Above all, remember the more harm you cause, the more hate you feel, and the more kindness you deal into the world the more you come to love the people you help.
- The Benjamin Franklin Effect
A very interesting article on cognitive dissonance and how we tend to rationalize things.
- Letter from a psychopath
An email copy/pasted into TwitLonger, giving great insight into the world of a (claimed) psychopath.
- Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Sort Out Language
Research shows that language development starts really early on, and that the brain adopts to bilingualism easily.
- Benford’s Law and the Decreasing Reliability of Accounting Data for US Firms
This article uses some math to show that accounting data is becoming less reliable and also how deviations from Benford’s Law seem to coincide with outside events.
- Huaxi: the village that towers above China
A small town in China builds a 328m high skyscraper because of one very influential man.
- Die Andersdenkenden
Autistic identical twins are studying philosophy at a German university and surprise their teachers and fellow students with the depth of their though processes (in German).
- That’s Italian
Italian journalists Beppe Seevergnini gives 10 reasons why Silvio Berlusconi gets away with being how he is.
- On Chomsky and the Two Cultures of Statistical Learning
Peter Norvig’s rebuttal to a statement by Chomsky on statistical learning in regards to language.
- The Toughest Little Bird You’ve Never Heard Of
A small species of birds migrates every year from Alaska to New Zealand.
- Tired of Being Tired
I know that occasionally I should take some of the advice offered in this article.
If he went to see a basketball game, he’d walk out taller.