Today, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is considered a sci-fi classic, but back in 1982 the executives who funded it, Tandem Productions' Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin, and Robin French considered it "deadly dull" and "gets worse every screening." Via...
Now, we scientists … take it for granted that it is perfectly consistent to be unsure — that it is possible to live and not know. But I don’t know whether everyone realizes that this is true. Our freedom to doubt was born of a struggle against authority in the early days of science. It was a very deep and strong struggle. Permit us to question — to doubt, that’s all — not to be sure. And I think it is important that we do not forget the importance of this struggle and thus perhaps lose what we have gained. Here lies a responsibility to society.
As we searched for some of most memorable moments and discoveries in the history of education, we found there are lots of things that haven’t changed in hundreds of years! The groundwork for clunky, physical textbooks was set by the Ancient Greeks, and in the Middle Ages, the lecture format of teaching emerged."
In order to create a workable model of a human mental disorder like depression, anxiety or schizophrenia, rats are often genetically manipulated or have their nerve system surgically altered. Sometimes they are forced to swim for long periods of time. Now, researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo have created a new method: Let a robotic rat terrorize the rats into depression.
Entire Moby Dick novel read by top artists of 21st century. Undertaking such a leviathan of a project – sourcing, recording and editing 136 readings alongside an international body of artwork to accompany each chapter – has been made possible by the extraordinary commitment of a dedicated team of people, who for nearly two years have been united by a vision to create a new way of retelling the story of Moby-Dick for a 21st Century audience.
Suppose you are an intellectual impostor with nothing to say, but with strong ambitions to succeed in academic life, collect a coterie of reverent disciples and have students around the world anoint your pages with respectful yellow highlighter. What kind of literary style would you cultivate? Not a lucid one, surely, for clarity would expose your lack of content.
I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 percent of the books I once did...
This is the story about one of the greatest art thieves in the modern history. There was a documentary once on Croatian television, investigating the curious life of Ante Topić Mimara, but it seems it never reached the Internet.
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