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How the brain stays in balance
BrainFriday September 25, 2009 6:01PM ET
Human brain is a wonder of nature and scientist wonder for centuries how it works. But another question is equally important: human brain is made up of 100 billion neurons and trillions of interconnections - what maintains all that in balance?
How do we perceive art?
ArtFriday September 18, 2009 6:01PM ET
Let's suppose that Picasso made a portret of your wife; would you recognize her? You certainly would. What's in our mind which makes distinction between "reality" and "art"?
The mystery revealed after 2,000 years
CementFriday September 11, 2009 6:01PM ET
The Roman Empire had excellent engineers 2,000 years ago and a building material which survived until today - cement. Although it is use in the whole world, cement's basic molecular structure was not known until recent MIT research.
City and brain, all the same
City and brainFriday September 4, 2009 6:01PM ET
Cities and brains have different types of evolution but the outcome is very similar - the evolution of cities mirrors the evolution of human and animal brains.
The planet that shouldn't exist
planetFriday August 28, 2009 6:01PM ET
The 'most unlikely' discovery of a new planet which could spiral into its star within the next 500,000 years, has been made by Scottish astronomers.
All words belong to the same language
Learning languageFriday August 21, 2009 6:01PM ET
You are worth more with every new language you learn. But did you know that you actually don't learn words from other language but add them to your existing vocabulary? The two languages simply become one.
Monkey see, monkey do, monkey benefits
ImitationFriday August 14, 2009 6:01PM ET
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Indeed, there's no better way, shows a new research, to enter a new society, than to imitate what the members do.
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