3. Evolution “doesn’t care about our… happiness.” It wants us anxiously striving, thus life brings suffering (=Buddhism’s dukkha = “unsatisfactoriness”). So feeling happy requires “rebellion” against evolution’s values.
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
Ants have an incredible capacity to work together for the good of the clan, but a freshly discovered species shows just how far they are willing to go. Colobopsis explodens has been observed in the rainforests of southeast Asia making the ultimate sacrifice.
— Read on newatlas.com/exploding-ant-protect-colony/54320/
AI is discovering new alloys faster than humans ever could
— Read on amp.fastcompany.com/40562533/ai-is-discovering-new-alloys-faster-than-humans-ever-could
A possible solution to the world’s plastic pollution problem was created by accident.
— Read on www.cnet.com/news/scientists-create-mutant-enzymes-that-eat-plastic-bottles/
With the James Webb Space Telescope promising to capture pictures of universe with a degree of detail never before seen, we take a look back at some of the most breathtaking intergalactic images humanity has snapped.
— Read on newatlas.com/gallery-best-photos-galaxies-universe/54155/
The universe is full of things that are either too big or too small to see with the naked eye. It takes powerful imaging technology — huge telescopes or electron microscopes — to convert these objects into size we can actually comprehend. That’s why this image taken by David Nadlinger from the University of Oxford is so impressive. He took a picture of an atom using an ordinary camera, and the result is mindblowing.
A recently discovered type of brain cells called mirror neurons have been found to fire when a person observes a behavior in a similar way to when the brain is experiencing the action itself. Mirror neurons explain, for example, the sensation of cringing when watching a video of another person getting hurt. Human neuroimaging studies have shown a similar brain pattern when we feel pain and when we observe someone else experiencing that same pain. This is an important reaction for demonstrating empathy, but