The Octopus is Basically an Intelligent Alien

Considering some 95% of the ocean is unexplored, it makes perfect sense that the new book “Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness” calls the octopus “the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien.” Written by Peter Godfrey-Smith (an Australia-born, NYC-based philosopher who focuses on biology and teaches at City University of New York’s graduate center), the book …

Extroverts Like Being Left Alone Too

While one might presume that extroverts thrive off of social interaction, a new study conducted by Finnish researchers shows that everyone—no matter their social aptitude—gets drained from too much talking. After studying 48 participants over the course of 12 days of varying social interactions and conscientious behavior, it became evident that even extroverts become fatigued from socialization. The study is the first to address extroverted …

The World’s Favorite Informative Website

With all the internet trends that have come and gone, there’s one thing that has never changed: people’s overwhelming love for Wikipedia. A new study conducted by the Knight Foundation found that Wikipedia continues to dominate when it comes to monthly unique mobile visitors with over 52 million—more than double than that of runner-up CNN and over triple of what BuzzFeed received. It’s a staggering …