I Wonder Update #1
I’m happy to announce that John Rowe has completed all of the paintings for I Wonder. I went to visit John at his studio yesterday, and it was magical to be surrounded by all of the illustrations for the book – the paintings are truly spectacular!
Guest Post: The Future Of Intelligence
An Excerpt From On Intelligence, By Jeff Hawkins
Like a supersmart diplomat, intelligent machines may play a role in reducing conflict and human suffering. You might think intelligent machines would need emotions to foresee patterns involving human behavior, but I don’t think so…
Guest Post: On Changing Your Mind
An Excerpt From The Blank Slate, By Steven Pinker
When law enforcement vanishes, all manner of violence breaks out; looting, settling old scores, ethnic cleansing, and petty warfare among gangs, warlords, and mafias. This was obvious in the remnants of Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, and parts of Africa in the 1990′s, but can also happen in countries with a long tradition of civility…
A book that nurtures feelings of awe and curiosity in children
My children’s book launched today on Kickstarter!
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The Biological Advantage Of Being Awestruck
A Video By Jason Silva
Guest Post: The Limits Of Our Imagination
An Excerpt From Many Worlds In One, By Alexander Vilenkin
A striking feature of the new worldview is the existence of multiple “other worlds” beyond our observable region. Some of them are rather uncontroversial. Very few people, for example, would question the reality of other O-regions…
The Higgs Boson Explained With Animation
Guest Post: Earth’s Beginning
An Excerpt From The Canon, By Natalie Angier
…Earth’s crust had cooled down, and the swirling molten iron at its core had begun generating the magnetic fields that help deflect the searing solar wind. So shielded, the vast clouds of volcanic reflux were not peeled off into space, but instead hovered above the ground, gathering and glowering portentously, as storm clouds do…
Fundamental Science And The Big Machine
My Interview With Lisa Randall
In your new book, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, you have interwoven two projects: describing the awe-inspiring details of the Large Hadron Collider, while simultaneously leading a conversation about the importance of science. Why did you decide to write about these two topics together?
Mindfulness For Children #1: Friendly Wishes
Some of you have asked me to share more of my work with InnerKids, so have posted a few of my guided visualization podcasts for children.
Mindful awareness exercises help children develop concentration and self-awareness. The exercises I have chosen to share are called “Friendly Wishes”, and they focus specifically on developing compassion, in addition to concentration and awareness. They are designed for children ages 6-10.
Mindfulness For Children: Friendly Wishes
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death
NYT Magazine Article
My latest editing project, Free Will, is out and in bookstores today!
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