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How many fingers do you see?
Two fingersOctober 2, 2009 ET
A study by the University of Alberta's Elena Nicoladis and Simone Pika from the University of Manchester shows that gestures in a foreign land may have unwilling consequences.
How the brain stays in balance
BrainSeptember 25, 2009 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?
ArtSeptember 18, 2009 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
CementSeptember 11, 2009 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 brainSeptember 4, 2009 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
planetAugust 28, 2009 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 languageAugust 21, 2009 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
ImitationAugust 14, 2009 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 WatchAugust 7, 2009 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 lifeJuly 31, 2009 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
HappinesJuly 24, 2009 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 starsJuly 17, 2009 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.
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