When we look up at the vastness of the universe, does that make us feel very small, or does it make us feel connected to something so much larger?
What does it mean to find something in a place we just don’t expect to find it?
We talked to Sinai and Synapses fellowship alum Sara Gottlieb about her research on awe, which has been published in the journal Cognitive Science.
What does the discovery of the possibly habitable exoplanets around Trappist-1 mean? And how might this change our idea of our existence in the grand scheme of things?
We look at what is in front of us, and assume that we’ve learned all we need to know about it. So, for example, we live on the land, and therefore, we think that’s where all the interesting things happen. What we ignore — or at least forget — is just how much richness there is below the surface.