OMG Facts When you repeat a word continuously and it loses meaning, it’s called “jamais vu.” Jamais vu means “never seen” and is considered the opposite or reverse of déjà vu. It means the sense of unfamiliarity in the presence of very familiar things, situations or words. It’s been observed and estimated that 60% of people have experienced jamais vu before. Jamais vu was first recognized about 100 years ago and musicians are prone to getting it while playing a familiar passage. The brain is fatigued in a way when jamais vu occurs. A genius explains Daniel Tammet is talking. As he talks, he studies my shirt and counts the stitches. Ever since the age of three, when he suffered an epileptic fit, Tammet has been obsessed with counting. Now he is 26, and a mathematical genius who can figure out cube roots quicker than a calculator and recall pi to 22,514 decimal places.
Hubble Wallpaper Search Picture Album Wallpaper Show Titles Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Severe nuclear reactor accidents likely every 10 to 20 years, European study suggests Western Europe has the worldwide highest risk of radioactive contamination caused by major reactor accidents. Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns in Chernobyl and Fukushima are more likely to happen than previously assumed. Based on the operating hours of all civil nuclear reactors and the number of nuclear meltdowns that have occurred, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated that such events may occur once every 10 to 20 years (based on the current number of reactors) -- some 200 times more often than estimated in the past.
geometric double-meanings Jen-chung Chuan Department of Mathematics National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu, Taiwan 300 firstname.lastname@example.org Introduction Why is a geometric figure important? A geometric figure clarifies a theorem, motivates a proof, stimulates the thinking process, sums up a lengthy animation, provides a counterexample to a wild conjecture, or just plainly announces the existence of a significant piece of mathematics. Why is a geometric figure interesting?
Hubble data predicts Milky Way galactic collision When Galaxies Collide! It sounds like an early science fiction novel. However, analysis of Hubble measurements shows that our own Milky Way galaxy is moving toward a head-on collision with our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy (also known as M31). The collision will start in about four billion years, and over the following three billion years the two spiral galaxies will coalesce into a large elliptical galaxy. Based on this data, NASA has produced a video of the upcoming collision. 100 Amazing Web Tools for Hobbyist Scholars Art & Design A student attending a school of art and design must learn how to communicate ideas through visual language. They study contemporary and classic artists, and learn traditional and modern methods of creating art, covering media like paint, sculpture, textiles, or digital design. With solid foundations in drawing, developed discipline and knowledge, students may pursue a variety of careers in graphic design, product design, conceptual art, illustration, and other fields.
'Life' gene missing on volcanoes 11 June 2012Last updated at 19:50 ET A gene thought previously to be present in all life on earth is missing in microbes in volcanoes A gene thought previously to be present in all life on earth is missing in microbes living in boiling acid near the summits of volcanoes. The protein, thought to be one of the fundamental building-blocks of life, is not present in certain volcanic single cell organisms. St Andrews university scientists studied archaea, which are similar to bacteria but have a separate origin. They found the expected gene missing and another in its place.
List of cognitive biases Illustration by John Manoogian III (jm3). Cognitive biases can be organized into four categories: biases that arise from too much information, not enough meaning, the need to act quickly, and the limits of memory. Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies over some of these biases as to whether they count as useless or irrational, or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person.
Total Solar Eclipse 2012 photos, near Mount Carbine, Queensland, Australia November 14, Queensland, Australia Homepage Astrophotos Australia 2012 photos Purchase Photos! Total Solar Eclipse of November 14, 2012, as seen from a hilltop about 20 miles west of the Outback town of Mount Carbine, Queensland, along the Mulligan Highway (Peninsula Development Road), a road only paved in recent years. Heading inland to get away from coastal showers and clouds which were promising to interfere with the viewing, we drove some 150 miles into the outback to find a good spot the day before and settled upon a remote hillside, up along a dirt track that pulled away from the main road. The location was about 40 miles inland, and 67 miles from Cairns, as the crow flies.