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In order to sharpen our reasoning skills, we must have a good grasp of our own cognitive biases, as well as the basic laws of the universe. But in a dynamic world, new laws are constantly emerging. The editors over at Edge.org asked some of the most influential thinkers in the world — including neuroscientists, physicists and mathematicians — what they believe are the most important scientific concepts of the modern era. The result is "This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts To Improve Your Thinking," a compilation of nearly 200 essays exploring concepts such as the "shifting baseline syndrome" and a scientific view of "randomness." 35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World, by Aimee Groth
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We hate to open too negatively here, but let's just say that this seems like one of those ideas that's just too good to be true. But heck, much stranger things have happened in the world of consumer electronics, and certainly the maker and crowdfunding communities have gone a ways toward helping us rethink our devices. What about a smartphone that could score a 10 every time iFixit teared it down? Phonebloks: a utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Lego
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See What Happens When a Squid Listens to Cypress Hill Ever wonder what a squid listening to Cypress Hill’s Insane in the Brain looks like? Fascinated by the fast color-changing nature of the squid’s skin and their ability to quickly control pigmented cells called chromatophores, the folks at Backyard Brains wondered what exactly would happen if they played music to a squid. In order to satisfy their curiosity they attached a suction electrode to the squid’s fin nerve and then connected the electrode to an iPod nano as their stimulator. The results are incredible.
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New Model of the Universe Says Past Crystallizes out of the Future What’s the difference between the past and the future? Not a great deal, if you take a purely relativistic view of the universe, say George Ellis from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Tony Rothman from Princeton University in New Jersey. The standard spacetime diagrams used in relativity accord no special status to the past, the present or the future. That’s because they assume that everything evolves from time-reversible local physics.
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