Archive for July, 2012

Our Brains See Men as Whole and Women as Parts

Evolution might underlie the different processing of female vs. male bodies. Both genders do it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Best pictures of week

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The end of ‘faster, higher, stronger?’

Αs the cream of the world’s athletes converge on London for the Olympics, sports scientists say humans may be reaching the limits of their ability to set world records. But that takes nothing away from the drama of athletic competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Reasons Why Hosting the Olympics Is a Loser’s Game

(1) The bidding process is hijacked by private interests; (2) It creates massive over-building; (3) There’s little evidence that it meaningfully increases tourism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Our solar system in one very long infographic.

This infographic by the BBC illustrates the distance between us and the farthest reaches of the solar system with conveniently fathomable benchmarks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beautiful images

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Some Outrageous Facts about Inequality

Studying inequality in America reveals some facts that are truly hard to believe. Amidst all the absurdity a few stand out. Read the rest of this entry »

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