“Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” says sleep scientist Matthew Walker. His new book is Why We Sleep.
Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.
Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values. From Facebook to Instagram, the medium refocuses our attention on videos and images, rewarding emotional appeals—‘like’ buttons—over rational ones. Instead of a quest for knowledge, it engages us in an endless zest for instant approval from an audience, for which we are constantly but unconsciouly performing.
Swearing, scrapped characters, editors’ notes – JK Rowling’s exhibits are a treasure trove for fans of Hogwarts
Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country in the world by the readers of the popular travel guides Rough Guides (2014). Here are 20 of our best images we’ve captured in the last 12 months that prove this.