“Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

1)  What I learned from watching TV:  Heard this female therapist in the BBC series Sherlock say that when remembering something, it’s not just the mind that remembers, but the body as well. 2)  I was thinking about the term “straw man” while walking yesterday.  See definition below: straw man ˌstrô ˈman/ noun: straw man … Continue reading “Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

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Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

Below this message is a review ofm a book, from the journal Nature, about the still-unresolved double-slit experiment. By ‘unresolved’ I mean having a satisfying sense of why this happens the way it does. Although we can describe the effects of the experiments, as described in the review, as showing that quantum particles also have wave … Continue reading Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

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“The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

December 7, 2016 (NewYorker.com) The book “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds,” by Michael Lewis, tells the story of the psychologists Amos Tversky, left, and Daniel Kahneman, right. Photograph Courtesy Barbara Tversky In 2003, we reviewed “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis’s book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s. The book, we noted, had become … Continue reading “The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

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“Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

Two black holes swirling around one another. LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet).   June 8, 2017 Something happened 3 billion years1 ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an intense explosion and forming a solitary object 49 times as massive as our sun. The explosion formed … Continue reading “Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

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Georgia O’Keeffe on Success, Public Opinion, and What It Means to Be an Artist, in a Letter to Sherwood Anderson

By Maria Popova (brainpickings.org) Georgia O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887–March 6, 1986), celebrated as America’s first great female artist, was a woman of strong opinions on art, life, and setting priorities and an uncommon gift for committing to words what she committed to canvas. But some of her most revelatory insights on art and the creative experience were shared in … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe on Success, Public Opinion, and What It Means to Be an Artist, in a Letter to Sherwood Anderson

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Rethinking what sets humans apart starts with asking if we’re special at all

By Adam Rutherford March 18, 2019 (popsci.com) What separates humans from other animals?  Deposit Photos You are an animal, but a very special one. Mostly bald, you’re an ape, descended from apes; your features and actions are carved or winnowed by natural selection. But what a special simian you are. Shakespeare crystalized this thought a good … Continue reading Rethinking what sets humans apart starts with asking if we’re special at all

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In Addition to Testosterone, Another Hormone Is Vital for Early Male Development

A hormone called androsterone, produced in the placenta and other organs, plays a role in fetal development in the womb While testosterone plays a significant role in fetal development, it is not the only hormone that influences masculinization. (noBorders – Brayden Howie) By Paul Fowler, The Conversation SMITHSONIAN.COM FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Often the first question parents are asked … Continue reading In Addition to Testosterone, Another Hormone Is Vital for Early Male Development

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