Monthly Archives: March 2012

Neural structure of the brain looks like a chess board

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:22+00:00 March 31st, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|

Connections of axons (or nerve fibers) between the sections of the brain look more like a “chess board” than a “ball” or a “plate of spaghetti”, claims a recent study, which did a detailed imaging of the brain wiring. Using the latest techniques of recording the flow of water molecules in the brain, scientists [...]

5 simple ways to increase self-confidence

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:22+00:00 March 30th, 2012|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

Self-confidence is one of the key personal qualities necessary for success. Here are 5 ways to develop self-confidence, presented in the book The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz. Use them in life, and you will certainly become successful. 1. Sit in the front rows Usually in lectures, conferences, briefings and seminars [...]

There is life on other planets, say scientists

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:23+00:00 March 29th, 2012|Categories: Extraterrestrials & UFOs, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

The question of existence of extraterrestrial life has intrigued millions of people for many ages. Eventually are we alone in this world or is there life on other planets? A new study comes to strengthen the second scenario. Not only there is life somewhere out there, but potentially there are tens of billions habitable [...]

5 tips on how to succeed in life

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:23+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Categories: Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

After reading this article you will change your attitude towards yourself and the world. Do away with disorganization and disorder in your life. The following tips will help disperse the fog in your head. Here is some advice on how to succeed in life. 1. Determine the goals which are most important for you [...]

Marijuana’s effect on memory functions

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:23+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Scientists have discovered that marijuana leads to decay of short-term memory. The drug affects user’s working memory, i.e. the ability to preserve and use information for short periods of time. A research of two neuroscientists, Giovanni Marsicano from the University of Bordeaux in France and Xia Zhang from the University of Ottawa in Canada, [...]

“Google Effect”: how search engines affect our memory

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:23+00:00 March 25th, 2012|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Every day search engines like Google give us thousands of solutions and facilitate our lives. Do they also affect our brain? It seems so, according to a new study that claims that the Internet has a direct impact on how our memory works. The research, conducted by psychologists of Columbia and Harvard Universities, is the [...]

Big Bang: what did it look like?

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:24+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: |

The digital images that follow are the result of a controlled “Big Bang”, made by ​​scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The reason scientists went to the realization of this experiment was to determine how exactly the Universe began to operate. To achieve this, they created subatomic explosions, similar to those which had happened at the time of the Big Bang, using particles [...]

Beauty lights up the brain

By | 2017-01-13T21:56:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

According to British scientists, each time you admire the beauty of a work of art or a musical piece a particular area in front of the brain “lights up”. Specialists from the Wellcome Laboratory of Neurobiology of the University College London (UCL) published a report in the PLoS One magazine in which claimed that [...]

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