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The Boredom Issue

The Boredom Issue
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No, the blank cover is not a mistake! This is the BOREDOM issue of MUSE! Can boredom be creativity in disguise? Some scientists think so.

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MUSE September 2017

Title: The Boredom Issue

Hand-lettered by Amy Tao

No, the blank cover is not a mistake! This is the BOREDOM issue of MUSE! Can boredom be creativity in disguise? Some scientists think humans are forgetting how to be bored—and that’s not a good thing. If your mind never has time to wander, how will you come up with exciting new ideas? How do zookeepers cure the blahs in animals? Create magnificent doodles with the help of clever prompts… and try to guess which MUSE staff members drew which doodle! Meet futurist Alex Soojung-Kim Pang and author-illustrator Roxie Munro and learn how they get their inspiration. Ever wondered how scientists pass the time at isolated research sites? How are ‘unexciting’ experiments helping us understand our place in the universe? And is it really possible to die of boredom?

Don’t snooze through this month’s articles:

“Ho Hum, I’m Bored” by Lela Nargi

“Beastly Blahs” by Galadriel Watson

“Hands On: Save the Doodles” by Kathryn Hulick

“Out of Left Field Café” by Mary Alexandra Agner

Regular features include: Parallel U, Citizen Science, Muse Mail, Muse News, Science@Work, Q&A, Do the Math, Hands-On, Your Tech, Contest, and Last Slice