Weber’s Law: why time passes faster as we get older

Weber’s Law: why time passes faster as we get older

Our perception changes depending on whether the stimuli we are exposed to are large or small. What happens when you enter a dark room and a candle is lit? You notice the flame on right away, right? And if that room is fully lit, how long can it take you to realize...

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How to detect a “bot” or a “ghost tracker” on Twitter or Facebook in 3 easy steps

How to detect a “bot” or a “ghost tracker” on Twitter or Facebook in 3 easy steps

Automatic accounts are the order of the day. It is increasingly difficult to guess what part of what we see in social networks is real and what part is not. What stories are true, in the midst of so many false news? Who is behind each account? In social networks such...

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Heavy metals are becoming aggressive to birds

Heavy metals are becoming aggressive to birds

A study with common coalfish shows that exposure to cadmium and lead takes away vitality and, at the same time, causes them aggressiveness.   The Great Tit ( Parus major ) is a small insectivorous bird whose live yellow plumage can be seen throughout Spain and much of Europe. The abundance and defined character traits...

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6 key characters of the story to understand the current China

6 key characters of the story to understand the current China

Rana Mitter explores China’s past through the story of 20 characters. What can a lustful literary heroine teach us about the 1920s in China? What role did a monk kidnapped play in the future of Chinese songs? And who was the first powerful couple in the country? These are some of the...

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The mysterious creature that appeared on a beach in the United Kingdom and bewilders scientists

The mysterious creature that appeared on a beach in the United Kingdom and bewilders scientists

Nobody knows what species this creature belongs to. The waves brought her, she stayed in the sand and, since then, the mystery began. A creature appeared this week on a beach on the Gower peninsula on the south coast of Wales, United Kingdom, and since then scientists have been unable to...

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“Non-consensual sex is always rape”, says new law in Sweden

“Non-consensual sex is always rape”, says new law in Sweden

The Swedish Parliament passed a law that determines that sex without consent is a violation even though there have been no threats or use of force, one held by human rights NGOs. “It’s not no, it’s our law,” say protesters in Cologne, Germany. The law was approved by 257 votes...

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The Map of the Antipodes: Find out where would appear if you dug a tunnel under your feet!

The Map of the Antipodes: Find out where would appear if you dug a tunnel under your feet!

Where in the world would you go if you dug a tunnel under your feet that traversed the center of the Earth? Maybe you’ve ever asked yourself this question. Now map on the internet allows to know the answer. The Map of the Antipodes is a virtual tool that allows you...

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The ambitious project with which China wants to control the climate in a region as big as Alaska

The ambitious project with which China wants to control the climate in a region as big as Alaska

China carries out a large-scale project in which it wants to cause rainfall in one of the country’s main water reserves. It is the largest artificial rain system ever designed. And China has created it to face the drought in one of its most important water sources. The Chinese Aerospace Science...

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Is it better to get up earlier to have good health?

Is it better to get up earlier to have good health?

And on weekends too? Should we give up the habit of staying longer in bed on Saturday and Sunday? When a recent study analyzed differences in the health of people getting up early and those who got up late, the results seemed to be quite discouraging for the latter. The research...

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Lebanon voted for extremism

Lebanon voted for extremism

Hezbollah succeeds in the parliamentary elections in Lebanon. A dangerous result for the entire region, says Kersten Knipp. The party will aggravate the crisis in the Middle East even more. The Syrian war, in which the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah interferes unfortunately, now transcends Lebanon. Lebanese voters believe that, precisely Hezbollah, could be...

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German schools need more Islamic religion classes in light of increased Islamophobia

German schools need more Islamic religion classes in light of increased Islamophobia

A new study revealed that 54,000 high school students in Germany receive Islamic religion classes. However, the number of interested parties could be 10 times higher. There are not enough German high school students who receive Islamic religion classes, according to a new study from the Mediendienst Integration information service. About 54,000...

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Why do some teenagers mistreat themselves on social networks?

Why do some teenagers mistreat themselves on social networks?

Much has been said about bullying and cyberbullying, but experts in adolescent behavior have identified a new phenomenon, still little known, according to which some young people harass themselves online. Those who study it consider it a form of “self-injury”: a digital aggression towards oneself. It consists, as described by...

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Travel Guide: Live the dream and reality of ‘cruising’

Travel Guide: Live the dream and reality of ‘cruising’

But, why Cruise? Vacations can be exhausting. Passports must be checked for validity. Flights need to be booked, and while you’re searching for the cheapest possible flights, you know the fares are only going to go up. And then there’s the airport. Checking in, hauling carryon and kids through security, removing shoes...

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The aftermath of one of the biggest public health scandals of the 20th century

The aftermath of one of the biggest public health scandals of the 20th century

A conspiracy theory against vaccination endorsed by 13 experts and published in a prestigious journal was enough to generate a crisis of confidence in the scientific community that still exists today. In February 1998, the British physician Andrew Wakefield linked the vaccine known as MMR – for the acronym in English for measles, mumps...

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How to overcome shame, according to science

How to overcome shame, according to science

The fear of being ashamed can be overwhelming and can hinder the performance of daily activities. How to master it   Have you ever asked a woman if she was  pregnant and she responded with a stern “No”? If so, did you instantly feel the need for the earth to swallow you? It is likely...

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“They locked me up, beat me and then forced me to marry”: the drama of the men in India who are forced to marry

“They locked me up, beat me and then forced me to marry”: the drama of the men in India who are forced to marry

“They kidnapped me, beat me and forced me to marry.” The revelation is from Roshan Kunar , who in 2017, when he was 17 years old, was kidnapped by a group of men in the Bihar region of northern India and forced to marry a young woman. “Ten men pointed a gun...

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How to create a Family Budget: Build a budget that works!

How to create a Family Budget: Build a budget that works!

 Adult-ing can be hard, from parenting to managing finances with the expectation that we should be able to manage our money effectively. For many this can be hard work and extremely overwhelming, especially if you weren’t taught how to do it. However, creating a budget helps give you a complete understanding...

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We need a change of mentality regarding the Internet

We need a change of mentality regarding the Internet

German users of Facebook have also been affected by the recent scandal, and suddenly the horror is great. When will Germany learn that the Internet is not a national issue, says Maximiliane Koschyk. “The Internet is a new territory for all of us.” Only four and a half years ago, Chancellor Angela...

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Humanitarian aid can not solve the war

Humanitarian aid can not solve the war

War, hunger, lack of drinking water and diseases: humanitarian organizations try to help the civilian population in Yemen, but the situation is getting worse, says Marten Mylius, coordinator of the NGO Care. QA: Mr. Mylius, you travel regularly to Yemen and have many collaborators in the country. What is the current situation...

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5 fascinating predictions about the future of megacities like Karachi

5 fascinating predictions about the future of megacities like Karachi

Currently more than half of human beings live in cities and the forecasts point to the year 2050, 7 out of 10 people will have their home in a large city. Teemu Alexander Puutio, a researcher at the University of Turku, Finland, has studied the subject for years and among...

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UNICEF: four out of every five newborns die from poverty

UNICEF: four out of every five newborns die from poverty

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned in its report today, Tuesday (20.02.2018) about the “alarming” risks that run the lives of newborn children in the poorest countries and most affected by conflicts in the world. world. 2.6 million newborns worldwide died at the end of their first month of...

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When the bad memory and the confusions are a problem? Keys to know what is normal and what is not

When the bad memory and the confusions are a problem? Keys to know what is normal and what is not

The keys, the cell phone, an appointment, the name of a colleague, what you had to buy at the supermarket … many of us lose and forget things several times a day. But how do you know when it is an oversight by mere distraction and when an incipient health...

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Are you a True Pakistani? Test your knowledge!

Are you a True Pakistani? Test your knowledge!

Pakistan Day is celebrated as a national holiday in the country in the memory of Lahore Resolution at Minar-e-Pakistan during 1940 and also the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution on the same day during 1956. The following quiz will help you test your general knowledge information about this important day...

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4 warnings from Stephen Hawking on the dangers that threaten humanity

4 warnings from Stephen Hawking on the dangers that threaten humanity

The academic fame of Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who died Wednesday at age 76, is based on his research on black holes and Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. But, as a scientific disseminator, he used to leave his research area, using his recognition to highlight what he considered...

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Will Russia, the United States and international powers in conflict end in a direct war in Syria?

Will Russia, the United States and international powers in conflict end in a direct war in Syria?

Like all conflicts that apparently have no end, the struggle in Syria has been divided into several mini-wars. The original confrontation between the Syrian government and those trying to overthrow it is now practically irrelevant, with the position of President Bashar al-Assad radically diminished but basically uncontested, while the rebel...

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Is Your Brain Male or Female?

Is Your Brain Male or Female?

You might think that your gender automatically determines if your brain is male or female, but you’re wrong. According to Cambridge scientists, seventeen percent of men and women have brains that are associated with the opposite gender. Are you one of the seventeen percent? You can find out quickly by taking...

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Hypnosis as therapy: esotericism or science?

Hypnosis as therapy: esotericism or science?

Formerly it was believed that hypnosis was charlatanism: esoteric people who manipulated a pendulum. Larissa Warneck wanted to experience the effect of this therapy. Michael Teut is the medical and homeopath chief of the Department of Natural Medicine of the Charité University Clinic in Berlin. He is also a hypnotist. “Many patients come...

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Birkin, Hermès portfolio that costs as much as a house

Birkin, Hermès portfolio that costs as much as a house

How much would you pay for a portfolio? US $ 150, US $ 750 or, perhaps, up to US $ 1,000? What would you think of disbursing more than US $ 380,000 for a single portfolio, one that is also second-hand? For that money you could buy an average house in any...

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How being discouraged can alter the functioning of our brain and our relationship with others

How being discouraged can alter the functioning of our brain and our relationship with others

When we feel bad emotionally this affects our innate ability to respond to other people’s suffering. In the dystopian novel “The Tale of the Maid,” by the British writer Margaret Atwood, the innumerable injustices committed against the central character, Offred, find echo in most readers. When the young woman is...

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The method to improve memory that does not require any effort

The method to improve memory that does not require any effort

When you try to memorize something new, it is normal to assume that the more effort you put into it, the better it will go. However, you may just need a break in which you do nothing. Literally. Turn off the light, relax and enjoy 10 or 15 minutes of tranquility and you will see...

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“I take 200 selfies a day”: when can one speak of “selfitis”, the constant obsession to take pictures of oneself?

“I take 200 selfies a day”: when can one speak of “selfitis”, the constant obsession to take pictures of oneself?

Junaid Ahmed has 50,000 followers on Instagram and admits he is a selfiesaddict . The 22-year-old Briton takes about 200 pictures of himself every day. He carefully selects the time at which he posts the selfies on social networks, with the intention of getting more “likes”. If you have less than 600 likes , delete it. “When...

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The genius of the relaxed attitude of the lazy and why you should imitate them

The genius of the relaxed attitude of the lazy and why you should imitate them

At first sight the lazy people’s lifestyle is the very antithesis of everything we value. Modern life is fast and focused on finding new ways to include more activities in every second of our existence. Laziness is one of the deadly sins and being busy is an honor. But what is...

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The controversial case of the Japanese millionaire who wanted “a big family” and had 16 children with rent bellies in Thailand

The controversial case of the Japanese millionaire who wanted “a big family” and had 16 children with rent bellies in Thailand

A court in Bangkok, Thailand, granted a wealthy Japanese paternity rights of 13 children born of surgeries in that country. The court’s decision opens the way for Mitsutoki Shigeta , 28, to obtain custody of the children and transfer them to Japan. It is the latest twist in this scandal known as “baby...

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The end of diplomacy?

The end of diplomacy?

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) reflects the current state of the world. This year’s meeting was marked by reciprocal recriminations. Real solutions were a scarce commodity, says Matthias von Hein. There were years when the Munich Security Conference conveyed signs of understanding and hope. None of that was evident during this 54th edition. This...

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What can be done to combat the epidemic of loneliness of the 21st century?

What can be done to combat the epidemic of loneliness of the 21st century?

Cristiano Ronaldo has 120 million. Barack Obama has 53 million. Donald Trump has 24 million. I am, of course, talking about Facebook followers. Does Donald worry that Barack has twice as many cyber friends as him? Or is it comforted by the fact that Hillary Clinton only has 10 million? Facebook followers are not...

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“Child pornography, graphic violence … you have to be prepared to see anything”: the experience of a Facebook moderator

“Child pornography, graphic violence … you have to be prepared to see anything”: the experience of a Facebook moderator

“It’s mostly pornography,” says Sarah Katz, recalling the eight months she worked as a Facebook moderator. “The agency was very direct about what kind of content we would see and how graphic it was, so we knew what we were facing,” she clarifies. Katz refers to the agency of human...

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“Cuter than all the other girls”: Ilay Dyagilev, the man who reached the final of a women’s beauty contest

“Cuter than all the other girls”: Ilay Dyagilev, the man who reached the final of a women’s beauty contest

A male model from Kazakhstan managed to reach the final of a women’s beauty contest held over the internet. Ilay Dyagilev, 22, enrolled in Virtual Miss Kazakhstan with the name of Arina Aliyeva and eventually won more than 2,000 votes. This led her to be crowned as the virtual queen of Shymkent,...

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The “Beauty Team” – Korea’s attempt to win the hearts by showing pretty faces as Pyeongchang Winter Olympics cheerleaders

The “Beauty Team” – Korea’s attempt to win the hearts by showing pretty faces as Pyeongchang Winter Olympics cheerleaders

North Korea will be at the Winter Olympics to be held in its southern neighbor. And he will do it with athletes, artists, officials, fans, reporters … and his exclusive team of cheerleaders. Pyongyang announced on Tuesday during the historic thaw meeting held by both Koreas, after a year marked by tensions and...

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The mysteries that hide the moment before falling asleep

The mysteries that hide the moment before falling asleep

How do you fall asleep? It happens to us every night, but it’s still a deeply mysterious process. A group of international researchers from the University of Cambridge is trying to discover what happens in that moment of drowsiness , as we go through the transition from being awake to asleep. For that,...

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3 paradoxes that make mathematicians and philosophers lose sleep

3 paradoxes that make mathematicians and philosophers lose sleep

This sentence is false. This is one of the most popular and illustrative paradoxes: if it is really false, what the sentence enunciates is true, but if the falsehood enunciated is real, the sentence can not be false. Paradox comes from the words in Latin and Greek that mean ‘the opposite...

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Psychology and Good Life: the most popular course in the history of Yale University teaches how to be happy

Psychology and Good Life: the most popular course in the history of Yale University teaches how to be happy

One in four students at the prestigious Yale University enrolled this month in a new course called Psychology and Good Living, and teaches nothing less than how to be happy. “The main objective of the course is for students to learn the science of happiness and put that science into...

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Are night shifts slowly killing me?

Are night shifts slowly killing me?

It’s been years since I got up in the middle of the night to go to work. It’s the price I have to pay, albeit with pleasure, for presenting Today, a prestigious news program on BBC Radio 4. But I’ve always wondered if there will be a long-term cost. Could it be...

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The unsuspected advantages of stress and the accelerated pace at work

The unsuspected advantages of stress and the accelerated pace at work

Have you ever felt that your life goes on in a continuous “fast forward”, accelerating and moving away from you? It is not your imagination. We are surrounded by signs that tell us each day that the pace of our life is increasing . The office is the place where this feeling is...

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Why women are tougher than men

Why women are tougher than men

Women live longer than men in almost all modern populations. That is a fact. But scientists still can not explain very well why. Some studies have tried to investigate the biological origins of that advantage. Others have highlighted the importance of social factors. Now, research from the Danish university Southern University has...

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How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

Forty years ago, China restored an important entrance exam to the university after an interval of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people took the exam in hopes of securing a place at the university. Yuwen Wu...

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What do people who live 100 years have in common? (and they are not healthy diet and exercise)

What do people who live 100 years have in common? (and they are not healthy diet and exercise)

If you were asked what you think that those who live close to 100 years coincide, you would surely answer that they all follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. But a study recently published in the specialized journal International Psychogeriatrics includes a series of more surprising common characteristics, including stubbornness. It...

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The young woman who died in Japan after working 159 extra hours in a month and whose death reopened the debate on the “karoshi”

The young woman who died in Japan after working 159 extra hours in a month and whose death reopened the debate on the “karoshi”

A 31-year-old journalist died in Japan as a result of heart failure after working 159 extra hours a month and only two days off in the month before her death. The labor authority of Tokyo established in 2014 that Miwa Sado, journalist of the public chain NHK, died a year...

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The secret of Norway to have the three youngest billionaires in the world

The secret of Norway to have the three youngest billionaires in the world

21, 22 and 24 are their ages and all three are Norwegians. It’s about two women and one man who top the list of the 20 youngest billionaires (under 40) in the world of Forbes magazine . The first, Alexandra Andresen, is not new to this list. In 2016, at 19 years old, he...

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Why no country sent a person back to the Moon since the United States launched the Apollo XVII in 1972

Why no country sent a person back to the Moon since the United States launched the Apollo XVII in 1972

It was, in the words of Neil Armstrong, a small step for man, but a huge leap for humanity. On July 21, 1969 at 2:56 (GMT), a human being (Armstrong), stepped on the Moon for the first time. The news shook the world. Five other American expeditions arrived there in the...

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Why do the powerful want a world without money?

Why do the powerful want a world without money?

In the depths of a secret vault in London there is something that very few people in the world get to see: a billion pounds sterling in cash. At that place, at the end of each day, the money arrives from stores throughout the country. The next morning, it leaves to...

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