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Gaia Hypothesis: Are All Living Beings on Earth Interconnected?

By |2018-11-27T22:31:59+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Earth, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

The Gaia hypothesis, or Gaia theory, is a hypothesis suggesting that everything which lives on Gaia interacts with their surroundings to form a symbiotic circle, where everything affects each other to continue the lifecycle of planet Earth. The Gaia hypothesis was first developed by a man called James Lovelock, helped by a microbiologist called Lynn [...]

Why Do Life-Like Dolls, Robots and Zombies Seem Eerie to Us?

By |2018-11-26T14:34:57+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hands up who is a fan of the Chucky films? How about I, Robot? If you answered yes, you might be in the minority. That’s because most of us find life-like dolls and robots disconcerting and unsettling. But why do life-like dolls, robots and zombies freak us out so much? Even new-born babies are predisposed [...]

Jung’s Collective Unconscious and How It Explains Phobias and Irrational Fears

By |2018-09-26T18:30:05+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ever wondered how your collective unconscious can affect your everyday behaviour? Are you afraid of snakes but never actually seen one? You’re not alone. In fact, it seems the inner psyche has been the topic of study for many scientists - but one, in particular, stands out to this day. Behavioural scientist and psychologist Carl [...]

The Psychology of Conformity or Why Do We Have the Need to Fit in?

By |2018-10-02T22:06:43+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

What are the answers to the psychology of conformity? Why exactly do we do it? In today's crowded society, we all seek to find something about ourselves that is unique. However, by its very definition, conformity means to change behaviours in order to fit in with the people around you. We want to be unique, [...]

Blindsight: One of the Weirdest and Most Mysterious Phenomena of the Mind

By |2018-11-23T21:16:16+00:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

When is it possible to see without looking? When a person suffers from blindsight. Blindsight is a bit of an oxymoron, I mean, if you’re blind, how is it possible to see at the same time? In order to understand the condition of blindsight, we have to explore how the brain actually processes visual information. [...]

Ever Feel Like Being Watched? Science Reveals Why and How It Happens

By |2018-11-23T21:32:56+00:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do you ever feel like you are being watched? Ever had a sudden tingling feeling at the back of your neck? You have an unnerving sensation of being watched. Nonetheless, when you look around, there’s no one there? It's unsettling to think that someone is watching you. Some of you might put it down to [...]

12 Secrets from Body Language Experts That Will Help You Read People Like a Book

By |2018-09-05T23:13:04+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Body language experts take our unconscious movements and decode them to understand what we are really saying. But the great thing is that you don’t need to be as knowledgeable as they are. This is because we’ve picked the minds of some of the best body language experts. We know that 7% of all [...]

8 Stephen Hawking Quotes about Life, Humanity and the World

By |2018-11-23T18:32:56+00:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , |

While Stephen Hawking's death on the 14 March 2018 saddened the whole world, his life has been an inspiration in so many ways. The following Stephen Hawking quotes sum up his attitudes to science, life, the universe, relationships and living with a disability. Before we present our list of inspirational Stephen Hawking quotes, let's talk about [...]