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See 15 Crazy Animal Eyes — Rectangular Pupils to Wild Colors

By Laura Geggel  Live Science May 09, 2018 Cats Many prey-ambushing, nocturnal predators, including the cat (pictured here), have vertical-slit-shaped pupils.  This kind of pupil likely…

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Rabies’ horrifying symptoms inspired folktales of humans turned into werewolves, vampires and other monsters

[F.D. – Remembrances of a time when we could find ‘entertainment’ in a deadly virus. ] Jessica Wang, University of British Columbia In 1855, the…

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The REAL story of A Christmas Story’s leg lamp: How Oklahoma arts professor designed first version of iconic prop before it was spotted by film crews – and is now honored in his home town by giant 40ft inflatable

Visual Arts Prof Noland James from Oklahoma University created a leg lamp It remained in his room throughout much of his career until he retired…

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What is a neural network? A computer scientist explains

Neural networks try to simulate the brain by processing data through layers of artificial neurons. MF3d / E+ via Getty Images Tam Nguyen, University of…

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Physicists solve 150-year-old mystery of equation governing sandcastle physics

“This came as a big surprise. I expected a complete breakdown of conventional physics.” JENNIFER OUELLETTE –  12/9/2020, 1:00 PM Building sandcastles at the beach is a…

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Bring a Little “Hogwarts” to Your Living Room

Looking Glass Portrait: Photo frame that turns iPhone portraits into 3D holograms The desktop glasses-free stereoscopic viewer wants to be a “memory machine.” FULL STORY:…

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Laughing is good for your mind and your body – here’s what the research shows

Janet M. Gibson, Grinnell College Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life….

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1.46 x 10¹⁰⁰ years of Billie Eilish’s song ‘Bad Guy’

For Billie Eilish fans, YouTube has created a special channel with 15,000 Cover videos of Eilish’s song Bad Guy stitched together. It’s calculated to play…

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Man Gets Heartburn From Eating Batteries – Literally

Man’s ‘heart attack’ was really side effect from swallowed battery By Ashley P. Taylor – Live Science Contributor ”Whether or not it affects the heart, eating batteries is…

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Meet the Parasites That Control Human Brains

The Blog entry “The pandemic exposes human nature: 10 evolutionary insights” proposes that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be able to control our behavior. It would…

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