Why Do We Dream? Sleep, Memory, And The Science Of Dreaming

All About Dreams Dreams are an essential part of the human experience. They’re universal; as near as science can show (without literally reading people’s minds) every person dreams when they sleep. So why do we dream? It’s been a popular question for thousands of years—possibly since before the dawn of civilization. ...

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Why Do We Yawn? Science Explains The Cause

Why Do We Yawn? We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in a boring meeting at work, or maybe an 8 AM lecture with one of those professors who just goes on and on. You’re trying desperately to keep alert when your brain just wants sleep. Suddenly, the unmistakable urge to yawn ...

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Who Invented The Internet? Inside The World Wide Web

Who Invented The Internet? The Internet: we post on it, email with it, conduct business through it. It’s such an integral part of our lives that we often take it for granted. It’s always around us, and it’s increasingly difficult to remember a time without it—if we were even alive ...

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The Sky Is Purple: History’s Missing Color

Which of these squares is a different shade of green? Chances are that didn’t come easy. 90% of native English-speakers will struggle to determine which one stands out. They might squint, furrow their brow…and ultimately, just guess (often incorrectly). What’s fascinating, though, is that the struggle is not universal. Members ...

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When Did WWII End? Inside The End of the War

On Tuesday, May 8th, 1945, the Daily Mail in England had the words: VE DAY—IT’S ALL OVER written in huge, bold letters across its front page. All across the Western world, similar headlines were printed. But was it all over? Getty Images In America, the New York Times had a similarly jubilant but less all-encompassing headline: THE WAR ...

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Why Is The Sky Blue?

Why Is the sky blue? For many kids, it’s the first real question they ask about science and the way the planet works. Even though we learn the answer multiple times throughout our lives, be it from a family member, at school, or from a book, most of us will ...

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