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NASA's Kepler Space Observatory: "Finds 20 New Planets Orbiting Dim, Red Dwarf Milky-Way Stars --Highest Potential for Advanced Life"

NASA’s Kepler observatory has spotted 20 planets that orbit cool, small stars — the largest such haul so far. These long-lived stars, known as K and M dwarfs, are ubiquitous in the Milky Way and could turn out to host...

From the Archives: Halloween

It’s 9 days to Halloween and 17 days to election day. Here at SocImages, I’ve decided to continue to focus on election analysis and current events until Election Day. In the meantime, for your holiday pleasure, please enjoy our collection of Halloween posts from years past or visit our Halloween-themed Pinterest page. And feel free to follow me […]

Two Nat Turner Tours

I haven’t had much to say concerning the new movie about Nat Turner called Birth of a Nation. To be completely honest, I almost fell asleep when I saw it…

Another failed replication of power pose

Someone sent me this recent article, “Embodying Power: A Preregistered Replication and Extension of the Power Pose Effect,” by Katie Garrison, David Tang, and Brandon Schmeichel. Unsurprisingly (given that the experiment was preregistered), the authors found no evidence for any effect of power pose. Show More Summary

The Lost Virtue of Cursive

On a recent Tuesday night, I attended the parents’ open house at my daughters’ school, a Taft-era brick building in New Haven, Connecticut, which serves four hundred and fifty children, in grades kindergarten through eighth. I have three daughters there, so I had to make the rounds to each of their homerooms. Show More Summary

This is what can we learn about ISIS from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army

  We hear a lot about foreign fighters inspired by propaganda and willing to give up their homes to fight for the Islamic State. Less discussed are the Islamic State’s plans for the unwilling, captured in conquest. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, would much prefer enthusiastic members to coerced subjects, but is it […]

In the motions of distant solar system objects, astronomers find hints of Planet Nine

The case for Planet Nine is growing. Two new findings presented at a planetary science meeting in Pasadena have uncovered hints for the existence of this distant, mysterious world in the motions of known solar system objects. The results could help astronomers home in on their otherworldly target,...

Mars Lander Impact Site Seen from Orbit

So, half of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission went well the other day. The Trace Gas Orbiter is now circling the planet, and appears to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, the Schiaparelli lander didn’t do so well. Instead...Show More Summary

Psychology Around the Net: October 22, 2016

Once again, my friends, I come to you from behind a computer screen with a box of tissues on one side and a trash can on the other. Tears are running down my cheeks, I can’t stop sneezing, and even though I can’t breathe my […]

Royal Victim: 5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

A surprise find about certain migraines and an explanation for blah-tasting tomatoes were among the interesting discoveries of the week: Skeleton Found in Castle May Be That of Doomed Lover : Construction workers fixing up a German castle may have stumbled across the remains of a Swedish count murdered more than...

Who Owns the Dead? The atrocity of 9/11 casts a long shadow

The $80 million forensic investigation after New York’s terrorist attacks identified many victims. But with 1113 remains unidentified, a new book outlines the many issues outstanding

Happier @ Work

I maintain a separate blog at Flourish Mentoring, which is dedicated to positive psychology based leadership and educational engagement topics. There I recently posted a series of 10 blog posts that are designed as mini-lessons (between 600-800 word each), all focused on being happier @ [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

Important Current Affairs 22nd October 2016 with PDF

Here is an update containing all the important current affairs for 22nd October 2016. You can download the Important Current Affairs 22nd October 2016 with pdf capsule too. Milan Honors Dalai Lama as Citizen The city of Milan in Italy...Show More Summary

Carcharodontosaurus – A Very Popular Dinosaur

Carcharodontosaurus – An Enormous Carnivorous Dinosaur Paleo Paul has been busy with his camera again as this week, team members at Everything Dinosaur were emailed some photographs of the latest addition to his fossil collection, a magnificent broken tooth from a very large Theropod dinosaur.  In his email, Paleo Paul explained that the tooth was […]

King Bhumibol of Thailand’s real legacy: remarkable political legitimacy

Thailand is mourning its beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week after 70 years on the throne. During his long reign, Thailand shifted from a poor agricultural economy to a prosperous upper-middle-income country. The king’s greatest achievement, though, was to create a unique form of political legitimacy that helped Thailand weather rapid changes in a […]

Q&A With Dodge and Burn Author Seraphina Madsen

Recently I read and reviewed Dodge and Burn, a startling and very original debut novel by Seraphina Madsen. I had the chance to interview the author about her writing journey and process, how it felt to convert painful personal memories into fiction, her experience of writing a novel and seeing it published, and more. She took the […]

How to tell apart trade agreements that undermine democratic principles from those that don't

I discussed in an earlier post on Brexit how to think about international agreements and the constraints on state action they entail in terms of democratic legitimacy. Since that discussion has relevance beyond Brexit, I've pasted the relevant part here...

Generation of Highly Inclined Trans-Neptunian Objects by Planet Nine

Generation of Highly Inclined Trans-Neptunian Objects by Planet Nine Authors: Batygin et al Abstract: The trans-Neptunian region of the solar system exhibits an intricate dynamical structure, much of which can be explained by an instability-driven orbital history of the giant planets. Show More Summary

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