Your brain is the ultimate augmented reality device

In the recent years, we have been witnessing a staggering progress in smartphone technology. In addition to net surfing, listening to music,...

How Old is Time?

Trying to imagine the beginning of time is just as hard as trying to imagine that time has no beginning. Both possibilities are equally...

How to Make a Hit?

As a rule, something becomes popular when people are able to recognize it quickly and without much effort. The effect of familiarity...

Why does digital music only make sense to a human ear?

German acoustics professor Eberhard Zwicker spent years studying the ways humans recognise sounds. After conducting a number of experiments, he reached an important conclusion:...

What is randomness?

You might think it must be easy to define randomness, but nothing could be further from the truth. Not only is it difficult to...

CRISPR – Biotechnology of the Future

In 1987, Japanese scientists from Osaka University reported an unusual occurrence they had observed in a strand of E. coli bacteria. A strange part...

Conquering Absolute Zero

At a time when adventurers were still competing to conquer the ice-cold vastness of the North and South Poles, scientists were running a tight...

Nutrition Trends and the Secret of Healthy Diet

The first industrially prepared baby formula that supposedly contained enough nutrients to replace breast milk successfully was invented in the mid-19th century by German...

The Power of Uncertainty

Humans generally try to avoid the feelings of uncertainty and ambiguity. We are naturally inclined towards resolving ambiguous situations asap. When we are put...

Thinking About Alternatives

There is no doubt that humans are significantly different from all other creatures that have ever inhabited the Earth. In a few thousand years...

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