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Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch – ScienceBlog.com

In the eternal search for understanding what makes us human, scientists found that our brains are more sensitive to pitch, the harmonic sounds we hear when listening to music, than our evolutionary relative the macaque monkey. The study, funded in … Continue reading

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What hallucination reveals about our minds

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnet syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

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Bats have an ambulance in their ears – ScienceBlog.com

Anybody who has been passed by an ambulance at high speed has experienced a physical effect called the Doppler shift: As the ambulance moves toward the listener, its motion compresses the siren’s sound waves and raises the sound pitch. As the … Continue reading

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Origami rose inspires a new way to collect and purify water – ScienceBlog.com

The rose is one of the most iconic plants in popular culture, but now the flower could hold more than symbolic value.A new device for collecting and purifying water, developed at The University of Texas at Austin, was inspired by … Continue reading

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How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics

Hope this was worth the wait! So many people helped with this video: Prof John Sperry, Hank Green, Henry Reich, CGP Grey, Prof Poliakoff, my mum filmed for me in beautiful Stanley Park and Jen S helped with the fourth … Continue reading

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What causes insomnia? – Dan Kwartler

What keeps you up at night? Pondering deep questions? Excitement about a big trip? Stress about unfinished work? What if the very thing keeping you awake was stress about losing sleep? This seemingly unsolvable loop is at the heart of … Continue reading

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We need worms

Did you ever wonder why one in six children has a mental health disorder? One in every six seems to be a few too many, I would think. Did you ever wonder why 20 per cent of women, in the … Continue reading

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You’ve Heard of a Murder of Crows. How About a Crow Funeral? | Deep Look

It’s a common site in many parks and backyards: Crows squawking. But groups of the noisy black birds may not just be raising a fuss, scientists say. They may be holding a funeral. Kaeli Swift, a Ph.D. candidate at the … Continue reading

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Evidence for the Multiverse | Full Talk | Catherine Heymans

The Institute of Art and Ideas Published on 25 May 2019 Can we ever observe universes beyond our own? Astrophysicist Catherine Heymans reveals the latest innovations that might help map out the multiverse.

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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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