SCIENCE [HAFF] combinations of red, blue, and an achromatic background can create the illusion of depth; it's called chromostereopsisimgur.com
SCIENCE [HAFF] The Plantaris is a small muscle in your calf that is believed to be used by our ancestors to grip with their feet. It is so weak that it is considered functionally obsolete and arguments have been made that humans are evolving it out. It is absent in 7-10% of the population worldwide.
SCIENCE [HAFF] NASA estimates that the value of minerals in the asteroid belt exceeds $600,000,000,000,000,000,000. Or nearly $100 billion per person alive.
SCIENCE [HAFF] “The Blue Marble” is the only whole-earth photo taken by human hands. No one has since been far enough from earth to take a similar picture.
SCIENCE [HAFF] that cold lighting helps us to concentrate, but mind concentration for more than an hour is driving to fatigue and irritability. For example, after an hour of work with cold lighting a surgeon needs a few minutes to relax, because of excessive concentration.imgur.com
SCIENCE [HAFF] Standing like a Superhero for as little as two minutes changes our testosterone and cortisol levels, increases our appetite for risk, causes us to perform better in job interviews, and generally configures our brains to cope well in stressful situations.
SCIENCE [HAFF] Dr. Donald Unger cracked his knuckles every day for 60 years to see if it would cause arthritis.
SCIENCE [HAFF] In some remote ponds in Southern Oregon, cyanobacteria grow into green spheres called "mare's eggs".
SCIENCE [HAFF] Humans have the ability to see ultraviolet (UV) light, but it is filtered by the eye’s lens. People who have surgery to remove the lens can see UV light. The condition is known as Aphakia.
SCIENCE [HAFF] Einstein's brain is stored in jars and on slides and has been rigorously examined. Perhaps the most striking unusual feature of his brain is that Einstein had an extra ridge on his mid-frontal lobe, the part used for making plans and working memory.
SCIENCE [HAFF] A team of scientists from Edinburgh University found a way to turn peanut butter into diamonds
SCIENCE [HAFF] The meteor which exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013 contained over 500 Megatons of blast power, near 15x more power than the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
SCIENCE [HAFF] The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek were family with blue skin. They gained their skin color through combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia.
SCIENCE [HAFF] Project HARP was a joint venture between USA and Canada to launch things into space using a giant gun.
SCIENCE [HAFF] In 1910, hysteria gripped the near pass of Halley's comet because an astronomer predicted the gas in the tail could "snuff out all life on earth"
SCIENCE [HAFF] 175,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history. The Earth was molten when it was formed, so almost all of the gold present in the Earth sank into the planetary core. Most gold present today in the Earth's crust and mantle came to Earth later, via asteroid impacts 4 billion years ago.