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Understanding How You See In The Dark
2013-10-31 09:00:19

Most people can see their body's movement in the absence of light

2013-10-21 13:38:31

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness.

Making Prosthetic Limbs More Touch Sensitive
2013-10-15 04:35:49

Researchers from the University of Chicago are laying the foundation for prosthetic limbs that could one day convey real-time touch-related data to amputees through a direct interface with the brain.

DEET Alternatives Of The Future
2013-10-03 04:27:36

In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET, scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant.

Spinning Doesn't Dizzy Ballerinas Due To Brain Conditioning
2013-09-27 13:46:12

Spinning around in circles causes dizziness in most people, which could be a problem for figure skaters or ballerinas who must perform several spins during a typical routine. However, new research in the journal Cerebral Cortex indicates that ballerinas may have conditioned their brain to better handle a series of quick spins.

2013-09-23 10:19:27

People can be easily tricked into believing an artificial finger is their own.

Scientists Categorize Smells Ten Groups
2013-09-19 08:44:34

Of all the different odors and smells floating around the globe, scientists say humans can only detect ten basic categories of scents.

2013-09-12 12:37:01

Do you love chomping on raw broccoli while your best friend can't stand the healthy veggie in any form or guise?


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.