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The 20 Best Books for Language Lovers » Online College Search. Seeing as how the entirety of organic history exists thanks to communication — even rudimentary chemical exchanges between cells qualify — it makes perfect sense that many find the concept utterly engaging.

The 20 Best Books for Language Lovers » Online College Search

Language pervades everything, building and destroying as time marches ever forward. And while even the most learned scholars can't even begin to fully explain its physiology, origins, structures and pretty much every other component, they've certainly done a pretty lovely job scratching the surface. Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Right Now? WATCH: An Artist Creates A New Form Of Life. TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk.

WATCH: An Artist Creates A New Form Of Life

This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. Watch the talk above, read the blog post and tell us your thoughts below. Become part of the conversation! Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading. Donating = loving Brain Pickings remains ad-free and takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain.

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If you find any joy and value in it, please consider becoming a Member and supporting with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good dinner: (If you don't have a PayPal account, no need to sign up for one – you can just use any credit or debit card.) You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount: 10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies. Expand I just finished Old Man's War and, if you're after some supermen beating up and blowing up aliens, as well as a good laugh every couple paragraphs, I'd say you should probably look no further, but then again, it was also probably my first experience of Military Sci-Fi in written form that wasn't a Halo spinoff, so there are probably experts who'll dovetail this recommendation into a billion other novels that I'd never even heard of.

10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

Edit: Incidentally, before anyone recommends it, I followed up Old Man's War with The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Affliction (PSI) eBook: Andrew Irvine. 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person. 2016, motherfuckers.

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

Yeah! LET'S DO THIS. "Do what? " you ask. How Time Crystals Could Rewrite The Rules Of Physics. If you overheard someone talking about time crystals in a bar, you’d think they were mad, or drunk.

How Time Crystals Could Rewrite The Rules Of Physics

Or both. These things, theoretically, oscillate for eternity without any energy input whatsoever — and if that sounds like a perpetual motion machine, it’s because it is. Impossible, right? 10 Websites To Make You Think. Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television.

10 Websites To Make You Think

Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format. The 10 Best Sci-Fi Books That Should Be Box Office Blockbusters. It seems as if Hollywood is entirely bereft of fresh material.

The 10 Best Sci-Fi Books That Should Be Box Office Blockbusters

Next year, three different live-action Snow White films will be released in the States. We come from the future. - StumbleUpon. The Untold Genius of Einstein. “What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether?

The Untold Genius of Einstein

To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? - StumbleUpon. Rhythm and Meter in English Poetry. Rhythm and Meter in English Poetry English poetry employs five basic rhythms of varying stressed (/) and unstressed (x) syllables.

Rhythm and Meter in English Poetry

The Arrow of Time. We are all aware of an intuitive "flow" of time from past to future. Not only do we feel this flow of time, but we also see it manifested in the behaviour of objects which change over time. Many objects seem to behave differently in the forward time direction when compared to the backward time direction. An Online Graphic Novel by Daniel Lieske. Production Team. Hyperbole and a Half. At around midnight last night, it started snowing. A lot. I got absurdly excited about it. 6 Glitches That Accidentally Invented Modern Gaming.

Half of the art you enjoy every day is probably due to some happy accident. For instance, most of the tension in Jaws can be credited to the fact that the fake shark they were using was a mechanical nightmare and too ridiculous to show on screen. You wouldn't think video games would be subject to this, however -- a mistake in the code of a game would most likely just melt your Xbox (again) rather than invent some fun new game mechanic. Yet, some of the most iconic features of games can be credited to serendipity: A Bad Mouse Click Leads to Lara Croft's Rack.