Science
May
25
2022

Yuval Noah Harari

Historian and social influencer, his writings examine free will, consciousness, intelligence, happiness and suffering. --wikipedia
May
24
2022

colonization of Mars (good idea?)

Reasons for colonizing Mars include curiosity, the potential for humans to provide more in-depth observational research than uncrewed rovers, economic interest in its resources, and the possibility that the settlement of other planets could decrease the likelihood of human extinction --wikipedia
May
24
2022

Dinosaur Vocalization Study (2022) | Cretaceous Era

Using skull and olfactory cavity proportions, one can attempt to recreate the flow of sound, frequency, and volume of each animal --video
May
22
2022

pineal gland

Request: René Descartes believed the human pineal gland to be the "principal seat of the soul." Academic philosophy among his contemporaries considered the pineal gland as a neuroanatomical structure without special metaphysical qualities; science studied it as one endocrine gland among many.
May
10
2022

time

"the thing that is measured as seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, etc." —britannica.com/dictionary
May
08
2022

T/F: pedophilia (attraction not molestation) is a choice

Pedophilic Disorder is a DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition), diagnosis assigned to adults ( defined as age 16 and up) who have sexual desire for prepubescent children —theravive.com
May
06
2022

Mandelbrot set

Iteration of simple rules produces endless fractals.
May
05
2022

Acute effects of mobile phone radiations on subtle energy levels of teenagers

Mobile phones induce radio frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) which has been found to affect subtle energy levels of adults through Electrophotonic Imaging (EPI) technique —the study
May
03
2022

Photo Owl Time Lapse (YouTube channel)

Watch things decay or be eaten by mealworms as hours/days take less than a second. 59 million views.
May
02
2022

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

34-year old UN panel responsible for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change --wikipedia
Apr
19
2022

Brian Cox (physicist)

former musician who is a professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester... best known to the public as the presenter of science programmes --wikipedia
Apr
17
2022

Riemann hypothesis

one of the Millennium Prize Problems, which offers a million dollars to anyone who solves any of them
Apr
11
2022

Rorschach test

"a projective psychological test that uses a subject's interpretation of 10 standard black or colored inkblot designs to assess personality traits and emotional tendencies" --merriam-webster.com
Apr
10
2022

Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters, by Steven E. Koonin

"despite a dramatic rise in greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures actually decreased from 1940 to 1970. What's more, the models we use to predict the future aren't able to accurately describe the climate of the past, suggesting they are deeply flawed."
Apr
05
2022

psychophysiology

perspective of studying the interface of mind and body --wikipedia
Apr
04
2022

Quaise (geothermal energy company)

"Our gyrotron-powered drilling platform vaporizes boreholes through rock and provides access to deep geothermal heat without complex downhole equipment."
Mar
28
2022

genetic memory (psychology)

a theorized phenomenon in which certain kinds of memories could be inherited, being present at birth in the absence of any associated sensory experience, and that such memories could be incorporated into the genome over long spans of time --wikipedia
Mar
28
2022

fracking causes earthquakes

Calibrated by request, plus a supporting article.
Mar
17
2022

SpaceX Starship

a super heavy-lift launch vehicle developed by SpaceX, with goals of being fully reusable and having low operating costs --wikipedia
Mar
14
2022

Big Five personality traits

Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism