of Yeast, points out, it leaves its mark on other foods, too, including coffee, and even chocolate.
Source: The Rise Of Yeast: How Civilization Was Shaped By Sugar Fungi
New research shows that the first work dogs were designed in two sizes for two different jobs.
Source: Dogs have been working alongside humans for much longer than we thought
This infographic shows the many technological advances made throughout the history of solar energy – going all the way back to the Neolithic Era in China.
Source: The History of Solar Energy, Going Back to 4,000 B.C.
In our previous two posts, we looked at some of America’s pioneering women of midcentury automotive design. This week, we travel to Europe to explore the story behind an unlikely figure whose early exploits helped shape the automobile for centuries to come. Portrait of Bertha Benz as a young
Source: Bertha Benz, the Fugitive Road-Tripper Who Helped Launch the Modern Automobile – Core77
On a recent trip to Antarctica, photographer Julieanne Kost (previously) spent several days weaving in-between icebergs around Black Head, Cuverville Island, and Pleneau Bay, spending her time aboard a zodiac boat in order to experience the beauty of the continent’s blue ice at eye level. H
Source: Photographs of Antarctica’s Blue Ice at Eye Level by Julieanne Kost