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10 Amazing Things Kids Have Said About Past Lives

Many children seem wise beyond their years or like “old souls,” but some have said things that truly seem to hearken back to previous lives.<p>Parents …

Seeing In The Pitch-Dark Is All In Your Head

A few years ago, cognitive scientist Duje Tadin and his colleague Randolph Blake decided to test blindfolds for an experiment they were cooking up.<p>They wanted an industrial-strength blindfold to make sure volunteers for their work wouldn't be able to see a thing. "We basically got the best …

Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? Case Studies

Reincarnation. Fact, fallacy, superstition or simply coincidence? Those stories of people with super-minds; minds that delve into the past, minds …

Blindfolded People Can Still "See" Their Own Limbs

If you wave your hand in front of your eyes, you'll think you can see it moving…even with an impermeable blindfold on.<p>A blindfold is no match for the power of the brain. Even when shrouded in total darkness, your mind still thinks it can see your body moving, creating visual sensations of motion …

Research

I Have Detected a Ghost with Science

This being the time of year for ghosts, I decided to install a piece of software designed to detect when spirits may be, unbeknownst to me, spying on my Internet habits. I'm not sure who would be interested, exactly - personally I can't think of anything worse than watching over someone's shoulder …

Living Rooms

Scientists believe lasers could help cure Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Lasers could prove to be the key in eliminating brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. New findings from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology have raised hopes that doctors may one day be able to cure the ailments without needing …

How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets

Food porn or art? That's for you decide.<p>But one thing is for certain: The jumbo-sized images in <i>The Photography of Modernist Cuisine</i> are truly awesome.<p>In one, a ham and cheese sandwich levitates in midair. Then, a Weber grill gets sliced in half lengthwise to expose a pink burger cooking on another …

Milky Way may host billions of Earth-size planets

There's no place like home, but scientists now say that Earth-size planets orbiting sun-like stars in a so-called habitable zone are so common that there could be as many as 11 billion in the Milky Way alone.<p>Using a clever method to detect Earth-sizeexoplanets they may have missed, astronomers …

Universe

Carnivorous giant platypus with sharp teeth once roamed Australia

A giant, carnivorous platypus with fearsome teeth once roamed the waterways of Australia, researchers have discovered.<br>The newly identified species, dubbed <i>Obdurodon tharalkooschild</i>, measured about a metre long, double the size of its modern-day equivalent.<br>Within the distinctive platypus beak, the …