August 21, 2011 Most people have a favorite number. But why do people choose the numbers they do?
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August 9, 2011 The circles in this optical illusion aren't really moving. But don't blame your lying eyes — blame your lying brain.
August 5, 2011 We live in a crowded world, and whales can get entangled in fish nets. But every so often, these "uh oh" stories can turn dazzlingly beautiful.
August 3, 2011 Just 28 inches at its narrowest point (and four feet at the widest), Etgar Keret's home in Warsaw might be the skinniest home in the world.
August 1, 2011 Why does this dead octopus dance on your dinner plate when you pour soy sauce on it? Grab your fork, some salt and a sturdy seat, and get ready for some post-mortem antics.
July 27, 2011 The Noble-Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman encouraged scientists and layman alike to embrace the chaos of nature. A new cartoon biography expresses his message in vivid color.
July 25, 2011 Have you ever wondered how much heat you can take? 232 years ago, three men decided to find out.
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July 22, 2011 It's surprising to see how many people have warm, fuzzy feelings about cold, hard numbers. An ongoing worldwide survey reveals people's passion for primes.
July 19, 2011 Does naming a thing make it more or less important to us? Two poets debate the power of words.
July 11, 2011 An ad that aims to celebrate technology quickly turns creepy as gadgets gain emotion and the human protagonist turns cold. Even more disturbing? This piece of commercial art imitates real life.
July 8, 2011 There's something very special about you: the bacteria that grow in your navel. According to scientists at the Belly Button Diversity project, each one of us has our own unique community of bacteria living in our belly button — our "microbial signature."
A video by Canadian film maker Nick Saik shows hula hooping ... from the hoop's perspective.
July 6, 2011 Imagining the back side of Mount Rushmore or hula-ing from the hoop's perspective takes more than wit — you have to be brave to see the world from a new angle. No one knew that better than Charles Darwin.
July 1, 2011 Some Chinese students consistently out-perform Americans on standardized math tests. What gives them the edge? Maybe it's their rapid-fire number-words and simple counting system.
June 29, 2011 On the corner of 53rd and Second Avenue, in the summer of 1955, a store owner grabbed his fishing pole ... and headed downstairs. His goal? To fish the dark waters of a subterranean stream.
"Rollin Justin" the robot.
German Aerospace Center
June 27, 2011 It can't pitch, hit or run, but it can catch two baseballs barehanded — at the same time. Even Derek Jeter can't do that. But there are some things humans just do better than robots.
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