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The Synchronicity of Guilt and Gravity

The 2035 Nobel Prize Lecture in Psycho-Physics Dr. Kilgore Bisson Lagrange L5 Colony PRIAM As provided by Richard Krepski Art provided by Errow Collins I first came upon the notion of the synchronicity of guilt and gravity in my background … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Lava Floors

Sometimes, our Strange Science goes a little weirder than other weeks. This week is one of those. We started out by asking ourselves how “the floor is lava” became a thing. The first answer we found was related to a … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Suppression of Fear

Scientists at Texas A&M University have recently identified a portion of the brain in rats that inhibits fear, which may ultimately lead to new ways to treat conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The nucleus reuniens, a small brain region … Continue reading

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To See the Light

[CONTENT WARNING]: This story contains medical horror. Readers should be advised. An essay by Max Allaway, as provided by J. Harper Art provided by Luke Spooner A deep, groggy breath. I tried to open my eyes. All I saw was … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Gifted Children and Future Success

Johns Hopkins University began a study of gifted children in 1971. The study has continued since then, moving to Vanderbilt University in the interim. Through this long term study, the scientists involved have been able to track the trajectories of … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Why Do Clowns Frighten Us?

Many people experience coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. Did you know that there are a number of possible reasons for this phobia? One theory is the “uncanny valley” effect, where something is identifiable as human, but with just a little … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Reactions to Extraterrestrial Life

How would humanity react if extraterrestrials landed on Earth tomorrow? According to psychologists at Arizona State University, we’d likely react well! Through examinations of human reactions to what could be fossilized Martian microbes, the possibility of an artificially constructed astral … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Ketamine For Treating Depression

Scientists have recently been studying the possible use of ketamine as a fast-acting treatment for depression, particularly major depressive disorder and bipolar depression. Ketamine is predominantly used as a medication for starting and maintaining anesthesia, for humans and domestic animals. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Studying Monsters

Did you know that there’s an entire organization devoted to the study of medieval monsters? They’re called MEARCSTAPA, which stands for Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application. The name of the … Continue reading

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Snap and Crackle

An essay by Doctor Rufus Highgate, as provided by Maureen Bowden Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye My receptionist bounced through the doorway without knocking. “The new one’s arrived, Doc. He’s a jitterer. D’ya want a slug of Mother’s Ruin before I … Continue reading

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