This video video provided (primarily) from JPL is a delight to watch. While in silence one can almost envision studying the ‘hexagonal’ pattern from the Cassini, itself. Our opinions of how (and how) phenomena occur will obscure our natural tendencies to ‘wonder and question’ for the sake of self-learning– Take care–
Astronomy Cast Ep. 316: Observational vs Experimental Science
Sometimes you can do science by watching patiently, and sometimes you’ve just got to get your hands dirty with an experiment or two. These two methods have their advantages and disadvantages for revealing Nature’s secrets. Let’s talk about how and why scientists choose which path to go down.
via Astrosphere Vids.
I’m planning to write a blog post about comedy in the near future. For now, you can enjoy this interesting TED talk by Peter McGraw, one of the researchers that developed the Benign Violation Theory. You can read more about it here.
Leonard Mlodinow: Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Point of Inquiry, the flagship podcast of the Center for Inquiry, relaunches with a special episode recorded before a live audience at the 2013 CFI Summit in Tacoma, Washington, with new co-host Josh Zepps of HuffPost Live.
Our unconscious minds offer us something of a paradox. On the one hand, we’d be lost without it, as it processes information without us ever being aware of it — it’s how we deal
This is the fifth post in the Wonderful Things series. This creature is not an insect, nor something you need to worry about exploding from your chest. It’s a crustacean called a skeleton...
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