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Mindfulness eens anders bekeken. Een blinde vlek voor zwarte soldaten. Een blinde vlek in de auto opgelost door een 14 jarige. Het universum is een gesloten bol. Hoe een piemel in een vagina past. En hoe je Google data op zelfvernietiging instelt. Ik hou het kort vandaag. De zon schijnt :-D
The mindfulness conspiracy | Life and style | The Guardian
The long read: It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism
How the UK Government wrote WWII's British African soldiers out of history | The National
IF there is any historical period which is drilled into the minds of school children in Britain, it is that of the Second World War. Yet the focus…
14-Year-Old Genius Alaina Gassler Solves Car Blind Spots
Using some relatively inexpensive and readily available technology you can find at any well-stocked electronics store, Alaina Gassler, a 14-year-old inventor from West Grove, Pennsylvania, came up with a clever way to eliminate the blind spot created by the thick pillars on the side of a car’s windshield.
What Shape Is the Universe? A New Study Suggests We’ve Got It All Wrong
Most every cosmologist believes the universe is flat. A new analysis argues that it’s closed.
A pioneering biologist explains the co-evolution of the vagina and penis | Aeon Videos
The Colombian-born evolutionary biologist Patty Brennan, assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College, studies something that reliably makes her the centre of any conversation: vertebrate genitalia. Far from turning squeamish or becoming bored by the details of her research, she finds most people are deeply fascinated by the often strange and surprising details of animal sex. And they’re right to be: as Brennan says, no other biological structures have co-evolved as closely as the vagina and the penis. Part of a Science series highlighting the work of extraordinary women in science, this short video explores Brennan’s efforts to learn more about the intricacies of animal copulation by dissecting, moulding and 3D-modelling animal genitalia. In particular, Brennan has found there’s still much to be learned about vaginas, which are underrepresented in scientific diagrams and research. This gap in knowledge is due not only to the challenges of studying something that’s inside the body, but likely also because the study of biology hasn't escaped the phallocentricity of society.
How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct - The New York Times
Google has now given us an option to set search and location data to automatically disappear after a certain time. We should all use it.