From Shilo, there is nothing to fear except fear itself … unless you lack the ability to fear! Read the amazing story of a woman who does not have the capacity to experience fear, and what that might mean for the future of medicine.
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I'll admit right away that I am not nor ever was a math person, and I know I'm certainly not alone. But a recent NPR story that features both the "mathemusician" Vi Hart and a powerful essay by Paul Lockhart (whose music analogy really rang out for me) takes a fresh look at how math is taught in schools, and may even inspire you to give it another chance!
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Play virtual jenga and avoid the mess of picking up and stacking the blocks again! (or relish destroying the tower or the challenge of attempting to build it back)
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When a little means a lot: artist Ran Hwang makes inspiring installations from such simple things as buttons and pins.
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I was listening to the How Things Work podcast on epigenetics, and they directed listeners to this fantastic multi-part video from the BBC called "The Ghost in Your Genes." Basically, it's about acquired traits and how things your grandparents ate or trials they went through can affect you. Brilliant stuff.
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The Globe Genie is my new favorite thing - if you aren't able to take a vacation but need to be transported to another place to explore, the Globe Genie will take you there! Select the continents you want to explore and click "teleport" (Just now I went from a lovely marsh in Sweden to a perfectly brilliant rock formation overlooking the ocean in Antarctica).
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Speaking of Antarctica, who owns it? And why do countries desire such large stakes of this frozen land?
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In my travels this past week I caught some kind of dread bug and am trying to heal up - something that always helps are natural herbs and spices, which have some surprising healing benefits!
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