A high-res panorama from Mars. It’s amazing to think that we can look out upon the surface of another planet.
This is crazy stuff. Just watch. Eight years old!
Sky Brown from Miyazaki, Japan is the new, pint-sized skate prodigy.
One of the greatest thinkers in physics says the human brain—and the universe itself—must function according to some theory we haven’t yet discovered.
I believe I was a teenager when I read The Emperor’s New Mind. What physicists have encountered is a universe that defies being neatly defined, and may require a fundamental re-think to understand.
The reason I ask is that everyone I know who has changed genders spent a decade of their lives in hell, yet physically became genderless from the transition.
I have been wondering about this for years. Many people would obviously say “no”, especially the above-mentioned friends, but let’s throw a logical argument out there: All the friends I’ve had who changed gender were hetrosexual men who were still attracted to women after the transition, therefore making them gay. As we know that homosexuality is likely the result of a person’s DNA, and their feelings about their gender weren’t connected with this aspect of their sexuality (as far as I am aware) then transitioning doesn’t seem logical.
I have more questions, but it is something I admittedly don’t understand. Now with the American College of Pediatricians ruling that transgenderism of children is child abuse it makes me wonder if my instincts aren’t right.
I’m surprised that this isn’t considered obvious, given how well known addiction as a result of childhood abuse is common. What is interesting is the possible successful treatment with psychedelic drugs.
What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn’t the drugs themselves.
Dr. Gabor Maté believes — based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a poor area that has one of the worst drug problems in North America — that the root of addictive behaviors can be traced all the way back to childhood.
“Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience,” Maté wrote in his 2010 bestseller, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. “A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden — but it’s there.”
A fascinating picture of Japan before major earthquakes and wars.
Back in 1908, a German photographer Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) spent six months in Japan, documenting the everyday life of Japanese during the Meiji period.
In the modern world of distractions, we tend to forget the very basics, including importance of physical movement for brain development. Here are exercises to help that.
“Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts that we eventually acquire even abstract ideas.”