It's a pretty safe bet to say you're in or around a building right now. But did you know everything from the height of the ceiling to the colour of the walls can influence the way you think?
Marshall McLuhan, noted Canadian media critic and philosopher, coined this phrase in the 1960s to point out an inescapable truth of communication: It's not just the content that matters. The way that content is delivered can be just as important.
With social networks on my mind this week because of recent congressional hearings in the US, I was interested to learn that, in lemurs at least, smarts are linked to popularity.
The chemical composition of the primordial ooze that many scientists believe life first formed in billions of years ago might have more in common with a bottle of wine than previously thought.
After nearly a year of neglect, I'm reactivating this blog. This Pharaoh is becoming Thoughtful again.
They say eyes are windows into the soul and while you shouldn't believe everything "they" say, that aphorism definitely has some truth.
Do you feel like you need to eat ice? You might want to get your iron checked.
What do you believe in strongly enough that you'll take to the streets to defend it? Turns out that science is one of those things for me.
Here in Britain, most sinks have two taps. Turn one and you get hot water, turn the other and you get cold. It's barbaric.
Here's a question I've been thinking about recently: Why does explaining improve some things and ruin others?