Through the eyepiece of an optical telescope, you see something right in front...– Astronomer Claire L. Evans on viewing planets through telescope. Complement with a flipside of sorts – astronauts on the psychology of cosmic awe when looking at Earth from space. Also see: A naked-eye tour of the night sky. (via explore-blog)
The New Yorker: 2012: The Year in Almosts,... →
Looking back on 2012, there were dramatic moments, to be sure: the vindication of Obamacare; the electoral triumph of the forty-seven per cent; the rise and fall of Gangnam style. But just as defining, I’d argue, were the year’s countless half-starts and baby steps. By that, I mean the national…
The designer of today re-establishes the long-lost contact between art and the...– Bruno Munari (via explore-blog)
Why do children hide by covering their eyes? →
jtotheizzoe: University of Cambridge researchers studied the effects of hiding children’s eyes on their feelings of invisibility, and discovered some very interesting things about how young kids view their “self” versus their “body”, which you should check out. “… it would seem that children apply the principle of joint attention to the self and assume that for somebody to be perceived,...