Category Archives: Science

A Brief Overview of Tourette Syndrome

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A neurobiological disorder that causes its sufferers to make uncontrolled sounds and movements, the symptoms of Tourette syndrome (not Tourette’s) can be so mild that many people who have the condition are not even aware of it. What is Tourette? Like many other psychological conditions, the syndrome is diagnosed after several symptoms have been observed, and they include: At least […]

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A Brief History of Pi

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That the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is constant has been known to humanity since ancient times; yet, even today, despite 2000 years of thought, theories, calculations and proofs, π’s precise value remains elusive. Ancient Civilizations Babylonian By the 17th century B.C., the Babylonians had a relatively advanced knowledge of mathematics, that they memorialized into […]

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All About Migraines

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This is yet another great article from our friends over at The Medicine Journal Migraines are one of four types of primary headaches, and they come in two forms, those with an aura and those without.   The other three primary headaches are tension headaches, cluster headaches and, the catch-all type known as, other primary headaches.  These include things like exercise […]

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Is it Possible to Target Belly Fat When Losing Weight?

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This is yet another great article from our friends over at The Medicine Journal- Jessica asks: Is it true there are ways to target losing the fat around your stomach? If so, how? A quick internet search will yield countless claims of ways to remove the unwanted fat from around your mid-section.  From over-hyped diet pills promising to reduce levels […]

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Is It True That a T-Rex Couldn’t See You If You Didn’t Move?

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Derek asks: Is it true that a T-Rex couldn’t see you if you didn’t move? If so, how do scientists know this? In the immensely popular (despite the sins) movie Jurassic Park, there’s the famous scene where the giant T-Rex is attacking a jeep during a thunder storm. As it attacks, Dr. Alan Grant, a self-respecting paleontologist, yells, “Don’t move! […]

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Why Can’t You Use Blood from Someone Who Has a Different Blood Type Than You?

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Brandon asks: Why can’t you use blood from someone who has a different blood type than you? Hot, cold or just plain bad, throughout history, people have used blood as a metaphor to describe their changing moods. One aspect of blood, however, is immutable – its type. Since each blood type carries unique characteristics that can wreak havoc in the […]

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