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A man who was attacked and beaten outside of a bar turned into a math genius. Jason Padgett understood the concept of pi and had a sudden ability to hand-draw complex fractals.

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A man who was attacked and beaten outside of a bar turned into a math genius. Jason Padgett was once a jock who never made it past pre-algebra, but after the injury he started seeing the world in pixelated, geometric shapes, understood the concept of pi, and had a sudden ability to hand-draw complex fractals.

Curiosity killed the Cat

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Schrödinger’s cat is a famous thought experiment. Essentially, you lock a cat inside a bunker with poisonous gas. The cat has a 50% chance of living, and a 50% chance of dying. But, until you actually look inside the bunker, nobody knows if the cat is dead or alive. Your act of looking at the…

Ancient ancestors had more DNA than we do now

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Scientists have discovered that we have less DNA now than our ancient ancestors possessed. The team of researchers led by Professor Evan Eichler, geneticist at the Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, sequenced the genomes of 236 individuals from 125 distinct populations. They found that Homo sapiens have shed approximately 40.7 million base pairs…

The chills you get when you listen to music, is mostly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song

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Bonus facts The chills you get when you listen to music, is mostly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song. It is called musical frisson. This is caused by the release of a neurotransmitter called dopamine triggered by the music. The resulting chills alters the human body’s heart rate, breathing,…

The human brain takes in 11 million bits of information every second but is aware of only 40

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Bonus facts The human brain is the most complex processor of information on the planet. Our ability to process information and store information, is what makes us human. Information defines us, information controls us, information teaches us. Awareness know your processor, understand the software (Mind) and understand the hardware (Body). Brain and computer similarities. The…

DNA Was Photographed for the First Time

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James Watson and Francis Crick deduced the double-helix structure of DNA, a scientist has captured the first direct photograph of the twisted ladder that props up life. After fifty-nine years Enzo di Fabrizio and his team at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa snapped the first photos of the famous double helix using an electron…

Scientists can make diamonds from tequila

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Wired science Whoever thought that science was a dry subject might change their mind after learning about a new discovery in which tequila is turned into diamonds. A team of Mexican scientists found that the heated vapor from 80-proof (40% alcohol) tequila blanco, when deposited on a silicon or stainless steel substrate, can form diamond…