conciousness
Posted in Science Unfamiliar

Is It Possible For Science To Explain Consciousness?

Explaining that consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time. The brain is an extraordinarily complex organ, consisting of almost 100 billion cells (neurons) each connected…

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Posted in Family Home Personal

The Science Of The Cudley Teddy Bear And Stuffed Animals

There will be a teddy bear. There always is. Push back against the plush tide and it crashes, all fur and baleful plastic eyes, in the living room regardless. Scientists regularly find that so-called “transitional objects” like teddy bears help…

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The Untold Truths About Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is undoubtedly not just one of the most well-known scientists ever but one of the most well-known figures in history, period. But while his contributions to modern society are famous, was he really such a great guy? The…

Posted in Cool Reads Oddities

How Pandas Got Their Patches – Science And Mythology

Panda patches. Giant pandas’ patches are among the most striking of any mammal: black ears and eye spots set against a white face, with dark limbs and shoulders abutting a white neck and torso. Science Scientists have proposed dozens of…

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Ignorant Scientists. So Many Don’t Know What They’re Talking About

Ignorant scientists. Science has enormous cachet and authority in our culture, for very understandable reasons! And that has led scientists (and non-scientists who claim the mantle of science) to claim public authority, which is all well and good in their…

Posted in Space Unfamiliar

Dark Matter: Is It Right In Front Of Us?

Dark Matter. We know, pretty simply, how stars work. We know how much light they give off, and that’s very closely related to their mass. Brighter stars are more massive; dimmer stars are less so. So when we look at…

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Human Gene Editing Is Leaving Ethics Dangerously Far Behind

In a breakthrough scientists successfully did gene editing of a human embryo to eliminate a dangerous gene mutation. The birth of an actual baby with genes selected by technological means hasn’t happened yet, but that is on the way — and…

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Astrology is what I like to believe in

Astrology has humble and ancient roots and it was always believed to have an element of “occult” to it. If you’ve checked out the statistics, mobile Operators in India seem to be raking in their moolah from Value Added Services,…