“Here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law. It is sometimes sneeringly said by those who do not like free government, that here we count heads. True, heads are […]
How a 20th-Century Doctor Treated Patients By Sticking an Ice Pick Into Their Brains Through Their Eyes
“It isn’t brain surgery.” We use the phrase to describe simple tasks that anyone should be able to do. The unstated assumption behind this is that brain surgery is far from simple […]
Why Is That Song Stuck In Your Head and What Can You Do About It?
You know the experience. You hear a song on the radio or remember a catchy tune and it enters into an endless loop in your head. Mentally, the song plays over and […]
Do You Have What it Takes to Master “The Knowledge”?
A trip to London invariably involves visits to Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and countless other iconic locations. One of the best ways to see all of these […]
A Whale of a Lot of Fun Facts about Whales
Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was published in 1851. The notorious white whale that compelled Captain Ahab to dedicate his life to finding it was famously described by Melville as being the […]
Einstein’s Brain: Thinking Inside the Box
Many have speculated about what was going on inside Albert Einstein’s brain. The author of the Theory of Relativity and one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists of all time possessed a […]
Does This Hat Make My Brain Look Fat?
Canadian researchers have found that Albert Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.
How Bright Are You?
The human brain generates enough electrical power, even while sleeping, to power a 10-watt light bulb. When cartoons depict a person with an idea as having a light bulb floating over the […]