Sunday, October 01, 2017

Travel Behind New Words

Giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupials used to roam Australia

Air travel is cheaper, safer, and faster than ever. So why does everyone still hate flying?

“The era of world literature is at hand,” proclaimed Goethe in 1827. His colleagues disagreed, and gave him a turban for his birthday. Thankfully, the debate has evolved...  Go ethe 

We have a new word for that feeling when travel makes everything new Aeon

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science Guardian

Nerve implant ‘restores consciousness’ to man in vegetative state Guardian

Humans are Wired for Negativity aeon  Most people have mainly anxious dreams? Or maybe most people aren’t good at remembering their good dreams.

Montaigne was a politician, soldier, bureaucrat, and courtier before he became a philosopher. His work stands as a reminder of the permanent necessity of  judgment  

Essays & Opinions

Why has the concept of truth become so problematic? It's a consequence of the opening of a distinction between truth-as-meaning and truth-as-fact...Post truths  

Why Aren't Mothers Worth Anything to Venture Capitalists?

Albino orang-utan

In the beginning was the pissing boy. Since then, painters and sculptors have depicted the act of urination. "A cold river of piss runs through art  history  

Italian artist Carol Rama saw the psychiatric ward as a place of vibrancy and liberty. “Madness is close to everybody,” she said... crazy world