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Symphony Of Science: The Big Beginning

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

There’s a new Symphony of Science video out, this one being about the big bang.  You’ll probably want to check it out.

Polluting The Waters

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

If you travel around the country, you’ll be finding signs like this posted near lakes and rivers all over. I’ve been studying Chemistry all night and I came across this in the textbook. Methylmercury in Fish In the last decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has grown increasingly concerned about mercury levels in fish.  […]

What Neuroscience Is Saying About Free Will

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Recently I’ve been posting clips here on my site to accompany my posts, some of them being from Baroness Susan Greenfield, an eminent neuroscientist.   I searched to find out what sorts of books and other materials she’s made and found out that she was involved in a six part television series called Brain Stories.   It’s […]

Who Are Your Heroes?

Friday, January 21st, 2011

What is a hero? “A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.” – Plato “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell “I […]

Visual Perception, The Mind’s Eye, And Change Blindness

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

The other day I mentioned that I’ve been studying visual cognition, and in particular I’ve been reading Vision Science: Photons To Phenomenology, by Stephen Palmer.  I found two amazing videos on YouTube which discuss the kinds of topics visual cognition gets into.   If you don’t know what vision science is, these videos will help you […]

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