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18 "Harry Potter" Posts That You Shouldn't Read If You Cry Easily. A quick puzzle to tell whether you know what people are thinking - Washington Post. 20 Amazing Scientific Reasons Behind Hindu Traditions. 1.

20 Amazing Scientific Reasons Behind Hindu Traditions

Joining Both Palms together to Greet In Hindu culture, people greet each other by joining their palms – termed as “Namaskar.” The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect. However, scientifically speaking, joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate the pressure points which helps us remember that person for a long time. 2. Image courtesy Wearing toe rings is not just the significance of married women but there is science behind it. 3.

The general reasoning given for this act is that it brings Good Luck. 7 Secrets Only Two Living People Know (For Some Reason) What do you suppose are the most well-kept secrets in the world?

7 Secrets Only Two Living People Know (For Some Reason)

The launch codes for the American nuclear arsenal? The location of Jimmy Hoffa's bones? Not even close. Below are secrets that only two people on planet Earth know. Sometimes they have very good reasons to keep these secrets so fiercely. 20 Clever Inventions You Probably Didn't Know Were Made By Indians. Indian inventions and discoveries have been instrumental in shaping the face of the current modern world.

20 Clever Inventions You Probably Didn't Know Were Made By Indians

We picked up 20 such interesting findings out of a whole bunch that will make you go, “I didn’t know that”. 1. Buttons image sources 1, 2. The "Wow" Signal - 15 Signs That Can Prove Aliens Exist. 10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong. Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science, but since its inception it has helped us to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our interactions with the world.

10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong

Many psychological experiments have been valid and ethical, allowing researchers to make new treatments and therapies available, and giving other insights into our motivations and actions. Sadly, others have ended up backfiring horribly — ruining lives and shaming the profession. Here are ten psychological experiments that spiraled out of control. 10. Stanford Prison Experiment. 10 of the Biggest Lies in History" According to myth, a young George Washington confessed to cutting down a cherry tree by proclaiming, "I cannot tell a lie.

10 of the Biggest Lies in History"

" The story is testament to how much respect Americans have for their cherished first president and honesty in general. 10 Oldest Known Diseases" In the study of ancient diseases, nothing speaks like the dead.

10 Oldest Known Diseases"

"Bone abnormalities are a strong identification source," said Dr. Anne Grauer, anthropologist at Loyola University Chicago and president of the Paleopathology Association, during a personal interview. Top 5 Scary Modern Technologies" 5 NASA Inventions You Won't Believe" When the Mars Pathfinder (1997) and Mars Rover (2004) missions landed on the Red Planet, they landed hard.

5 NASA Inventions You Won't Believe"

Love in the Lab: Top 5 Historical Discoveries About Sex" Top 5 Sci-fi Weapons that Might Actually Happen" Time travel isn't a weapon, necessarily, but neither is a B-52 Stratofortress.

Top 5 Sci-fi Weapons that Might Actually Happen"

The latter is a bomber, a delivery system for weapons. Top 10 Brain Myths" At one time in history, decapitation was one of the preferred methods of execution, in part thanks to the guillotine.

Top 10 Brain Myths"

Although many countries that execute criminals have dispatched with the method, it's still performed by certain governments, terrorists and others. Ridiculously Common Science Myths. 10 Myths about Video Games" Top 10 Doomsday Prophecies" 10 Complete Falsehoods about Food" No. 40 Causes ADHD in Children Dye No. 40, also known as Allura red, is the most prevalent dye used in food manufacturing in the United States and is an ingredient in everything from nacho-flavored chips and toaster pastries to fresh-cut meat and breakfast cereal.

10 Complete Falsehoods about Food"

Even foods that are not pink or red, such as marshmallows and vanilla snack cakes, may have Dye No. 40 (or Red 40) in their ingredient line-up. Many of these foods are particularly appealing to children, and some people have suspected that food dyes lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Part of the controversy surrounds the fact that food dyes are not a necessary part of food preparation; they are composed of chemicals that aren't essential to a food's taste or texture.

Water-soluble artificial dyes, which come in liquid, powder or granule form, are used to reintroduce color removed from foods by processing or cooking.


Unread. Where Does Art Come From? We’re creatures of habit. We seek routine and safety. The Look of Love: Top 5 Physical Signs of Attraction" Start the Countdown When it comes to love (or lust, as the case may be), men and women know what they like when they see it. Ask people to describe their ideal romantic partners, and they might draw a blank or merely offer a vague outline, but that doesn't matter so much, since they'll immediately know when they encounter him or her.

According to Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher, the human body is such a finely tuned attraction-seeking machine, it takes only one second to intuitively decide whether someone's physically hot or not [source: Fisher]. Science of Sex Appeal: Sex vs. Love" How GPS Receivers Work" Our ancestors had to go to pretty extreme measures to keep from getting lost.

May 12th: How We Measure Distances to Stars and Galaxies. « « May 11th: Planet Hunters | May 13th: Planetary Portraits and Spacescapes » » Posted by kortney.hogan on May 12, 2011 in Podcast | 8 comments Podcast: Download Date: May 12, 2011.