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Word-Origins.com – History and Etymology of Words. Who, What, Why: Why is 'the hum' such a mystery. 13 June 2011Last updated at 14:49 A village in Durham is the latest place to report a strange vibrating noise - known as "the hum".

Who, What, Why: Why is 'the hum' such a mystery

Why is it such a mystery? According to sufferers, it is as if someone has parked next to your house and left the engine running. The Hum is a mystery low frequency noise, a phenomenon that has been reported across Britain, North America and Australia in the past four decades. Gut Bacteria Know Secrets About Your Future : Krulwich Wonders… You have a hundred trillion of these guys in you right now.

Gut Bacteria Know Secrets About Your Future : Krulwich Wonders…

Before you were born, you had hardly any. Beautiful Weather Graphs and Maps. Richard Feynman Physics Lectures and Richard Feynman Videos, page 1. How new research aims to protect our privacy on IPv6 networks. Nothing. Image via Wikipedia This past Saturday I saw a video of Mark Gungor’s “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.”

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One thing that stood out was his discussion of the difference between the minds of men and women. According to Gungor, a man’s mind can be understood in terms of boxes: we have a box for each thing and each thing has its own box. In contrast, a woman’s mind is like a ball of wires-everything is interconnected and everything is linked to emotions. How Children's Brain Soak In Shocking News Stories. 50 Ridiculous and Weird Facts About the Human Body. Did you know that you may not have felt real empathy until you graduated from high school?

50 Ridiculous and Weird Facts About the Human Body

Or, that your brain is the consistency of tofu? The following 50 ridiculous and weird (but true) facts about the human body can prove how little you might know about yourself (even if you are a surgical technician). The average adult brain weighs just under 3 pounds and is the consistency of tofu.Although multitaskers are extremely confident in their abilities, evidence exists that shows those people are actually worse at multitasking than most people.When considering an action that would affect others, teens were less likely than adults to use the medial prefrontal cortex, an area associated with empathy and guilt.Overall, over time, human brains have shrunk.

A fingernail grows 1/8 inch per month and can grow up to four inches per year.Your fingernails and hair do not continue to grow after death. Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life. Hide captionAn X-ray shows the dual turbinelike blood pumps that replaced Craig Lewis' heart.

Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life

These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life. Courtesy of the Texas Heart Institute An X-ray shows the dual turbinelike blood pumps that replaced Craig Lewis' heart. Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator. 31 Year Anniversary of Mount St. Helens Eruption (31 Pics) Mount St.

31 Year Anniversary of Mount St. Helens Eruption (31 Pics)

Helens erupting with Spirit Lake reflection 05-19-82. This was just the beginning. Mount St. Helens and the devastated area is now within the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, under jurisdiction of the United States Forest Service. Man Arrested At The Large Hadron Collider Claims To Be From The Future. Determined to be different: what we do changes the wiring of our genes. The human genome provides penetrating and unexpected insights into human individual and collective history.

Determined to be different: what we do changes the wiring of our genes

When Cassini Met Nine Inch Nails. What do you get when you mix space exploration with an industrial rock band?

When Cassini Met Nine Inch Nails

If you’re thinking a bunch of Klingons trying their hand at slash metal, you’re not the only one. However, if you asked designer/director Chris Abbas a very different blend of space music would result. The Big Chandra Picture. The Big Chandra Picture In more than a decade of operation, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has transformed our view of the high-energy Universe with its ability to make exquisite X-ray images of star clusters, supernova remnants, galactic eruptions, and collisions between clusters of galaxies.

The Big Chandra Picture

As Chandra expands the realm of the known, it continues to raise new questions and point the way for future exploration. This photo blog presents some of Chandra's most spectacular images in a large and shareable format. Follow Chandra on Twitter 10 Apr 2014. Solar flare? Yes, but tonight's northern lights have a more spectacular cause. Skywatchers in the northern US tonight may become the beneficiaries of a major burp from the sun that took place June 7.

Solar flare? Yes, but tonight's northern lights have a more spectacular cause.

Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition While the solar storm did include a solar flare, the giant pulse of plasma, electricity, and matter that fountained across nearly half the sun's surface was a coronal mass ejection – and that's what we can thank for the auroral display filling the skies Wednesday night.

If the oncoming hordes of charged particles from that event reach Earth at the right time, aurora could be visible on the northern horizon as far south as Washington, D.C., according to an alert today from the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute. If you live in the northern half of the country, look north around midnight local time, say experts. Residents in the southern hemisphere would see the mirror opposite of any aurora in the northern hemisphere. What an Astronaut's Camera Sees‬‏