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Toy Stories: Portraits of Children and their Toys Around the World – Colossal

Gabriele Galimberti spent more than two years traveling the world, visiting over fifty countries to photograph young children with their toys. The Italian photographer shares in a statement on Toy Stories, “I recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids … Continue reading

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Everything big data claims to know about you could be wrong – ScienceBlog.com

When it comes to understanding what makes people tick — and get sick — medical science has long assumed that the bigger the sample of human subjects, the better. But new research led by UC Berkeley suggests this big-data approach … Continue reading

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Why don’t most people become radicalised?

To understand what leads people into violent extremism, scientists are turning the question on its head and asking why it is that most young people don’t become radicalised. It’s part of a wave of research attempting to find ways of … Continue reading

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The Equation of Time: Clocks Vs Sundials

A few centuries ago, the arbiter of “local noon” wasn’t the mechanical clock, it was the sundial. The pseudoscientific-sounding “equation of time” is how you convert between the two — and perhaps not the way you’d expect.

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Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia – ScienceBlog.com

Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in the field of dementia research. A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia, however, has stood in the way of significant clinical … Continue reading

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How do you weigh a galaxy? Especially the one you’re in? – ScienceBlog.com

A new technique for estimating the mass of galaxies promises more reliable results, especially when applied to large datasets generated by current and future surveys, according to a research team led by Ekta Patel at the University of Arizona. Published … Continue reading

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A modern interpretation of the cuckoo clock by German artist Guido Zimmermann that takes its cues from urban living and compelling architecture. “The hull is new, but the soul, a clockwork with a cuckoo, is still an old one,” the … Continue reading

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How Do Animals See the World?

Animal eyes come in the most spectacular range of styles, shapes, and sizes. There are eyes with lenses made of rock, eyes that can look up and down at the same time, and eyes that can spot prey from a … Continue reading

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Everything we do is music | Milton Mermikides | TEDxGroningen

TEDx Talks Published on 7 Jun 2016 When you grow up as a kid feeling disconnected by society, connecting with music and science can be a magical discovery. What would happen if we could use science to find music in … Continue reading

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How poverty changes your mind-set – ScienceBlog.com

The proportion of the global population living on less than $1.90 per person per day has fallen—from 18 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2013, according to the World Bank. In the United States, however, the poverty rate has … Continue reading

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