Archive for March, 2013

Planck Further Refines Our Understanding of the Cosmos

Planck Further Refines Our Understanding of the Cosmos

Earlier this month the analysis from the ESA’s Planck satellite surfaced, the details of which should keep cosmologists busy for years to come.

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The Hockey Stick Hasn’t Changed

The Hockey Stick Hasn’t Changed

The latest major climate study was released earlier this month, reaching back 11,300 years to reconstruct temperature and climate data.

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Why Do We See Illusions?

Why Do We See Illusions?

Vision scientist Mark Changizi disassembles the aura of optical illusions in this brief talk for TedEd. Why do we see illusions? Aren’t our eyes and brains complex enough to avoid being fooled by simple visual trickery?

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One Journalist’s Search for Einstein’s Brain

One Journalist’s Search for Einstein’s Brain

A fun TEDx talk by Steven Levy recounting his quest to understand just what happened to Einstein’s brain.

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Google Goes Vertical in Street View Update

Google Goes Vertical in Street View Update

Google scales the steepest climbs on earth with its latest major update to Street View. Everest, Kilimanjaro and other peaks of the Seven Summits are now available in full panoramic detail.

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