In case you missed them - 10 of the best psychology links from the past week:
1. What an inspiration - Neuropsychologist Brenda Milner, aged 94 and still making new research discoveries about the human brain.
2. More than 40,000 people are likely to die by suicide in the US this year, a grim new milestone. A Newsweek article details this "Suicide Epidemic" and asks - "Why are we killing ourselves and how can we stop it?"
3. The Scitable blog network from Nature has re-launched with a […]
Another little taster for a post coming up in a couple of weeks. Not enough of you have begged me to stop yet. A tendril of cannabis smoke drifted lazily across the ceiling lights as the tanned, powerful hand that … Continue reading →
From wondering about how ants move to gazing at the vast distant sky above us, human are forever seeking meaning in things. Our drive to learn has shaped humanity from its very inception, and it will always be a part of us.
Being curious and inquisitive are the very traits that make us human. As soon as a child is born, he/she explores the world and starts to wonder about its grandeur. This urge to learn is what underpins our whole human experience.
But, why are humans so naturally curious?
SUMMARY: Join the Poo Crew as they guide you through time in this craptastic and pissarific children's book that tells you about the many amazing uses for poo and wee! After relocating to Germany, I was initially intrigued, then amused, by The Shelf that is built into many German toilets. This shelf is designed so Germans can carefully inspect their fæces before flushing. What are they looking for? I wondered. Let's face it, most people -- children and quite a... Read more
We sailed from Bahia. A few days afterwards, when not far distant from the Abrolhos Islets, my; attention was called to a reddish-brown appearance in the sea. The whole surface of the water, as it appeared under a weak lens, seemed as if covered by chopped bits of hay, with their ends jagged. These are minute cylindrical confervae, in bundles or rafts of from twenty to sixty in each. Mr. Berkeley informs me that they are the same species (Trichodesmium... Read more