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The Mystery of Wrinkled Fingertips in Water and 4 More Evolutionary Quirks

By |2019-02-08T20:20:05+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered why you get wrinkled fingertips if you are in water for long periods of time? It’s actually a neat evolutionary quirk, developed over time, designed to enable us to survive. So how does it work? Why do we get wrinkled fingertips? Not only that, but why is it only our fingertips [...]

7 Controversial Theories of Evolution That Will Give You Food for Thought

By |2019-01-29T14:23:58+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Earth, Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s that age-old question – how did we get here? Theories of evolution can help us understand our origins. And yes, there are controversial ones. Whether you believe it or not, I would imagine that the majority of us have heard of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Darwin believed in natural selection. The premise of natural [...]

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 |2019-01-25T23:16:28+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 [...]