Human touch is important. Massages help us relax, hugs comfort us, and it feels like almost every pop song is called “Touch My Body” or something. New research shows just how important touch can be. When you’re in pain, holding hands with your romantic partner makes the discomfort less intense.
For the first time, scientists have empirically verified electricity’s role in the ballooning abilities of spiders.
— Read on motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ev8gn4/spiders-can-fly-with-electric-power
11 Tell-Tale Signs You Are Experiencing Enlightenment In Day-To-Day Life – Matthew Ferry
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You know the feeling. You’ve got an email you need to write, a paper you need to turn in, a form you need to fill out, or an enormous pile of laundry that needs washing. But all you want to do is kick back on the couch, watch Netflix, and think about all the important work you’re not doing. It’s too bad feeling guilty about not working doesn’t do much to actually get your work done. Except, it turns out that some experts think putting off your work isn’t such a bad thing. Here’s how not working can work for you.
It’s just common sense: the most orderly minds are the most brilliant ones. How else could a scientist memorize a complete taxonomy of the various types of quarks or weasels or planetary bodies? Their brains must be highly organized machines, with every piece of data carefully filed away and every method perfected exactly. Right? Wrong.
New research into the composition of supernova remnants suggests phosphorus might be isolated in parts of the galaxy—and phosphorus is a requirement for life as we know it.
— Read on www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a19685943/alien-life-phosphorus/
Could that psychedelic-induced dreamlike state help scientists figure out how to better treat mental illness?
— Read on tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/7xdgxd/shrooms-could-help-scientists-better-understand-consciousness