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Posts Tagged ‘Century’

Mont-Saint-Michel from space

Mont-Saint-Michel from space

France's Mont-Saint-Michel island and commune as seen from the Pléiades satellite. A birds-eye view of France's Mont-Saint-Michel comes courtesy of the Pléiades satellite, which snapped the island on May 3. Until the end of the 19th century, no bridge spanned the expanse between Mont-Saint-Michel and the mainland, so the tiny islet was [...]

Gary Wilson – The Great Porn Experiment

Have our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today's Internet enticements? In a response to Philip Zimbardo's "The demise of guys?" TEDTalk, Gary Wilson discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena.

Can a brain live for a minute after decapitation?

Can a brain live for a minute after decapitation?

Since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by 19th century guillotine anecdotes about severed heads winking, attempting to speak, or smiling. The "Guillotine" entry in Wikipedia has a section on Living heads and The Straight Dope has investigated the topic as well. And now, two new scientific studies also push on the question of whether the brain [...]