Do you know about the Unabomber, aka Ted Kaczynski? He was a man that sent bombs in the mail all around the US, killing three people and injuring 23. Now something about him that struck me as extremely strange was his motives were to stop the spread of modern technology. He was an anarchist that […]
So where are all those civilizations at?
When I look up at the night sky, as I ponder on my own existence, a great comfort hits me whenever I think of aliens. I mean can we really be alone in the universe? I find that unlikely in the long run, but what about the Fermi Paradox, the famous contradiction that highlights the […]
Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers
https://theconversation.com/science-fiction-builds-mental-resiliency-in-young-readers-135513 A very nice little article in reading by Ester Jones from The Conversation. But the critical thinking and agile habits of mind prompted by this type of literature may actually produce resilience and creativity that everyday life and reality typically do not.
This AI poet mastered language to write like Shakespeare.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/artificial-intelligence/machine-learning/this-ai-poet-mastered-rhythm-rhyme-and-natural-language-to-write-like-shakespeare THIS IS IT. The penultimate moment of human creation, imagine what the ancients would have thought about this milestone in technology. Think about it, we humans pride ourselves with our endless creativity and capabilities of poetic mastery. What does this mean? Insane to think that a machine can emulate the most prolific poet in […]
Incredible footage of the Earth rising over the Moon. Credit: JAXA / NHK
PBS “The Gilded Age” (2018) – Meet the titans and barons of the late 19th century, whose extravagance contrasted with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The disparities between them sparked debates still raging today, as inequality rises above that of the Gilded Age.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/gilded-age/ Wonder if this will become a topic of contemporary thought during these dark times.
A beautiful aurora beneath the stars seen from space. Credits- NASA johnson/ Riccardo Rossi
https://v.redd.it/4rzpepywnfu41 A seriously beautiful view of the Aurora borealis from space worth sharing.
TIL: Certain ant species commit suicide to protect their territory. As stinging wasn’t effective against some predators, they evolved the ability to self-sacrifice to kill one or more enemies. They wrap themselves around an opponent & explodes, releasing sticky corrosive material killing both.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autothysis Imagine for an second if we humans had the same defense mechanism.
The human language pathway in the brain has been identified by scientists as being at least 25 million years old — 20 million years older than previously thought. The study illuminates the remarkable transformation of the human language pathway
A & P 1 Integumentary System
Consists of Cutaneous membrane Epidermis and Dermis Accessory structures Subcutaneous layer Functions of the skin Protection Excretion – sweat and sebum Temperature maintenance – sweating and shivering Nutrient storage – Vitamin D3 synthesis – from the sun Sensory detection – sensations from the outside world Integumentary System Components. Epidermis – composed of layers of keratinocytes […]