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  • Stephen Hawking's predictions

3 Creepy Stephen Hawking’s Predictions about the Future of Humankind

By |2019-04-16T14:48:43+02:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Earth, Extraterrestrials & UFOs, Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There are some of Stephen Hawking's predictions that none of us want to be around to see – from the apocalypse to aliens. Several conspiracy theories have been placed in the very center of many of Stephen Hawking's statements. Many of them were just noticed at the time before his death in 2018, but they [...]

  • why do we dream

Why Do We Dream? 3 of the Most Interesting Theories to Consider

By |2019-10-06T00:04:52+02:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Experts do not agree on one simple explanation of why we dream. But there are many interesting theories. So why do we dream? Are dreams worth analysing or are they simply reflections on thoughts and experiences of the day? You could argue that cats and dogs dream, but we don’t pay special attention to those [...]

  • Wrinkled Fingertips in Water

Why Do We Get Wrinkled Fingertips in Water? Evolutionary Quirks Explained

By |2019-10-05T15:40:26+02:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered why you get wrinkled fingertips if you are in the 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 our fingertips get wrinkled when in water? Not only that, but why is [...]

  • Controversial Theories of Evolution

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

By |2019-01-29T14:23:58+02:00January 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

Gaia Hypothesis: Are All Living Beings on Earth Interconnected?

By |2019-10-16T21:20:14+02:00November 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. This hypothesis was first developed by a man called James Lovelock, helped by a microbiologist called Lynn Margulis. [...]

  • life-like dolls

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

By |2018-11-26T14:34:57+02:00November 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 collective unconscious

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

By |2019-10-17T22:53:12+02:00October 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 [...]

  • psychology of conformity

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

By |2019-10-17T22:53:34+02:00October 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, [...]