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Can you solve the psychedelic illusion driving the internet crazy?

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>The brain may have an inconceivable number of cells [around 100 billion] and is the most complex biological structure on Earth but the organ appears to have a little trouble when it comes to optical illusions.<p>It seems to be relatively easy to trick the brain - as …

Consciousness

Scientists Made a Huge Genetic Discovery About Schizophrenia This Week

Schizophrenia is a devastating and often destructive mental disorder, one that overtakes a young mind and sends it spinning out of touch with …

Neuroscience

South Korea uses loudspeakers to blast North Korea with 'popaganda'

Giant amplifiers set up on border play hits by South Korean singers and pro-democracy messages<p>South Korea blasted North Korea with loud-volume pop music broadcasts on Friday, in a novel twist on its propaganda war against its nuclear-armed neighbour.<p>Two days after Pyongyang caused outrage by …

North Korea

Why The 'Star Wars' Rebel Alliance Is Nothing Like ISIS

<i>Spoilers for the ‘Star Wars’ films, as well as parts of ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Harry Potter’ as well as ‘Jessica Jones’ follow.</i><p>It’s become quite popular for various writers to suggest that the Rebel Alliance in <i>Star Wars</i>—and the newly minted ”Resistance” of the new film—are in fact terrorists, an …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

North Korea's 'paranoid' computer operating system revealed

Hamburg conference hears that Red Star intranet allows Pyongyang to control citizens’ access to websites<p>North Korea’s homegrown computer operating system mirrors its political one – marked by a high degree of paranoia and invasive snooping on users, according to two German researchers.<p>Their …

Foetal Cells Hide Out in Mum’s Body, But What Do They Do?

A mother’s children will remain part of her long after they leave her body and enter the world. This isn’t just a saying or a metaphor; it’s biological reality. Every foetus sends some of its own cells into its mother. They cross the placenta, travel through her bloodstream, and lodge in various …

Biology

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology