What are those floaty things in your eye?

Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving…

You Are A Gold Mine!

When you hear the word “pretentious”, the mind usually pictures people who are haughty and condescending, who think of themselves as being above everyone else. However, the word “pretense” has…

Finding Balance Between The Digital and Natural Worlds

Lately, I’ve caught myself feeling an urgency to keep up with the myriad of new technologies, social networks, programming languages and website innovations that continually flood the digital market-o-sphere. I’ve…

Maker Movement Encourages Next Level Genius

DIY, that means do it yourself. I don’t sit around waitin’ for someone’s help. I don’t sit back and say “Good enough.” I keep on striving, reinventing, keepin’ it off…

The map as history: Animated maps

The entire history of the World from the rise of civilisation to the present day History of the Romans: Every Year Colonization of Africa – summary from mid-15th century to…

The Weird Science of Tycho Brahe

Comedian Dan Telfer covers the gamut of Brahe’s eccentricities: an enslaved psychic jester named Jepp, a pet elk that got drunk and died falling down a set of stairs, and…

Death Metal from Space

Let’s hope the words, “commence the orbital bombardment” don’t enter our vernacular in the near future. Imagine a bundle of metal telephone poles dropped from Earth’s orbit onto a target….

Creative Geniuses Know Mental Illness Best

American neuroscientist and neuropsychiatrist Nancy Andreasen wrote a piece “Secrets of the Creative Brain.” It’s a Andreasen recollects her years of research on the connections between mental illness and creativity….