Why beautiful things make us happy

Although it can be hard to define exactly what beauty is, it’s something we can easily recognize when we see it. Our instinct for beauty probably evolved from recognizing patterns [ … ]

These two photos are exactly the same

These two photos are exactly the same, but your brain “edits” them to make them appear to be different. Much of what you consciously “see” is constructed or modified by [ … ]

Aerated sand moves like water

If you move air through a container of sand in just the right way (called a “fluidized bed”), the sand starts acting like a liquid. The air moving through the [ … ]

Problems with “flat earth” arguments

Initially suggested as a joke earlier in the century, the “Flat Earth” idea has, unfortunately, become an entrenched in the minds of several of conspiracy theorists around the world. Like [ … ]

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