Do Left-Handed People Think Differently?

Many people take being right-handed for granted. After all, most people worldwide are right-handed. As a result, few right-handed people take the time to think about the lefties among them, for whom everyday life in a right-handed world can sometimes be a struggle (or worse, find some people are prejudice against them because they are left-handed). It is interesting to note that handedness is not common in the animal kingdom. Typically, animals use both paws or … [Read more...]

Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

There are of course millions of manuscripts in existence, but most of them come and go with barely a notice. The famous Voynich Manuscript is definitely not in that category. This manuscript is one of the most well known, and one of the most mysterious, in the history of the world. This fascinating document is believed to have originated in Central Europe, and those who have studied it believe it dates back to the end of the 15th century or the beginning of the 16th … [Read more...]

Chasing Ghosts: EVP

EVP stands for "Electronic Voice Phenomenon", and it describes the instance when anomalous voices or sounds appear on recordings that were not heard by the people present at the creation of that recording. Most frequently it's used to describe sounds that are identifiably produced by a human being, and most ghost hunters have strong opinions about EVP. These opinions range from the credible to the skeptical and all areas in between. The debate has engendered more than … [Read more...]

The Riddle of Dark Energy

The world of physics is a confusing mix of the observational and the experimental. Scientists that study physics often find they must admit whole new concepts into their understanding of how the world works. Such is the case with dark energy and its related concept dark matter. Dark Energy Not much is known about the dark energy. The term was coined to explain the amount of energy that was suggested by mathematical computations and its effects on the universe’s … [Read more...]

Life on Mars? Maybe

Modern day Mars is not dissimilar to the most extreme deserts on Earth. It is a barren and desolate place, yet is still the subject of intense study and curiosity. Why is there such interest in this planet, and why do so many space scientists believe it may once have harbored life? Essentially, the presence of life on any planet or satellite is determined by five key factors: 1. Temperature. For life to exist, the temperature of a planet must allow water to … [Read more...]