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Math Gems. From Eric Weisstein's World of Chemistry. Juan Enriquez shares mindboggling science. Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool. Panoptikos. 10 Creepy Plants That Shouldn't Exist. We spend a lot of time here at Cracked pointing out horrors of nature that slither on the land and lurch through the sea.

10 Creepy Plants That Shouldn't Exist

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder.

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating

Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. Factoids > adjective order in English. The "ugly red wooden box" sounds correct, but the "wooden red ugly box" sounds wrong. ‪Pistol Shrimp‬‏

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Researchers Discover the First Known Virus That Preys on Other Viruses. For The Ladies. ← Previous Post Next Post → For The Ladies jon January 9, 2011 3 Other Stuff You Might Also Like» How Deaf People Think How Spam Came to Mean Junk Mail How to Remove Stripped Screws Origin of the Words Geek and Nerd 10 Interesting Celebrity Facts 10 Interesting Human Body Facts 8 Interesting Facts About Businesses Quick Facts.

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S Gravity Probe B confirms two Einstein theories. Artist concept of Gravity Probe B orbiting the Earth to measure space-time, a four-dimensional description of the universe including height, width, length, and time.

s Gravity Probe B confirms two Einstein theories

Stanford and NASA researchers have confirmed two predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, concluding one of the space agency's longest-running projects. Known as Gravity Probe B, the experiment used four ultra-precise gyroscopes housed in a satellite to measure two aspects of Einstein's theory about gravity. The first is the geodetic effect, or the warping of space and time around a gravitational body.

List of mathematical symbols. 32232.jpg (JPEG Image, 1199×782 pixels) - Scaled (76. Alkali metals in water, accurate! 6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast. Psychological research over three decades demonstrates the power of Stimulus Control Therapy.

6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast

Can’t get a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. In surveys of what would improve people’s lives, a good night’s sleep frequently comes near the top of the list. Poor sleep results in worse cognitive performance, including degraded memory, attention, performance and alertness. And in the long term insomnia is also associated with anxiety and depression. All sorts of methods have been tried to combat poor sleep, from drugs through psychological remedies to more outlandish treatments. The problem with drugs is that they have side-effects and are often addictive. Stimulus Control Therapy Professor Richard R. Of these the most successful single intervention is called Stimulus Control Therapy (Morin et al., 2006).

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality. Neurosci : Neuroscience articles, jobs and information. Your Brain in Love. Men and women can now thank a dozen brain regions for their romantic fervor.

Your Brain in Love

Researchers have revealed the fonts of desire by comparing functional MRI studies of people who indicated they were experiencing passionate love, maternal love or unconditional love. Together, the regions release neuro­transmitters and other chemicals in the brain and blood that prompt greater euphoric sensations such as attraction and pleasure.

Conversely, psychiatrists might someday help individuals who become dan­gerously depressed after a heartbreak by adjusting those chemicals. Passion also heightens several cognitive functions, as the brain regions and chemicals surge. “It’s all about how that network interacts,” says Stephanie Ortigue, an assistant professor of psychology at Syracuse University, who led the study. Graphics by James W. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies. Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

RF Cafe - Mathematical References. Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science. 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself. I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People.

47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself

As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and persuasive website, web application or software application. Hammack Home. This book is an introduction to the standard methods of proving mathematical theorems.

Hammack Home

It has been approved by the American Institute of Mathematics' Open Textbook Initiative. Also see the Mathematical Association of America Math DL review (of the 1st edition), and the Amazon reviews. The second edition is identical to the first edition, except some mistakes have been corrected, new exercises have been added, and Chapter 13 has been extended. UCSB scientists discover how the brain encodes memories at a cellular level. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories.

The finding, published in the December 24 issue of the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory. The team of scientists is the first to uncover a central process in encoding memories that occurs at the level of the synapse, where neurons connect with each other. "When we learn new things, when we store memories, there are a number of things that have to happen," said senior author Kenneth S. Kosik, co-director and Harriman Chair in Neuroscience Research, at UCSB's Neuroscience Research Institute.