On October 28, Mark Zuckerberg officially announced the renaming of Facebook to Meta. According to the founder of the social network, he wants his brainchild to be positioned from now on as a virtual “meta-universe” where all existing technologies and devices are combined. Conspiracy theorists don’t know whether Zuckerberg tells the truth, or whether the renaming has some other hidden reasons.
Getting a person out of depression now, as it was a thousand years ago, is not such an easy task. There are various available treatments, but all they are time consuming. Therefore, people living in the age of speed rarely seek help.
Daylight hours are gradually decreasing, things are moving towards winter, the sky is grey, but the leaves of the trees are painted in the most fantastic colors… We unconsciously understand that together with nature we are becoming some kind of “different”. But why is it happening? How does our body react to seasonal fluctuations?
It is obvious that the coronavirus epidemic has caused dramatic global changes in the life of mankind. It is in general human nature to be wary of any changes. Therefore, the consequences of the coronavirus crisis are generally assessed negatively. However, is everything so easy? Are viruses and bacteria really the enemies of humanity that must be exterminated?
Analysis of the patterns of historical and technological development can predict and model the reality in which people are more likely to live.
For some time now, this event has attracted attention, perhaps no less than the award of the Nobel Prizes. We are talking about an alternative pseudo-scientific ritual – the Ig Nobel Prize. Our almanac decided to tell you about the most outstanding “ig nobels” achievements of 2021.
None of us like to be wrong. But if we tend to forgive our mistakes, then the mistakes of others are often viewed as a consequence of incompetence. But it turns out that the right to correct a mistake is a very important tool not only for personal, but also for collective effectiveness. The ability to retrain, change your mind, rethink is no less important for a person than the ability to learn and think
The theory of mind asserts that modeling mental states, the ability to put oneself in the place of another, is the exclusive ability of a person. Scientists consider it even one of the main markers of consciousness. But it turned out that humans are not the only biological species that can simulate mental states.
If you think laughter is not serious, you are wrong. Because a whole branch – gelotology – is quite seriously and professionally engaged in laughter. This is the name of the science of laughter and its influence on the human body, which works at the junction of many other sciences – physiology, psychology, philosophy. Our story is about a man who made a huge contribution to its development – Norman Cousins