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Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks

This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easy preventable.

The rubber hand test. Proof Your Senses Are Lying To You

How we experience our own bodies is a classical question in psychology and neuroscience. It has long been believed that our body image is limited by our innate body plan — in other words that we cannot experience having more than one head, two arms and two legs. However, brain scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now shown that it is possible to make healthy volunteers experience having three arms at the same time.

Strange Things Found on Google Street View (36 pictures)

For nearly six years, Google has given the world access to its virtual world known as Street View, a groundbreaking technology that allows users to get a 360-degree, panoramic street-level view of the world provided by its special camera-mounted cars that roam the streets photographing everything. This same service has been responsible for recording some of the most bizarre and wildest acts ever witnessed out in the open.

Magnificent bees (8 pictures)

There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. This beautiful photos show bees in close-up.

Rethink you drink

Compare drinkss, find out where sugar is hiding, and see how much of the sweet stuff you’re really consuming.