Credit: NASA / JPL / Cornell / color composite by James Sorenson
Good morning! Get your mind going with these Monday morning links:
- Dyslexics may have a problem recognizing voices, not just reading words. The information might lead to early intervention strategies.
- the link between disgust and moral condemnation. writes about
- Do bees have feelings?
- How the digital age might help us tell stories in new and more compelling ways.
- Smiley faces for road signs? Musical notes for rumble strips? How behavioral economics has come to driving.
- "All behaviors were consistent with what the researchers term 'counterfactual thinking'—looking back at what could have been—and suggest that investors are motivated by a desire to avoid regret and instead feel pride" - well of course. Investing is driven by emotion, not facts.
- How dangerous is "common sense" to managers?
- Dice may contribute to the conservation of leopards.
- Through an ambitious new study called the Good Judgment Project, a group of researchers hope to improve the future of forecasting.
- In the new field of exoplanetology, astronomers are discovering that Super-Earths, rocky worlds the size of Uranus, are far more common than anyone suspected. The exoplanet count has reached 573. Kepler will add hundreds, if not thousands, more.
- Ever wonder why some events seem to pass by more slowly than others? A new study is shedding light on how the brain processes the passage of time.
- In the image above, the mars exploration rover Opportunity, seven years past its expiration date, approaches a massive crater dubbed Endeavour that is beyond the hills in the foreground. The little rover will spend some time exploring the strata on the inside of the crater walls, which should improve the understanding of the planet's geology.