The card game BS is known for its notoriously risky decisions and rage-inducing gameplay. The objective is to get rid of all of your cards through deceptive means — the person who does this first is the winner. For a player with their mind set on winning, a well-known game theory concept can assist in helping them secure a victory: the prisoner’s dilemma.
Also known as seasonal depression, SAD impacts 5% of adults in the United States. SAD is commonly found alongside bipolar and other depressive disorders, each exacerbating the other’s severity. Symptoms of SAD include loss of pleasure or interest in activities that used to be enjoyed, changes in appetite, loss of energy, difficulty thinking or making decisions and engaging in purposeless physical activity such as pacing or slowed movements and speech.
The Birds and Bees Protection Act — the first bill in the United States that aims to prohibit the agricultural use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which decimate pollinator populations — has been awaiting signage by Governor Kathy Hochul since its approval by the New York State Legislature in June.
What’s more intriguing is why ASMR’s characteristic whispers, gentle tapping and brushing sounds have the power to soothe me and many others to sleep when the phenomenon bothers others. So I decided to reach out to some of the ASMR-tists I watch regularly to see if they could answer some of my questions.
Aurora borealis, more commonly known as the northern lights, are visible year-round in Canada and Alaska and are typically expected to stay confined to regions of higher latitudes. Yet, from March 23 through March 25, 2023, skywatchers as far south as North Carolina, Virginia and Arizona observed the same streaks of color in their night skies.
The first lionfish reported in the Atlantic was found in Florida in 1985, and the species was documented as “established” in the early 2000s. Since then, it has spread south, crossing the entire Caribbean and arriving at the Brazilian coast in a region near the mouth of the Amazon River.
Bundled up to protect from the cold weather, six screaming preschool children ran outside to look for sticks to build a tower. “I found something!” a young girl’s voice cried out from a wooded area. She held a plastic fork…
In the centuries preceding the advent of what is now considered “modern science,” the study of nature and the physical universe was known as “natural philosophy.” The name itself implies an intimate connection between the sciences and philosophy. It begs the question: At what point did the two disciplines diverge?
The neurodiversity movement asserts that neurological divergences such as autism, attention deficit disorder and dyslexia should be seen and respected as no different from any other human variation.