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Oliver Sacks
Hamburg boasts world's first algae-powered building. Hoping many more will follow @GoraLadka @goodmag
Beautiful algae art made with secret techniques, invisible to the naked eye @megan_gambino @smithsonian
Picture of the Week: American Avocets, gorgeous images by my friend Rosalie Winard.…
What does your brain look like when listening to your favorite music? @smithsonian @marisfessenden
"The neural processes underlying that which we call creativity have nothing to do with rationality." -Rodolfo Llinás #musicophilia
Research on Ecstasy might tell us something about autism and brain function, among other things.
A hauntingly beautiful book on giant #lemurs and other extinct animals of #Madagascar.
NYers: don’t miss Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne’s new synesthesia-inspired show, Valley of Astonishment
The mathematics of plant leaves, building structure, and even pizza, thanks to Carl Friedrich Gauss.
What happens in the brain when you learn a language? via @guardian
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Excellent news from the ocean depths: California blue whale makes a comeback. lu
Mushroom-shaped sea animal stumps scientists. Exciting to think how much remains to be discovered and understood.
Dinosaur as big as a Boeing with a "weaponized tail." Beautiful and truly awe-inspiring.
Great advice on writing from @BillHayesNYC. If only I had the discipline to follow his
You can't unsee a sneeze in slow motion from @scifri. It's kinda cool in that way.
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Sex, memory, neuro-rock and sea slugs: @Amygdaloids' Joe LeDoux interviews Eric Kandel for Scientific American video
A genius whose warmth and humanity came first: my thoughts on Robin Williams, a friend I will always treasure.…
Penny Marshall remembers Robin Williams on Awakenings set, "he had a great laugh." @NewYorker
Self-folding robot design inspired by origami, art meets science. @nytimes
How can you measure the speed of light using chocolate? @smithsonian
Why do elephants have such a great sense of smell? @cdellamore @NatGeo gene diversity may play a significant role
Review of #particlefever from @Gizmodo: “I felt like a physicist”
Why is taking time off so important? @danlevitin for @nytimes on the neurology of rest.
Interesting article by @OliverSacks on what it is like to "see" after a long period of #blindness. Not what you think
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Could brain implants help restore lost memories? @smithsonian
Great Earth Science Picture of the Day: Bioluminescence and Galactic Glow
I will be doing a live interview on @scifri today at 3pm, discussing a new film about music therapy. Stream here:
If Charles Darwin or Tycho Brahe had been on Twitter, what might they have said? via @theguardian
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Watch as an Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Gets His Very First Taste of Chocolate:
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Congratulations to our friends at Fountain House on the Hilton Humanitarian Award!
Watch the trailer for 'Alive Inside' here:
RT @joshgroban: The science to back up #artsed is growing and exciting.
'Alive Inside' shows the power of music as therapy for dementia patients, now playing at @sunshine_cinema in NYC
Why music makes people feel "Alive Inside" via @katiecouric
Photo: An octopus’s garden for tentacle-lovers of all ages!
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Happy 81st birthday, Oliver Sacks! The iconic neurologist on plagiarism and the necessary forgettings of creativity
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Thank you everyone for the well-wishing and congratulations on my 81st (or thallium) birthday!
“No matter what your age or your life path…it is not too late or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity"
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"To be human is to be aware of the passage of time" @brainpickings on memory and mental time travel
How do we define literature? RT @The_Millions: "The canon may be gone, but the idea of the canon persists."…
Can musical ability be measured? Dr. Müllensiefen has come up with some interesting ways to measure musicality
Are you a super recognizer? I most certainly am not...
New insight into how bats conquer the air from Brown University researchers @nytimes
I am speaking tomorrow with Danny Chamovirtz in Jerusalem at Hebrew University Center for Rationality, Feldman Building, room 130 at 5pm!
Happy Bloomsday to all Joyce readers!