Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

The Cabinet of Wonders

  An antique cabinet acquired inadvertently by a Washington, D.C. lawyer turned out to hold Alfred Russel Wallace‘s collection of 1,700 specimens housed in 26 drawers.  

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What if humans were twice as intelligent

A fun article at livescience.com poses an interesting question; “What happens if we all become twice as smart?” This is not a strange thought since human IQ has been steadily rising since measurements began. This is called the Flynn effect … Continue reading

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A New Look at the Piltdown Man

When the Piltdown Man was revealed to be a ‘cheap fraud’, several eminent men – including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – were put in the frame. Now scientists aim to put an end to the mystery once and for all. In a … Continue reading

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A quantum connection between light and motion

Physicists have demonstrated a system in which light is used to control the motion of an object that is large enough to be seen with the naked eye at the level where quantum mechanics governs its behaviour. The movement of objects … Continue reading

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Neural basis of Prosopagnosia investigated

For Bradley Duchaine, there is definitely more than meets the eye where faces are concerned. With colleagues at Birkbeck College in the University of London, he is investigating the process of facial recognition, seeking to understand the complexity of what is … Continue reading

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