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Red makes us more attractive, blue more alert, while pink can sap a man’s strength. Once dismissed as hippyish, the science of color is finally being taken seriously. More at The Telegraph.

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(via io9)


Events within a given paradigm are bound by causality in such a way that any state of an object or event is determined by prior states. Every type of event, including human cognition (behavior, decision, and action) is causally determined by previous events.

Points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to differences in perception and consideration. Principles and ethics are regarded as applicable in only limited context.

Submission to authority and opposed to individualism and democracy. An authoritarian government is one in which political power is concentrated in a leader who possesses exclusive, unaccountable, and arbitrary power.

Via Brain Pickings. Pulled from the book entitled Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes by Genis Carreras.

Back in the day I took some drum lessons from a gentleman named Fred Petry. He’d probably be in his eighties today. Along with being a studio drummer, percussionist, and teacher, he’d also done lots of sound effects for WB back in the day. One afternoon after a lesson, he took me out to the garage and showed me his huge trap case of acoustic noisemakers. Things that clicked, things that clacked, things that clanged. A real timesuck. (Pun not intended at first.)

Business Insider has thought of ten unsolved problems that have stumped engineers for decades. Find a solution for any of these and you’ll be in the money. The list includes wireless power, weather prediction, and perhaps the most obvious: rural, remote internet.

According to votes at the Writers Guild of America, West:

1. The Sopranos
2. Seinfeld
3. The Twilight Zone
4. All in the Family
5. M*A*S*H

Take a moment to mentally note your own votes, then check out the full list here.

(via Vintage Los Angeles)