Some astronauts and cosmonauts have reported a cognitive shift in awareness during spaceflight–often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface. It has come to be known as The Overview Effect.
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Ever wonder what it might be like to fall into a black hole?
We can pick our teachers and we can pick our friends and we can pick the books we read and the music we listen to and the movies we see, et cetera. You are a mash-up of what you let into your life.
Symphony of Science presents “The Quantum World” an Auto-Tune video investigating the nature of atoms and subatomic particles.
In 2007, Ira Glass of This American Life, gave a presentation at the GEL Conference. If you’re looking for insights from a master storyteller, check it out.
Winning a foothold on other worlds whispers in our ears that we’re more than Picts or Serbs or Tongans: We’re humans. ~Carl Sagan, A Pale Blue Dot.
The inimitable Kurt Vonnegut offers a chalkboard lecture: “There’s no reason why the simple shapes of stories can’t be fed into computers.”
There are an estimated 100-300 billion stars in the Milky Way. Of these, in ideal conditions at any given time or place on Earth, only 2,500 are visible to the unaided eye.
Today, we feature a Kinetic Typography video where Stephen Fry discusses anglophones, pedants, and language. Enjoy a delectable dance of diction.