Category: Outside

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Scientists and philosophers like to think that they’re very sober, rational people who are above the need to advertise. And yet, if you look closely you’ll see that they often go to great lengths...

The ransomware outbreak that’s sweeping the internet, explained

The ransomware outbreak that’s sweeping the internet, explained

According to experts, the software has spread by exploiting a vulnerability that was first revealed to the public in April. A hacking group called the Shadow Brokers posted a cache of hacking tools online that it hinted...

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

There’s not really any normal way to start a relationship. Some people go on a date, and then another date, and then another, and one day it’s just clear to both of them that...

Sports and war: With concussions, there’s little difference between football, fighting

Sports and war: With concussions, there’s little difference between football, fighting

Traumatic Brain Injury involves some sort of impact, as is the case in sports when bodies collide or heads sustain a forceful blow. But more insidiously, TBI can be sustained by shockwaves from explosions which...

There’s a Park in Japan Where More Than 4.5 Million Blue Flowers Bloom

There’s a Park in Japan Where More Than 4.5 Million Blue Flowers Bloom

If you missed cherry blossom season in Japan, you can still catch another stunning floral display right now at Hitachi Seaside Park. Located just under a two-hour drive northeast of Tokyo, the hills of this coastal park...

Apple, Google, and California are rebuffing Trump and trying to stay in the Paris climate deal

Apple, Google, and California are rebuffing Trump and trying to stay in the Paris climate deal

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump made what is surely to be one of the most fatefuldecisions of his presidency: The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. For hundreds of businesses, states,...