Nor are introverts necessarily shy. Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating. Shyness is inherently painful; introversion is not.
- The Cold Reading Technique
A long and very informative article on cold reading.
- How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change
Interesting ideas that could spark very controversial ethical debates.
- Kit Kat!
On the role of Kit Kat in the Japanse education system and why there are over 45 different versions of it in Japan.
- Cyborg snails power up
I guess implanted biofuel cells could lead to controversial debates too.
- Kony 2012: the reaction
The Guardian summarizes the various reactions to the Kony 2012 campaign.
- The Tau Manifesto
Since Pi Day was celebrated during this week, it’s time for me to post the Tau Manifesto again. All hail the superior circle constant! ;-)
- Why the world needs introverts
Articles like this one are important to us introverts (I’m an INTJ according to the Myers-Briggs personality test). It’s getting kinda tiring to explain that one can be open and sociable and still an introvert at the same time.
- Scientist creates lifelike cells out of metal
This article on abiogenesis is a little older, but I finally got around to read it.
- Phänomen „Fakenger“
Interesting article about the bike messenger subculture and copycats (in German).
- Australia’s ‘child labour camp’
Run by Scientology.