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It’s a phenomenon associated with prolonging life. Celebrities want to live into the future, rich people with untreatable conditions want the potential to find a cure. What are we talking about? Cryogenics. Or is it cryonics? The two are not the same but one has taken precedence over the other. Cryonics is “the belief that a […]

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It’s a classic probability puzzle and regularly finds its way into mathematics lessons across the world. The Monty Hall problem derived from a letter sent to the American Statistician by professor Steve Selvin in 1975, but became famous 15 years later. This is how it was posed in 1990, quoted in Marilyn vos Savant’s “Ask […]

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A video of woman folding towels has garnered 850,000 hits. But it’s not the technique that has people watching, rather her voice. Welcome to the world of ASMR. For the sub-million people who have watched the 20-minute video, it’s all about a thing called autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR for short. It’s a neurological experience that results in […]

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Over the past few weeks, a number of stories have come out based on scientific research and opinion related to video games and how they affect the brain. The most popularised opinion at the moment has come from leading psychologist Phillip Zimbardo who, as part of his latest book, Man (Dis)Connected, as warned of video games’ damaging influence on young […]

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