An insight I hadn’t had into Teresa’s life. She is one of my writing heroes, her language vivid even over centuries and via translation.
In 1934 the president of Northwestern University, Walter Dill Scott, predicted that technology would radically change the college experience.Distance learning would be more common thanks to TV, radio, and fax. And commuting students would change the physical landscape of the surrounding school. President Scott wasn’t altogether wrong, but the future didn’t arrive quite like he imagined.…the September 1934 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics magazine… even ran a cartoon (above) illustrating this vision of a future student’s TV-filled education, while also poking fun at the fact that students can be super lazy. [more]
We’re all familiar with the (often embarrassing) contagiousness of a yawn, but did you know that a good sniff might be just as catchy? Researchers in Israel have used the psycho-thriller movie Perfume to observe how human participants mimic sniffing actions off of characters on-screen as a form of “social chemosignaling.”