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20 Nov 15:21

People Trained To Experience an Overlap In Senses Also Receive IQ Boost

by timothy
Zothecula writes Tasting lemons when they see a number seven, regarding a certain letter as being yellow in color. Not a great deal is known about why some people experience an overlapping of the senses, a phenomena known as synesthesia. But a new study conducted at the University of Sussex has suggested that specific training of the mind can induce the effects of the condition. The study even suggests that such training can boost a person's IQ.

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21 Nov 00:00

10 Hilarious Misconceptions People Actually Believe

We are surrounded by science and technology. Thanks to the intricate complexities of both, we sometimes have some hilarious misconceptions.
18 Nov 21:08

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18 Nov 21:48

Zeus, the cosmic owl with a galaxy in its eyes. This adorable...



Zeus, the cosmic owl with a galaxy in its eyes.

This adorable Screech Owl is blind and likely has vitreous strands in his eyes causing this stellar effect. He now lives safely in captivity at the Wildlife Learning Center in Los Angeles.

18 Nov 14:50

Гора от спомените

by Evgeni
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17 Nov 09:07

Шуменско плато

by Evgeni

Не спира да ме удивлява колко облагодетелствана с природни дадености е България. Да вземем за пример Шуменското плато. То е като свят, съществуващ извън потока на нашето време. Парче земя с обиколка 40 километра, издигащо се на 300 метра височина. Вековни гори опасват този остров, съхранил история от древни времена.

Така идеализирано запечатах образа на Платото. Може би защото пристигнах в ранни зори, докато мракът избледняваше, а мъглата ставаше все по-гъста.

Първата ми, от няколко цели, бе да посетя резерват Букака. Както личи от името, това е стара букова гора.

Прави ми впечатление, колко по-различна е тя от буковите гори в Стара Планина и Странджа. Тук дървета не са така колосални, с по-тънки стълбове са и растат по-нагъсто.

След като се запознах с чудния резерват, следващата цел са скалните църкви, намиращи се в южната част на платото. Без навигация, човек лесно може да се обърка. Така, например, табела Търновтабия гласи, че това е най-високото място в Дунавската равнина (502 м), което е укрепено, т.е. има останки от крепост там. Мнимата маркировка, вместо по утъпкана пътека, води през трънливи къпинаци. В най-високата точка не видях нито укрепление, нито нещо което да подсказва за географската и историческа важност на мястото.

Извън резервата сечта е в разгара си. Туристическият път е изцяло заличен от дълбоки кални коловози, преминаващи през иначе красивата есенна гора.

Серия от табели насочват вниманието на пътника да напусне коловозите и да поеме през гората надолу. Скоро се разкрива живописен, просторен пейзаж към Осмарската долина, изпъстрена от най-цветния сезон есента. А досега свързвах името Осмар само с прочутия пелин...

Тук е разположен скалният феномен Окото.

Под него е издълбана църква, която функционира и в момента.

Църквите в този район са няколко, но има и ниши, които по-скоро са се ползвали като килии.

До тях, разбира се, е можело да се стигне само с въже или стълба.

Златна есен, гарнирана със звуков фон от жужене на дърворезачки.

Последната цел е Шуменската крепост. Какъв късмет да я посетя, докато кипи усилен ремонт и навсякъде са нахвърляни строителни отпадъци.

Не бих могъл да пропусна огромният бетонен къс, който се издига над Шумен. И той, като всички останали паметници от комунистическото минало, изглежда безумно и не на място.

18 Nov 00:00

12 Funny Restaurant Names

From Thai Tanic to Bread Zeppelin, these pun-tastic restaurant names will leave you hungry for more laughs.
17 Nov 16:40

This "Flying Banana" Keeps Britain's Trains from Running off the Rails

by Andrew Tarantola

This "Flying Banana" Keeps Britain's Trains from Running off the Rails

The UK rail system includes more than 10,000 miles of track which, until relatively recently, had to be inspected at a walking pace. This laser-blasting, track-inspecting locomotive, however, does so faster than a speeding bullet (train).

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15 Nov 09:05

allaboutskyrim: When Skyrim mods just go too far. 













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When Skyrim mods just go too far. 

16 Nov 01:00

Are we really interested in saving time?

Why people secretly don't want to save time
17 Nov 00:00

12 Awesome Optical Illusion Tattoos

These 12 unusual tattoos will make you do a double take!
13 Nov 17:00

Not Your Average Winter Sweater

13 Nov 15:57

Scientists reveal amazing pictures inside mysterious Siberian hole

by Omar Kardoudi

Scientists reveal amazing pictures inside mysterious Siberian holeThe Siberian Times just published these new amazing pictures of an expedition of scientist who descended inside the mysterious crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. They are collecting data because its origin remains a mystery but, believe it or not, there may be a Bermuda Triangle connection.

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14 Nov 00:37

What the characters from South Park look like in real life

by Casey Chan

What the characters from South Park look like in real life

If you ever wondered what the characters of South Park looked like in real life in the minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, wonder no more. Last night's crazy episode revealed what Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny would look like if they weren't just cartoons made of shapes and circles but actual humans instead.

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14 Nov 00:00

Segal's Law

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
13 Nov 12:25

Самодивско пръскало

by Evgeni

Самодивското пръскало започна да става популярно отскоро. Причината е, че се намира встрани от еко-пътеката и досега нямаше маркировка. В Девин се сетиха, че тази природна забележителност носи изгода на града и ударно се заеха да изграждат нова инфраструктура до началото на туристическия маршрут. Навсякъде има големи табели с указания и човек не може да подмине пръскалото току-така.

Отклонението към водопада е кратко, около 500 метра, със съвсем леко изкачване. Пише, че е пълноводен само през пролетно-есенния сезон, но сега е още по-пълноводен заради обилните валежи.

По спомен, пада от 70 метра височина, което при такова количество вода го прави доста шумен и пръскащ.

Това е един от красивите водопади, който хем е стаен дълбоко в гората и до който се стига без особено дълго ходене. От началото на пътеката до него са само 1500 метра.

Иначе, маршрутът продължава по обичайните мостчета вградени от едната страна на живописното ждрело.

Пресича брега, разклонява се нагоре към планината и ни извежда до стара крепост. Ако решите да продължите срещу течението на реката, макар че там пътеката е заличена, ще стигнете до загадъчния Кемеров мост.

13 Nov 04:40

A size comparison of the comet 67P with popular sci-fi spaceships

by Casey Chan

A size comparison of the comet 67P with popular sci-fi spaceships

Christopher Becke, a high school physics teacher, made this outstanding size comparison showing what the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko would look like next to famous spacecrafts from science fiction. His images show the comet next to ships from Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica.

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12 Nov 18:04

Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

by Soulskill
sciencehabit writes: Blind from infancy, Daniel Kish learned as a young boy to judge his height while climbing trees by making rapid clicking noises and listening for their echoes off the ground. No one taught him the technique, which is now recognized as a human form of echolocation. Like Kish, a handful of blind echolocators worldwide have taught themselves to use clicks and echoes to navigate their surroundings with impressive ease — Kish can even ride his bike down the street. A study of sighted people newly trained to echolocate now suggests that the secret to Kish's skill isn't just supersensitive ears. Instead, the entire body, neck, and head are key to 'seeing' with sound — an insight that could assist blind people learning the skill.

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12 Nov 14:15

Avogadro Loves the Ladies

12 Nov 00:00

9 Strange Thanksgiving Crimes

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of togetherness, although some people often run a “fowl” of the law. Here are some of the strangest criminal Turkey Day incidents on the books…
11 Nov 06:53

VIDEO: Swan causes Heathrow standstill

A swan has caused a queue of aircraft at Heathrow, leaving passengers waiting while staff tried to escort it from the runway.
11 Nov 12:15

Dressed For the Occasion

11 Nov 00:00

10 Most Amazing Pieces of Lunch Art By Parents

Do your kids give you a hard time eating? These parents go the extra (ten thousand) miles to ensure their children's food looks fun enough to eat!
07 Nov 18:01

Human Clinical Trials To Begin On Drug That Reverses Diabetes In Animal Models

by Soulskill
Zothecula writes: A study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that verapamil, a drug widely used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and migraine headaches, is able to completely reverse diabetes in animal models. The UAB team will now move onto clinical trials to see if the same results are repeated in humans.

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09 Nov 15:30

CERN May Not Have Discovered Higgs Boson After All

by samzenpus
An anonymous reader writes Physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize for discovering the Higgs Boson, but some scientists believe that the particle may not have been discovered yet at all. A new study by a group of scientists from the University of Southern Denmark raises the possibility that the data collected from the Large Hadron Collider could instead explain another type of subatomic particle. Mads Toudal Frandsen, a particle physicist, explained in a statement, "The CERN data is generally taken as evidence that the particular particle is the Higgs particle ... It is true that the Higgs particle can explain the data but there can be other explanations, we would also get this data from other particles."

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10 Nov 13:48

Scientists Discover a Virus That Changes the Brain To "Make Humans More Stupid"

by samzenpus
concertina226 writes that researchers have found a virus that appears to reduce people’s thinking power and attention span. "Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska have discovered an algae virus that makes us more stupid by infecting our brains. The researchers were conducting a completely unrelated study into throat microbes when they realized that DNA in the throats of healthy people matched the DNA of a chlorovirus virus known as ATCV-1. ATCV-1 is a virus that infects the green algae found in freshwater lakes and ponds. It had previously been thought to be non-infectious to humans, but the scientists found that it actually affects cognitive functions in the brain by shortening attention span and causing a decrease in spatial awareness. For the first time ever, the researchers proved that microorganisms have the ability to trigger delicate physiological changes to the human body, without launching a full-blown attack on the human immune system."

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06 Nov 10:31

No job because of Irish 'alcoholism'

A teacher from the Republic of Ireland is told by an agency that she has been rejected for a job in South Korea due to the "alcoholism nature" of Irish people.
07 Nov 10:52

Pringles lid costs man almost £500

A man is ordered to pay almost £500 in fines and costs for dropping a Pringles lid on the ground in Bristol.
09 Nov 00:00

Brain's taste secrets uncovered

The brain has dedicated neurons for each of the five taste categories - salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami - scientists have discovered.
06 Nov 16:00

European Chocolate Wins This Time

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European Chocolate Wins This Time

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