Magnetic north pole shift: NASA and Egyptians say this has happened before.

What would happen during a magnetic pole shift? Geir Akselsen: Creative Commons Have magnetic pole shifts ever happened in the past? According to NASA and an ancient passage from Herodotus‘ historical documentation of ancient Egypt…it has. Today’s news about the magnetic north pole shift being the cause behind the closure of an airport in Tampa, …

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Scientists proven formula for making a hit song on iTunes

Play According to a study conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (MNI), listening to music we love stimulates production of the pleasure chemical, dopamine, in our brain. Samuel Barber Music appears to have no biological/survival value and unlike other more physically rewarding stimuli like food, sex and drugs, is considered …

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Health and aging: Scientists discover key to longevity in hypothalamus

The hypothalamus, an almond-sized structure located deep within the brain, is known to have fundamental roles in growth, development, reproduction, and metabolism Albert Einstein College of Medicine Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may have found the “Fountain of Youth? or rather, the “fountain of aging?. In a paper published on …

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Rice University engineers revolutionize online shopping with Xbox 360 Kinect

Play Rice students have created what they call a “virtual fitting room.” Their goal is simple and consumer-friendly: to assure online clothing shoppers a perfect fit and a perfect look with every purchase YouTube Rice University No more ordering a wrong size T-shirt, baggy dress or too short, shorts online. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Rice …

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Is the computer really a modern day invention after all?

The three main fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism are on display at the Bronze Collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece. The Mechanism is kept within the Museum collections since its discovery in 1901. National Archaeological Museum Recently, when Jane Smiley, a Pulitzer prize-winning novelist was asked in her recent interview in Wired magazine; …

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