What is The Sound of Clara Rockmore?

Today Google honored Clara Rockmore and her 105th birthday with an online theremin. Clara Rockmore is famous for her ability to make music from thin air. Trained from a young age as a violinist, Rockmore ultimately gave up the violin for theremin, a gesture-controlled instrument named after its inventor, Léon Theremin. Not only did Rockmore become […]

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Eye-Gazing

Why do we lose the sense of romance in love? Why is it so difficult to sustain relationships after the initial obsessive phase wanes?  It looks like a pretty obvious fact that after awhile the scorching heat between a couple starts to cool down.  That’s because our brain works so that we get motivated by novelty, not steady […]

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How Microwave Ovens Work?

It is now the moment for me to proudly confess that the last 10 years I survived without a microwave. When someone happened to ask me why, I never had a solid answer for that. But now I know. How Microwave Ovens Work? They work by bombarding the food with electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency […]

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How Different Cultures Perceive Sex

European culture is perceived as sexually liberated. It’s perfectly acceptable for both men and women to have casual sex when, how and with whom they desire. Sex is usually seen as a way to satisfy psychological needs – feel loved, feel wanted, feel attracting, feel satisfied and so on. I collected some sex traditions from all around […]

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How Does Your Camera Work?

Instagram users 80+M photos every day. Snapchat users share 8,796 photos every second. Facebook users post 350 million photos per day, and 4,501 per second. Every two minutes, humans take more photos than ever existed in total 150 years ago. But what essentially is a photo? In order to answer this question, let’s try to understand how cameras […]

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