The placebo effect is a long-recognised phenomenon that has played an important part in the history of medicine — from the healing powers of Stonehenge to administering placebo drugs to modern day patients. But it’s not until recently that science has begun to truly understand how the placebo effect really works.
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It seems that the toilet has gotten a bad rap. We all shun it as the dirtiest part of the house when in reality there are a lot of supposedly clean places that are exponentially filthier.
A new image from ESO’s VISTA telescope captures a celestial landscape of glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC...
Aral Sea The Aral Sea, once the 4th largest lake in the world, continues to shrink and is now 10% of its original size. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently called the drying up...
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Racism is bad and we’re all pretty much on the same page with that one. Accidental racism, while still bad, is also often hilarious, as evidenced by these cases that we are almost certain were completely unintentional.