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December 6, 2016

 

Image taken from inside a cave outside of Zakynthos. The dark cave wall with an opening. The water is dark blue within the cave, lighter and lighter blue in the distance.

The False City of Zakynthos

What appeared to be an ancient city destroyed by tidal waves was something else entirely.

December 5, 2016

 

4 hand-stitched images of brains. The top left is yellow, the top right is orange, the lower right is bright blue, and the lower left is mauve.

Processing Moral Dilemmas

Your sense of right and wrong may be highly influenced by your cultural identity.

December 2, 2016

 

Treadmill Sensation

A Treadmill For The Mind

You've been on a treadmill for a while and then suddenly step off. Why do you feel like you're moving much faster than you think you should be?

December 1, 2016

 

A child holding up a sideways image of a picture he has drawn. The child's face can't be seen. The drawing appears to be of a child or a blobby Prince Leia from Star Wars.

What It’s Like To Be Three

As children younger than four, we could talk, think, and perceive. So why are those years so hard to remember?

November 29, 2016

 

A close-up of a zebra's black and white stripes. The picture also appears to have been taken with black and white film or put beneath a black and white filter.

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

November 28, 2016

 

A close-up image of King Tutankhamen's burial mask. It is made out of gold. The only features on the face that are not gold are two thin black eyebrows and two large eyes with iris and pupils colored black.

King Tut’s Space Dagger

You don't have to smelt iron if it comes from a meteorite.

November 25, 2016

 

A close-up image of Phobos (Mars' largest moon)

Goodbye, Moon! Hello, Ring!

Twenty to forty million years from now, Mars will lose its largest moon.

November 24, 2016

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

November 23, 2016

 

A man sleeps on a couch. An orange cat, wrapped into a ball, sleeps next to him.

What Happens To A Dream Deferred?

If you've ever been up all night, you may have found that staying awake becomes a lot easier after five or six a.m. Why?

November 22, 2016

 

Three old women are chilling on a  stoop. The woman on the left has very short curly hair and is dressed in blue. The middle old woman is wearing a headscarf and smiling into the camera. The one on the furthest right is wearing orange and crocheting a blanket.

Why Do Women Live Longer?

Even in times of famine, flood, volcanic eruptions, and disease, women live longer than men.

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