Illusion Chaser Susana Martinez-Conde is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Science Educator Award from the Society for Neuroscience!
Today the Brookhaven National Lab turned on their new National Synchrotron Light Source II and saw its first emitted x-ray photon! http://www.bnl.gov/bwis/
One consequence of my laboratory's collaboration with stage pickpocket Apollo Robbins is that I am often asked for strategies to thwart pickpockets in the real world.
Todd Sampson is an advertising exec in Australia. An average Joe, who, like the rest of us, wants to be super human . So he's enlisting scientists all over the world to hack his brain and make him, smarter, faster, and more creative...
There is an intersection of art, science and engineering in the works of Lego artist Nathan Sawaya, whose "Art of the Brick" traveling show I visited last weekend at the Discovery Times Square Museum in New York (the exhibition closed Sunday)...
The people of Enysbourg lead merry, fulfilled, blissful lives - nine days out of every ten. On each Tenth Day, the country is ablaze with destruction.
Animals can be deceived, but do animals feel wonderment, awe, or sense that they have experienced the impossible?
Music videos by the alternative rock band OK Go are nothing if not creative. Their previous video "Here It Goes Again" featuring treadmill dancing was mesmerizing, and their newest video, "The Writing's on the Wall", is even more compelling, especially for those of us interested in matters of perception...
Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali was a reader of Scientific American, and created one of his most iconic pieces based on a Scientific American article on face perception.
Recent research published in Current Biology indicates that human parents are subject to a previously unknown "baby illusion" that makes them misperceive their youngest child as smaller than he or she is, regardless of age...
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