Our education system is based on the idea that we can learn things once, and that they’ll then stay in our minds throughout our lives. That’s far too optimistic. Our brains are like sieves. If anything is going to remain in them, we need regular reminders of what really matters. Fascinatingly, religions always understood that.
Deep underground lie stores of once-inaccessible natural gas. There’s a technology, called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that can extract this natural gas, potentially powering us for decades to come. So how does fracking work and why is it a source of such heated controversy? Mia Nacamulli explains the ins and outs of fracking.
Good children don’t cause problems; they always do what others expect. They seem to be on track. But there are real problems with people who never have a chance to be a little bad.
Modern cities are designed for cars. But the city of Barcelona is testing out an urban design trick that can give cities back to pedestrians.
Being clumsy is one of the most humiliating of scenarios. We need to learn to make friends with our ‘inner idiot’.
Even though there is no scientific evidence that ghosts exist, you may not be crazy if you see one.