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2010-12-06 14:12:49

How the brain's architecture makes our view of the world unique Wellcome Trust scientists have shown for the first time that exactly how we see our environment depends on the size of the visual part of our brain. We are all familiar with the idea that our thoughts and emotions differ from one person to another, but most people assume that how we perceive the visual world is usually very similar from person to person. However, the primary visual cortex "“ the area at the back of the...

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2008-06-18 00:05:00

Sometimes you just can't believe your eyes. This week is one of those times.On Wednesday night, June 18th, step outside at sunset and look around. You'll see a giant form rising in the east. At first glance it looks like the full Moon. It has craters and seas and the face of a man, but this "moon" is strangely inflated. It's huge!You've just experienced the Moon Illusion.There's no better time to see it. The full Moon of June 18th is a "solstice moon", coming only two days before the...

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2007-06-28 07:40:00

For sky watchers in the northern hemisphere, this weekend is the best time of the year to experience the mysterious and beautiful Moon Illusion. NASA -- Sometimes you can't believe your eyes. This weekend is one of those times. On Saturday night, June 30th, step outside at sunset and look around. You'll see a giant moon rising in the east. It looks like Earth's moon with the usual craters and seas, but something's wrong. This full moon is strangely inflated. It's huge! You've just...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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