Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2013 December 10 2013 December 10 - Seyferts Sextet
Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways. Cognitive biases can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies as to whether some of these biases count as truly irrational or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. This kind of confirmation bias has been argued to be an example of social skill: a way to establish a connection with the other person. The research on these biases overwhelmingly involves human subjects.
The Days (And Years) Of Our Lives Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice that you are different ages on the different planets. This brings up the question of how we define the time intervals we measure. What is a day? What is a year? The earth is in motion.
Eyes on the Solar System: Intro
For the last year, my colleagues and I at Institute for the Future have been researching the future of science to identify big areas of science we think will have a transformative impact over the next decade. We read a lot of papers, conducted interviews, hosted an Open Science unconference, held an expert workshop with researchers from UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, UC Davis, SETI, and private industry, and spent many weeks synthesizing what we learned. The result is this map, titled "A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021." The Future of Science 2021: A Multiverse of Exploration
Feb 23, 2012
Уд (Словарь Дома Сварога. Славянская и Русская языческая мифология) ОДНО из самых древних и потаенных славянских божеств, дух-покровитель любовной связи, любострастия. В "Слове об идолах" (начало XII в.) сказано, что славяне-язычники "чтут срамные уды и в образ сотворены, и кланяются им, и требы им кладут". Конрад: именно "в образ сотворены", то есть "в виде".