To the victor go the spoils . . . and the privilege of writing their own history, most frequently in glowing terms. But, alas, this has all too often resulted in misconceptions, myths, and outright lies being taught and believed by future generations. History seldom lets truth get in the way of a good story. The official versions of the entries below might have become widely believed because they were more popular, but they don’t represent what actually happened. 10 Pavlov Rang Bells For Dogs Photo credit: Wikimedia Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov’s experiments into classical conditioning are among the most
Source: 10 History Myths Still Taught As Fact – Listverse
UNSW Sydney scientists studying microbes from some of the saltiest lakes in Antarctica have discovered a new way that the microbes can share DNA that could help them grow and survive.
Nikos Economopoulos/Magnum PhotosAherontas River, Epirus, Greece, 1989
What is going on when a book simply makes no sense to you? Perhaps a classic that everyone praises. Or something new you’re being asked to review, something a publisher has warmly recommended.
Heroin and fentanyl vaccines aim to use the body’s own immune system to block addictive chemicals from entering the brain.
Source: Opioid Vaccine Could Make the Brain Immune to Heroin – Seeker
My name is David Tesinsky, I’m an independent photographer of the subcultures, urban cultures, street stories and people’s stories in general AKA reportage/social documentary photography. I was born on April 1990 in Prague.I’m always in search for somehow controversial, unique, special lifestyles and I’m capturing bright moments and also problematics of nowadays.
Source: I’m Documenting Subcultures Worldwide For 10 Years: Iran’s Freedom Activists, Exorcism In Ethiopia, Satan Community And More | Bored Panda
How do you translate to text the sound of someone being scared to death?
Source: EEYGAAH!! And Other Vintage Comic Book Screams of Terror |
A new study gives alarming evidence that more Americans than ever meet the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism.
Source: American Women, Seniors Drinking More Than Ever | HowStuffWorks
Have you ever heard a ringing in your ears and wondered what to do? Up to 50 million people report having tinnitus in the U.S. Yet it is typically a benign condition. What can cause it? And how should you treat it?
Source: When to Worry about Ringing in Your Ears – Scientific American
’Bots in the factory are being taught how to behave
CobotsFor robots to work with people, they must understand people
’Bots in the factory are being taught how to behave
TUTHILL PLASTICS GROUP, an injection-moulding company in Clearwater, Florida, recently welcomed a new team member to its factory floor.
Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t authorize. It’s an incredibly scary …
Source: Scientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements – BGR
The Library of Congress has digitized and uploaded some 11,000 slides of images shot by photographer John Margolies as he traveled more than 100,000 miles over a three-decade period.
A Nostalgic Trip Through Roadside America’s Weirdest Sites
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream.Ever since a United States Geological Survey study a decade ago identified deposits later estimated to have a potential value of as much as $1 trillion, both Afghan and foreign officials have trumpeted the reserves as a likely key to economic independence for Afghanistan.
Source: The victor, the spoils? Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches | Article [AMP] | Reuters
In early December last year, a twenty-eight-year-old man from North Carolina showed up in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in the Chevy Chase area of Washington DC, armed with an assault rifle. Edgar Maddison Welch discharged the weapon three times into the walls and ceiling of the restaurant. The police, naturally, were called; and Mr Welch surrendered and was taken into custody.
1. Victorian Living RoomsFound on Dusty Old Thing. 2. The Other CleopatraSometime between the 1st and 5th centuries there lived another extraordinary Egyptian woman called Cleopatra, who practiced alchemy. Known today as Cleopatra the Alchemist, she wrote Th
Source: 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCXLIX)
Mark Lilla, author of ‘The Once And Future Liberal’ (Photo by Christophe Dellory)
Donald Trump’s victory last November was a shattering event for American liberalism. Surveying the destruction, the liberal Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla wrote that “one of the many lessons of the recent presidential election campaign and its repugnant outcome is that the age of identity liberalism must be brought to an end.” When his essay arguing for that claim appeared in The New York Times, it caused controversy on the left, because it dared to question one of American liberalism’s most dogmatically held beliefs.