Monthly Archives: February 2015

Astronomers Spot a Star-Eating Black Hole 2.9 Billion Light Years Away

By | 2017-01-13T21:51:04+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: |

A bright flash of light was observed by the ROTSE 111b telescope on January 21, 2009. After many years, scientists speculate that this light was from a star being swallowed by a black hole. This event is being covered in The Astrophysical Journal, detailing the last light of a dying star. During an awe-inspiring event [...]

Swedish Photoshop Master Creates Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

By | 2017-01-13T21:51:07+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

We all are familiar with optical illusions – visual images that trick our eyes into seeing things differently than they are in reality. Everyone remembers the spinning girl illusion or different ornaments that seem to be moving, while the image is actually static. But what happens when optical illusions are created using real photos, together [...]

How You Can Utilize Lucid Dreaming to Reach Your Fullest Potential

By | 2017-02-12T22:38:23+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

In our society today dreams tend be overlooked. Dreams deserve more attention than they currently get because they can reveal to us a great deal about ourselves. Simply paying attention to dreams and analyzing them via a ‘dream journal’ is a good start. Yet the most rewarding dreams are lucid ones, which are dreams where [...]

The Big Bang May Have Never Happened According to Quantum Equations

By | 2017-01-13T21:51:07+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

Did the Big Bang really happen? Probably not, according to two physicists who wish to revive one of the most popular arguments of the twentieth century. What these guys think is completely different from what cosmologists thought about the universe. Where did the Big Bang theory come from? The words “Big Bang theory” came from [...]

4 Ways to Stop Overthinking Every Decision and Move Forward

By | 2017-05-18T17:54:28+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

In our lives, we are given many choices, most of which we overthink. We overthink what we want for breakfast, what we are going to wear, or how much shampoo to use that morning. Why do we overthink these simple things as much as we overthink going to the doctors, setting up a savings account, [...]

Common Misconceptions and the Truth Behind Being an Introvert or an Extrovert

By | 2017-03-05T17:19:50+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: |

In the past few years, there has been a new trend arising as a topic of discussion in social circles. "So, are you an extrovert or an introvert?", or "Which one do you think I am?", or, "Which one is better", are some of the common phrases surrounding discussions of that nature. Countless books, articles [...]

There Is a DNA Clock That Predicts How Long You’ll Live, Study Shows

By | 2017-01-13T21:51:07+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Sometimes being aware isn’t the best option. In cases of knowing your lifespan, this could prove to be true. Scientists have found a way to detect the human lifespan by monitoring one's DNA 'clock', and present health and lifestyles do not matter. Your death may be written in stone, according to two important factors. Want to [...]

Is Time Real? My Thought Experiment on the Nature of Time

By | 2017-01-13T21:51:08+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

For this thought experiment, I present to you different views of time. My own hypothesis of time is just something I pondered as an alternative to the others. If you think each through, you’ll find that none are falsifiable, which means that you can’t prove any of them wrong. However, as with most theoretical claims, [...]

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