Category: Science

The Speed of Life

Why does time appear to speed up as we get older? Can we slow it down? [via veritasium]

Why do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much

The generally accepted reason paper cuts are so painful primarily lies in the fact that you usually get them on your fingers, particularly your fingertips. Fingertips and hands have significantly more nociceptors (nerve fibers)...

How parasites change their host’s behavior

The biggest challenge in a parasite’s life is to move from one host to another. Intriguingly, many parasites have evolved the ability to manipulate the behavior of their hosts to improve their own survival...

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