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Deciphering the Siberian Unicorn’s Story

December 13th, 2017|

Legends of the unicorn, or a beast with a single horn, have been around for millennia in China and Eastern Europe.
The Chinese “K’i-lin”, referring to some sort of beast, was translated into Turkish and Mongolic languages and lore. While the writers in all these languages did not know how to describe the beast, one […]

Brainternet Project – First human brain linked to the internet in real time

September 15th, 2017|

The brainternet project is an absolute world first, and an amazing achievement.
The Wits biomedical engineers have connected a human brain to the internet. Long story short, it streams brainwaves to the web, by converting the brain into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the World Wide Web. They are ultimately aiming to enable interactivity between the […]

Antidepressant Soil Microbes – How dirt makes you happy

September 11th, 2017|

It turns out that you can easily get rid of your serious blues. You just need to get your hands a little dirty.
Soil microbes have been proven to have similar effects on the brain as any antidepressant drug you might use. The good news is that this option is totally without side effects or chemical dependency potential. In a world of […]

Hurricane Irma explained by this amazing weatherman

September 8th, 2017|

Good thing with the hurricane Irma is that it feels like it’s time to become a meteorologist, aye?
Alan Sealls is Chief Meteorologist at WKRG-TV, seen weekdays on News 5 at 5, News 5 at 6, the Gulf Coast CW News at 9, and News 5 at 10. He has three decades of experience in TV. […]

New Species of Psychedelic Lichen Contains Tryptamine and Psilocybin

February 13th, 2017|

Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing bunch.
They exist only because of a symbiotic relationship between algae (or cyanobacteria) and fungi. The fungus creates a network that sustains, hydrates and protects the alga, which in turn provides sugars through photosynthesis. So, while they exhibit plant-like characteristics, they are not plants. They […]

Adorable octopus – An amazing species was discovered!

March 5th, 2016|

In one of science’s cutest recent discoveries, a deep-diving robot — associated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Okeanos Explorer — has spotted what may be a new species of octopus.

“It is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any described genus,” NOAA wrote in a blog post.

14,074 feet — or 4,290 meters […]

The ‘Hairy Nails’ fashion trend

February 23rd, 2016|

When the next full moon comes around, you can now totally look part with the arrival of this new furry fashion trend. It’s not a hoax or prank either, ‘Hairy Nails’ have officially landed and are taking the fashion world by storm.

Created by style director and founder of nail polish brand CND Jan Arnold, these furry […]

“Kinetic Rain” by Changi Airport in Singapore

February 23rd, 2016|

Art + Com have recently installed a beautifully choreographed installation in Terminal 1 of Changi Airport in Singapore. It consists of raindrops made from lightweight aluminum covered in copper which are raised and lowered in a 15-minute computationally designed choreography.

The installation consists of exactly 1,216 high shine copper plated aluminium drops, hanging from the ceiling on almost […]

Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope

April 2nd, 2015|

Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of vision principle to display the illusion of images in motion.

He was the first person to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. To […]

Portraits of patients from West Riding Asylum, 1869

March 15th, 2015|

Mania of suspicion, monomania of pride or acute melancholia are just osme of the obsolete diagnoses that would be seen as part of wider mental illnesses today. The men and women in these portraits became the labels themselves, rather than people first.

Still, by the 1800s, psychiatry was becoming established as a medical speciality and treatments were considered more humane, with […]