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A weirdly funny fact about avocados – did you know they are named after human body parts?

November 18, 2019

Avocados are usually described as superfood. They are rich in vitamins B, K, C, E and potassium. They…
What is 2 metres long, but looks like a sneaker? You’ve guessed it – a coffin from Ghana

October 30, 2019

We’re all going to die, so why make a big fuss about it? It is always weird to…
Did you know that theatrical blood is used in other areas too? It is not just a toy of Hollywood

May 28, 2019

A lot of movies contain fighting scenes, which involve at least one character bleeding. Of course, injuring actual…
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Pokémon activates a unique part of the brain, offering insights into its structure

May 10, 2019

Penn doctoral student Michael Barnett admits he was “obsessed” with Pokémon as a child, spending hours with Pikachu and the gang.…
Why cowboys only loaded 5 rounds in their 6-chamber revolvers?

May 5, 2019

Standard revolvers typically have 6 slot cylinders. Of course, it is not a rule – different designs allow…
What is more engaging – TV or an audiobook? The answer is hardly surprising

June 27, 2018

We look into entertainment for a reason. We seek to feel and experience something new, we want emotions…
Trailblazing research – young scientist seriously tackled the problems of internet memes

October 21, 2017

That‘s it people, science has reached its peak. A new dissertation in University of York was written about…
Biometrics in Movies: Sci-Fi Security

April 29, 2017

Facial recognition used to just be for science fiction. Eye sensors and voice scanners used to only be…
Oscar awards are driven by ‘one of us’ mentality – just like everything else

March 31, 2017

Different people are dreaming about different trophies. While some wish to receive some kind of scientific award, others…
Four Questions: Rudolph and Those Reindeer Games

December 16, 2016

Donner, Dasher, Blitzen … they’re the animal stars of the holidays, but what do we know about the…
New ‘Rogue One’ Film Provides Interesting Study in Cybersecurity

December 16, 2016

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which opens in theaters this weekend, details how the Rebel Alliance steals…
Santa vs. superheroes

December 14, 2016

He doesn’t fight crime, wear tights or hang out in a Batcave, but Kris Kringle has superpowers that…
Details of “Game of Thrones” are actually taken from medieval history and literature

November 6, 2016

“Game of Thrones” is the most popular fantasy epic of the 21st century. It is shown all around…
Vampires: fact versus fiction

October 31, 2016

After Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and Vampire Diaries, you might think you know all there…
What kind of hero do we need?

April 4, 2016

When you count this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Hollywood has produced 10 movies featuring DC…
Geek Culture Associated with Narcissism, Extraversion, Neuroticism, Creativity and Depression

January 12, 2016

A geek is traditionally defined as an enthusiast who develops expertise on a topic through exceptional determination and…
The economics of Star Wars: How the Empire collapses​​

December 2, 2015

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…​ The Rebel Alliance blew up two of their…
Music creates warmth in the urban chill

November 3, 2015

From the record players and pirate radio stations of the 1950s through to smart phones and headphones of…
Making zombies of us all

October 22, 2015

George Romero’s 1968 film, “Night of the Living Dead,” helped inspire the popularity of zombies that continued with…
Autism expert helped shape new ‘Sesame Street’ initiative

October 22, 2015

During its almost half-century on television, “Sesame Street” has tackled thorny issues ranging from divorce to death, food insecurity and…
The Liverpool View: How accelerator science takes us ‘Back to the Future’

October 22, 2015

Today is `Back to the Future` day, the date which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in Back…
The power of film

September 3, 2015

Social scientists have long argued documentary films are powerful tools for social change. But a University of Iowa…
Scientists to talk ‘Star Wars’ in Google+ Hangout

June 11, 2015

Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers will discuss the science behind “Star Wars” films live online Friday during…
Goodbye ‘Mad Men,’ Hello Grief

May 13, 2015

When the show “Mad Men” airs its final episode on Sunday after a run of seven seasons on…
First Evolutionary History of Popular Music Using Big Data Analysis

May 8, 2015

Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists came together for the world’s most substantial study of popular music to date.…
Hollywood and Tobacco: New Spotlight on Smoking At The Movies

March 27, 2015

UC San Francisco is launching a revamped Smokefree Movies website that offers the public unusual insight into Hollywood’s…
Update: Gym Culture Likened to McDonalds

April 28, 2014

Visit a typical gym and you will encounter a highly standardised notion of what the human body should…
NASA Congratulates ‘Gravity’ on Academy Award Wins

March 4, 2014

NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie “Gravity” for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuarón…
The oldest star in the universe? Maybe, maybe not!

February 14, 2014

There is a myth that goldfish have a three-second memory, and I sometimes wonder if the same is…
Time Lord show is Who’s who of faith

November 4, 2013

Dr Andrew Crome, says Doctor Who- which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary next month  (23 November) – has…
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