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How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain

Written by on August 8, 2019 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain

Visual, or optical, illusions show us that our minds tend to make assumptions about the world – and what you think you see is often not the truth. Throughout history, curious minds have questioned why our eyes are so easily fooled by these simple drawings. Illusions, we have found, can reveal everything from how we process time and space to our experience of consciousness. Here’s why… #opticalillusions

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Should Flibanserin (the New “Female Viagra”) Be Approved by the FDA?

Written by on June 1, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Should Flibanserin (the New “Female Viagra”) Be Approved by the FDA?

As women age, their sex drive can decrease significantly. Have doctors found a pill that can relight a woman’s sexual desire? On 3 and 4 June, the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) will convene an advisory panel to recommend whether Flibanserin – touted as the “female Viagra” – should be approved for use in patients. The question is divisive, however – with strong arguments for and against.

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Can Two-Star Systems Like Tatooine’s Exist?

Written by on May 5, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Can Two-Star Systems Like Tatooine’s Exist?

In Star Wars, the planet Tatooine has two suns. Is a double sunset a work of fiction, or is a binary star system possible? Julia Wilde of DNews provides the answer.

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The Science Behind the Nepal Earthquake

Written by on April 28, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Science Behind the Nepal Earthquake

Last weekend a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal. Why did it happen? In this short video, Julia Wilde of DNews describes the science behind earthquakes.

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How Many Dimensions Does The Universe Have?

Written by on November 8, 2014 in Earth & Space, Science with 1 Comment
How Many Dimensions Does The Universe Have?

Dimensions are complicated, and wrapping your mind around how many there are can give you a headache. Trace explains everything you should know about them.

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