Coping with the knowledge of our own mortality is often tricky - what if we just tried a different angle? #YOLO
Boredom isn't just murderously frustrating, it's a psychological trait with surprisingly far-reaching effects.
Predicting the future is hard. Weirdly enough, you can sometimes do better with *less* information!
Critical thinking is well and good, but it only really helps if you’re willing & able to change your mind!
There's much ado about "consciousness," but what even is it? What's the big deal? How hard could it be? @_@
All work & no play make Jack not only dull, but also less productive, healthy, neurologically developed...
What makes me "me?" How can I still be me, even though I change over time? Is Starfleet taking applications yet?
Is discovery the work of genius, or an inevitable social process? The data suggest neither; maybe it’s chance!
Networking is an essential part of career advancement in business today, but should it be?
Un/satisfying gif albums are scratching a very human itch. Where does it come from, & does it mean anything?
The Antikythera Mechanism: ancient mechanical astrological calendar, & reminder of the fragility of knowledge.
Why are so many smart people interested in finding alien intelligence...and where should we look for them?
The so-called "War on Science" isn't about hostility, it's a simple case of forgetting how science is different.
Motte & Bailey Arguments: because defending your actual position is *way* harder than defending a trivial one.
Skepticism is an essential tool for rational thought, but knowing when & how to use it is hard...I think???
In the constant struggle between memes, the punching of Nazis barely scratches the surface of the conflict.
Quantum physics is weird as hell, but this entanglement experiment using stars is simply beautiful.
Donald Trump's election is another victory for a worldwide trend of populism...what is it & why is it happening?
Even if the mind *is* totally entailed by the physics of the brain, we've got a long way to go to understand it.
Some say that transparency is the ideological future of journalism, but our brains might not be up to the task.
Scientists excel at finding patterns, but statistical significance isn't always quite enough to create policy.
Graham's number is...really really big. But our brains start throwing errors at much smaller quantities.