What about the argument that email is just a very simple way to have your professor's comments on record? In any professional setting, academic or not, I'd be a little concerned for anyone in a superior position who is all "conversations in person only!" » 9/08/14 12:54pm 9/08/14 12:54pm

People See Jesus in Grilled Cheese Because They Want Justice

When people see significant, often religious imagery in everyday images, from grilled cheese to their dog's butt, it's called "pareidolia." But as for exactly why people see divine figures like Jesus in things like potato chips and other ordinary objects, a recent study in the journal cognition says it is due to a… » 4/05/14 4:52pm 4/05/14 4:52pm

Scientists Label 15 New Emotions, Want to Make Robots With Them

Previously, the only scientifically identified basic human emotions were happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised, and disgusted. In a new study published in the journal PNAS, scientists have added 15 new "compound" emotions to that list, which were created by making different combinations of the six basic emotions. Now,… » 4/05/14 12:50pm 4/05/14 12:50pm