Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.
That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
- Steve Jobs
Paul Higgins: Can also be a trap because that experience locks you in to a certain set of mental models that look for certain patterns and therefore always move in certain directions despite the reality you face
Check out these awesome Slovenian stamps showing one of the crystal structures of ice. They’re to mark the International Year of Crystallography. Pretty cool! (Apologies, couldn’t resist the pun. I’ll see myself out).
Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.
This is really helpful in getting to the nitty-gritty of those science concepts/words that seem like they mean one thing, but actually mean something different.
Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades. These trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. And a new survey of 10,000 adults nationwide finds that these divisions are greatest among those who are the most engaged and active in the political process.