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There are a few things in this world that we can always rely on as constants: The sun will always rise each morning, the seasons will always change and time will inevitably march forward at its predictable clip. Except the sun doesn't actually rise, seasons are disappearing and time ... well, see, time is tricky, too. For example ...
We've all dreamed of having superpowers at some point (today), but the majority of us have to accept the sobering reality that preternatural abilities simply aren't possible. That is, except for some rare cases of real, actual people with bona fide powers that defy explanation (and in some cases practical application).
Everyone should be familiar with the genus Dionea or "Venus Fly Trap" above, but the vegetative world is home to plenty stranger, and while perhaps not as adrenaline-pumping as Crustaceans or as gruesome as Amphibians , plants provide food, shelter and oxygen for the entire kingdom Animalia, so they certainly deserve the spotlight once in a while, and their weirdness does not disappoint. Rather unremarkable in appearance from above, these tiny aquatic plants are actually carnivorous, and display one of the most sophisticated mechanisms (carnivorous or otherwise) in the entire known plant kingdom.
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The field of science is capable of some amazing things, mostly because it's filled with all the Albert Einsteins and Doogie Howsers the world has produced over the centuries.
On some level we already know that language shapes the way we think. We're automatically more afraid to fight a guy named Jack Savage than somebody named Peewee Nipplepuss, even if we've never seen either of them before. It's totally illogical, but you probably run into an example of that every day, and don't notice it.
I know words are a powerful thing but I never knew it had so much influence on how we perceive things. by Oct 17
Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it.
The universe is full of weird substances like liquid metal and whatever preservative keeps Larry King alive. But mankind isn't happy to accept the weirdness of nature when we can create our own abominations of science that, due to the miracle of technology, spit in nature's face and call it retarded. That's why we came up with...
We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls.
You are here: Home / Bizarre / Top 10 Civilizations That Mysteriously Disappeared Throughout our history, most civilizations have either met a slow demise or were wiped out by natural disasters or invasion.
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Ever wanted X-ray specs or super-human vision? Chromoscope lets you explore our Galaxy (the Milky Way) and the distant Universe in a range of wavelengths from gamma-rays to the longest radio waves.
The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year.