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Scientist Discovers Hidden Portrait Beneath The Mona Lisa

For centuries, human beings from all walks of life have spent countless hours wondering what lies behind Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. Is it superiority? Cunning? Boredom? Finally, after 500 years of wondering, French scientist Pascal Cotte thinks he knows what Mona Lisa has been hiding.<p>Spoiler: …

Mona Lisa

9 Gun Arguments that Need to Be Disarmed (Part 2)

Part one of this blog series targeted two common utterly erroneous gun arguments, this post will cover three perceptions that are misguided.<p><b>3. "We Need Guns to Protect Us from the Government"</b><p>As the Founding Fathers and Revolutionary soldiers emerged victorious from a revolt against the world's most …

Guns

Jamie Vardy is the Premier League's top scorer, but don't forget he's racist

Why I can't celebrate his accomplishments.<p>Jamie Vardy's streak of scoring in consecutive games ended this past weekend. He's the first player to score in 11 consecutive games since the 1992 rebrand of the Premier League. He tallied 13 goals in that span, breaking Ruud Van Nistlerooy's …

Jamie Vardy

No charges for Chicago cop in Ronald Johnson shooting death; lawyer blasts decision

The scene on the grainy police dash-cam video unfolds in just seconds.<p>Responding to a call of shots fired, Chicago police Officer George Hernandez jumps out of his unmarked squad car and gives chase to a suspect running toward Washington Park. The officer takes four steps, arms extended, and opens …

Physical Activity Leaves Brain More Open to Change

<b>Learning, memory, and brain repair depend on the ability of our neurons to change with experience. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press</b> …

Neuroscience

A Real-Life Shoryuken Would Knock Your Head Clean Off

Using the power of math and science, Vsauce determined that an average-sized fist performing a Rising Dragon Fist would apply enough force to …

Street Fighter

Everything You Think You Know About Detecting Lies Is Wrong

While you may think that body language is the biggest giveaway, new research has discovered you can tell more by relying on a single cue.<p>A turned-down mouth, sweaty palms, and eyes that drift up and to the side–if you believe conventional wisdom about lying, these are telltale signs. But they’re …

Psychology