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After the Show: The Many Faces of the Creative Performer

“ The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death...

June 10, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Happy Father's Day to all Superdads

© Giulia Pex Photographer Giulia Pex has come up with the coolest Father Day's present ever. Her series "Dad, you are my favourite superhero" mixes drawing, illustration and photography to showcase her dad's alter egos as the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight.  © Giulia Pex The surprisingly effective and deceptively simple comic-book style portraits convey both affection and spur-of-the-moment spontaneity...

June 9, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

How to make people eat dog food

I have to assume John Bohannon woke up one morning and thought, “What does dog food taste like?” That, or he might have just been out of food and people were coming over.Either way, the outcome was the same...

June 8, 2013 — Julie Hecht

Neuroscience in Fiction: Fear and panic in Jaden and Will Smith s After Earth

“You must realize that fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” ― Will Smith as General Cypher Raige in After Earth Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the father-and-son duo Will and Jaden Smith costar in the new filial love epic/sci-fi adventure After Earth...

June 8, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

#SciAmBlogs Friday - honeybees, happiness, mystery birds, summer reading, NSA, and more.

- Matina Donaldson-Matasci - Honey bees and monoculture: nothing to dance about - David L. Levine - Innovation and Collaboration Are Keys to Success in the Baltic Region - Jag Bhalla - Happiness Should Be A Verb - Amelia Moura - The Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute in the East China Sea - Darren Naish - ‘Mystery’ birds from Brazil - Gary Stix - Brie and Milbenkäse Are the New “Lab Rats” for Microbiologists - Khalil A...

STAFFJune 7, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Happiness Should Be a Verb

Flourishing should be the new happiness. What most pursue now ignores old wisdom and the logic of our biology. A verb capturing the required recurring effort is better than a noun describing the desired static state--by nature, not a thing we can be or get but that we do...

June 7, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

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