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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.
Watch asteroids approaching
NASA Asteroid WatchFriday August 7, 2009 6:01PM ET
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is introducing a new Web site that will provide information on near-Earth objects, asteroids and comets that can approach Earth.
Water in comets, life on Earth
Comet lifeFriday July 31, 2009 6:01PM ET
The existence of liquid water in comets gives added support for a connection between life on Earth and comets.
Merry Irishman and his hedonimeter
HappinesFriday July 24, 2009 6:01PM ET
In 1881, the optimistic Irish economist Francis Edgeworth imagined a strange device called a "hedonimeter", in other words, a happiness sensor; 128 years later his dream came true.
The earliest twin stars in the universe
The earliest twin starsFriday July 17, 2009 6:01PM ET
By creating robust simulations of the early universe, astrophysicists have gained the most detailed understanding to date of the formation of the first stars.
Plans for a hotel on ISS
Space ShuttleFriday July 10, 2009 6:01PM ET
The International Space Station (ISS) is a fantastic place for scientist but it could be a nice place for tourists in not so distant future.
If you need help, don't buy self-help books
self helpFriday July 3, 2009 6:01PM ET
If people are instructed to focus exclusively on positive thoughts, they may find negative thoughts to be especially discouraging. The result: "I'm beautiful" turns into "I'm ugly".
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