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The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo

Head of a European or Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) Vincenzo Leonardi (1589/90-1646) Rome, 1635. Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gum, over black chalk. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019   During the 17th century the … Continue reading

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What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic

TEDx Talks Published on 13 Jul 2016 Carl Safina takes us inside the lives and minds of animals around the world, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion, showing why the word “it” is often inappropriate as we … Continue reading

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Self Worth Theory: The Key to Understanding & Overcoming Procrastination | Nic Voge | TEDxPrincetonU

TEDx Talks Published on 20 Dec 2017 Nearly 80% of college students report that procrastination is a significant issue for them. Procrastination is not a matter of mere “laziness” and the solution is not simply “better time management”. Could it … Continue reading

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A mind-blowing explanation of the speed of light | Michelle Thaller

Light exists outside of time. – The only things that travel at the speed of light are photons. – Nothing with any mass at all can travel at the speed of light because as it gets closer and closer to … Continue reading

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RSA ANIMATE: The Divided Brain

Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply “emotion on the right, reason on the left,” but something far more complex and interesting. A Best of the Web … Continue reading

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Senses of smell may begin on the tongue – ScienceBlog.com

Scientists from the Monell Center report that functional olfactory receptors, the sensors that detect odors in the nose, are also present in human taste cells found on the tongue. The findings suggest that interactions between the senses of smell and taste, … Continue reading

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New Subatomic Particles Are Shifting the Standard Model of Physics

The Large Hadron Collider just discovered a new pentaquark, but how does it fit in our current understanding of the Standard Model? Could Everything We Know About String Theory Be Wrong? – https://youtu.be/gVcwcaI_viQ Read More: LHCb experiment discovers a new … Continue reading

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This Is What Exercise Does to Your Brain

Scientists are getting closer to understanding why exercise makes us feel good. (It’s more than endorphins.) If exercise were a drug, we would say its benefits were too good to be true. Not only does it keep us healthy and help … Continue reading

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The Connected Universe | Nassim Haramein | TEDxUCSD

Through nearly 30 years of research in physics and writing multiple papers, Haramein has come to a deep understanding of the underlying mechanics of our universe, using his equations and theory to calculate the most accurate prediction of the charge … Continue reading

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Fossil Site Reveals Day That Meteor Hit Earth and, Maybe, Wiped Out Dinosaurs

Sixty-six million years ago, a giant meteor slammed into Earth off the coast of modern-day Mexico. Firestorms incinerated the landscape for miles around. Even creatures thousands of miles away were doomed on that fateful day, if not by fire and brimstone, then by … Continue reading

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