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“The brain is a three dimensional object.” It would seem that this is one of the least controversial facts about the brain, something we can all agree on. But now, in a curious new paper, researchers Arturo Tozzi and James F. Peters suggest that the brain might have an extra dimension.

Posted: 6/11/2016 2:18:46 PM   Reads: 337   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Science

Category: Science
A group of Indian psychiatrists have raised concern over suspicious similarities between three papers published in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine (IJPM). Their allegations have just been published, also in the same journal. The authors, Girish Banwari and colleagues, focus on a 2015 paper about the use of the drug modafinil in treating schizophrenia.

Posted: 3/30/2016 12:22:09 PM   Reads: 166   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Through ingenuity, showmanship and dancing with a bull, José Delgado pioneered the electrical manipulation of our brains.

Posted: 3/21/2016 6:37:58 PM   Reads: 163   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

A model of the universe predicts the universe holds some 700 quintillion planets, but none like Earth.

Posted: 2/23/2016 1:07:30 AM   Reads: 176   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Space

Category: Space
Well? Would you…? This was the question faced by the participants in a rather extraordinary series of studies described in a new paper from Illinois psychologists Randy J. McCarthy and colleagues. In total, 1081 parents with children aged under 18 were presented with an outline of a person, and asked to imagine that it was …

Posted: 2/6/2016 4:24:53 AM   Reads: 234   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Voodoo

Category: Voodoo
Why? Because science is fun. There is no knowledge that is not power.

Posted: 10/14/2011 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 883   Submitted By: spiritech0   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Mr. Basiago is the founder and president of the Mars Anomaly Research Society, where he digs through pictures of Mars and looks for anything he doesn’t understand, which he then claims is evidence of life on the Red Planet. He evidently has met with some resistance to his claims, because he was forced to send out a press release, which Yahoo! dutifully published. In it, he’s trying to convince the National Geographic Society to publish his nonsense. Reading it is funny, if a little sad:

Posted: 1/8/2009 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 771   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Mars Anomalies

Category: Mars Anomalies