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These are my hand-picked favourite articles from around the web, freshly chosen every day. All of them are jolly good reads.

These articles are the most interesting, curious and informative things I've found each day.

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Memory problems? Go climb a tree. - www.kurzweilai.net

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

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Climbing a tree or balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study recently conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida.
The study is the first to show that proprioceptively dynamic activities like c...

Memory problems? Go climb a tree. - www.kurzweilai.net

Memory problems? Go climb a tree. - www.kurzweilai.net

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

(credit: iStock)
Climbing a tree or balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study recently conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida.
The study is the first to show that proprioceptively dynamic activities like c...

Memory problems? Go climb a tree. - www.kurzweilai.net

Stressed out plants send animal-like signals - phys.org

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter stress....

Stressed out plants send animal-like signals - phys.org

Stressed out plants send animal-like signals - phys.org

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter stress.
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Stressed out plants send animal-like signals - phys.org

Inside the world’s quietest room - feeds.arstechnica.com

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

In a hole, on some bedrock a few miles outside central Zurich, there lived a spin-polarised scanning electron microscope. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole: it was a nanotech hole, and that means quiet. And electromagnetically shielded. And vibration-free. And cool.
When you want to carry out...

Inside the world’s quietest room - feeds.arstechnica.com

Inside the world’s quietest room - feeds.arstechnica.com

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

In a hole, on some bedrock a few miles outside central Zurich, there lived a spin-polarised scanning electron microscope. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole: it was a nanotech hole, and that means quiet. And electromagnetically shielded. And vibration-free. And cool.
When you want to carry out...

Inside the world’s quietest room - feeds.arstechnica.com

How ant armies move massive meals - www.bbc.co.uk

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests....

How ant armies move massive meals - www.bbc.co.uk

How ant armies move massive meals - www.bbc.co.uk

Shared 3 years 37 weeks ago

In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.
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How ant armies move massive meals - www.bbc.co.uk

You can trick yourself into being happy ... if you make life worse first | Oliver Burkeman - www.theguardian.com

Shared 3 years 38 weeks ago

Once a certain level of income or comfort becomes your default position, you can be sure it’ll stop delivering pleasure by contrast with earlier experiencesA couple of years ago, I got to fly in the ultra-luxurious business class of an especially high-end airline; and now all lesser air travel...

You can trick yourself into being happy ... if you make life worse first | Oliver Burkeman - www.theguardian.com

You can trick yourself into being happy ... if you make life worse first | Oliver Burkeman - www.theguardian.com

Shared 3 years 38 weeks ago

Once a certain level of income or comfort becomes your default position, you can be sure it’ll stop delivering pleasure by contrast with earlier experiencesA couple of years ago, I got to fly in the ultra-luxurious business class of an especially high-end airline; and now all lesser air travel...

You can trick yourself into being happy ... if you make life worse first | Oliver Burkeman - www.theguardian.com
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