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Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease HT @WFMU
RT @ashalynd: Something from the outside detected? - Arecibo Observatory Detects Mysterious, Energetic Radio Burst via @ngphenomena
RT @PublicDomainRev: The sublime "Tractatus de Herbis", 15th century book used to identify herbs
RT @openculture: Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube. Some great gems here:
Maurice Guest: Forgotten But Unforgetable -
Maurice Guest: Forgotten But Unforgetable
High Speed Trains are Killing the European Railway Network
Infographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function providing well designed products for the many
The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function Infographic
Do recordings kill music? It’ll all eventually become mood music, right?
Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake
The short guide to Capital in the 21st Century The ratio of wealth to income is rising in all developed countries.
Could This Be The Signal Of Dark Matter? Unsure Scientists Checking This Out
RT @grahamfarmelo: Mental life of plants and worms—Oliver Sacks in fine form:
RT @ZwKrakowie: Fernando Pessoa & His Heteronyms Excerpt from "Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms" via @poetry_society
RT @50WattsDotCom: Antonio Rubino's "Fiorella" (Italy, late '50s)
Time-travelling verb tenses must will have existed grammar gets wonky when talking about time travel. via @StanCarey
Book of Wander: W. G. Sebald's unsystematic search A Place in the Country (1998), is only now appearing in English
Battery that dissolves in the body could power embedded health sensors
Seneca’s first letter cautions Lucilius to be wary of the ease with which we lose time, and hence lose ourselves
To Save Drowning People, Ask Yourself “What Would Light Do?” Fermat, Feynman and the path of least time
Unwanted noise is perhaps the most irksome form of sensory assault. Sound is ambient, elusive, enveloping.
our ethical beliefs cannot be explained as the result of coming to believe objective moral truths Bernard Williams
We change books, in ways large and small, by changing the way we access and study them. Philology and search tools
Dropped: Why did Anthony Gatto, the greatest juggler alive — and perhaps of all time — back away from his art
RT @grahamfarmelo: Why the world's greatest juggler suddenly retired:
Lucretius - De Rerum Natura - Death Is Nothing to Us -
Lucretius - De Rerum Natura - Death Is Nothing to Us
Stopping Off Place: Burning Mirror, Paths Of Light, Circles In Water -
Stopping Off Place: Burning Mirror, Paths Of Light, Circles In Water
Imaginary time may sound like science fiction, and it has been brought into Doctor Who. But nevertheless, it is a genuine scientific concept. One can picture it in the following way. One can think of ordinary, real, time as a horizontal line. On the left, one has the past, and on the right, the future. But there’s another kind of time in the... -
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