Science Archive

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Believing is Seeing

When we look into the clouds, sometimes what we find is exactly what we were looking for in the first place.

Short Science: How to Find an Exoplanet

Ever wonder how scientists find exoplanets? MinutePhysics has your back with this short introductory video.

3 for Thursday: 3 Infinite Monkey Cage Podcasts on the Puzzle of the Human Mind

This week's "three" explores episodes of The Infinite Monkey Cage take us into the puzzle that is the human mind, including the illusion of perception, belief in the supernatural and magic, and the persistence of human irrationality.

Reviews in the Wild: Animal Madness by Laurel Braitman

In "Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves," Laurel Braitman shows that human beings are not the only animals who struggle with mental health.

Why Art and Science are Important Partners: A Review of The Where, the Why, and the How

Both science and art explore the reality of life, and in The Where, the Why, and The How they are an energetic team that connects with the reader with every turn of the page.

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Bonobo Intelligence

Bonobos and humans share about 99% of their genetic material. So perhaps it should surprise us that they are so smart.

Quoted: Jonathan Swift on the Futility of Irrationality

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into." ~ Jonathan Swift

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.
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