• Optical Illusions:  How Our Eyes Trick Our Brains

    Optical Illusions: How Our Eyes Trick Our Brains0

    Over 50% of the cortex, the large outer layer of the brain, is devoted to vision.  Optical illusions illustrate that the mind makes assumptions about the world – it is the final arbiter of what the eyes see.  This gifographic covers optical illusions from primitive forms starting with the Ancient Greeks in 350BC, to 21st

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  • How Big Is The Solar System? [infographic]

    How Big Is The Solar System? [infographic]0

    Understanding Our Solar System The human race has always been fascinated with the universe and solar system. But it is with just cause that we are. We still have no idea what truly lies beyond our Milky Way. Our galaxy is a mere spec in the grander scheme of things. There is no way anyone

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  • Why does multiplying two negatives give you a positive?

    Why does multiplying two negatives give you a positive?0

    I found myself in a difficult situation the other day:  explaining the multiplication of two negative numbers to my 8 year old. Negative numbers are rather simple to illustrate when using temperature because there is a clearly visible “zero” Celsius and numbers on either side of it.  Living in Canada, we can see dramatic fluctuations

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  • Writers Will Certainly Appreciate these 5 Jokes

    Writers Will Certainly Appreciate these 5 Jokes2

    What Are The Most Common Writing Mistakes Writers Can’t Help But Laugh About? Writers are a bit of an odd breed. You’ve never truly encountered a stickler for grammar and syntax until you’ve met a professional writer. Whilst most people view written word as a pass time, to a writer it is so much deeper

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  • So much sand, so many uses

    So much sand, so many uses0

    Who knew sand could be so interesting? Typically, we tend to only care or think about sand when it’s beneath our feet as we’re relaxing on the beach soaking in the Sun’s rays. But, sand’s role in our lives expands far beyond our favorite beaches. Sand has served a much more practical purpose ever since our ancient

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  • A Solution to Fermi’s Paradox?

    A Solution to Fermi’s Paradox?1

    This article was written by Jim Walker at NoBeliefs.com.  It is reproduced with his permission.  We think you’ll enjoy his take on the Fermi Paradox, a subject we’ve covered a number of times. Fermi’s paradox comes from an argument made by the physicist Enrico Fermi and the astrophysicist Michael H. Hart. The paradox states that

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