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Time and time again

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Well, this will be my third post in a row about time. I think I’ll discuss something else next week!

As I’ve said before, the path of a particle as it travels through space in the usual way can be represented as a line in a four-dimensional space-time system. 1,158 more words



There’s nothing like accidentally posting a random collection of notes to your blog and then having to go into all the social media sites and deleting it. 715 more words

Think Pieces

Gosh! Did our brains really shrink?

Keith Hudson

Full marks to Richard and Adam Ferguson!  They stayed their father’s hand — or, rather, his foot a few weeks ago — when his spade struck a bone when digging a deep hole in their garden to make a pond.  914 more words

Does (brain) size matter?

This week, the Telegraph reported on a study purporting to demonstrate that “Wealthier children have bigger brains”. In a surprise twist, the headline is not the most sensationalist part of the article, with the first sentence stating “Richer pupils achieve higher academic grades because their brains are different, according to research”. 521 more words

News Stories

Study: Kids From Poor Families Have Smaller Brains Than Wealthy Children

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Socioeconomic status is linked to a child’s cognitive ability and brain development, with a new study showing that children from poor families have smaller brains than their wealthier peers. 478 more words


“The Big gene” that paved way for human intelligence

Imagine you inject a single gene found exclusively in the humans into the brains of the mouse embryos. The outer layer called the cortex starts growing in an otherwise smooth mouse brain and develops folds similar to the ones found in a human brain. 255 more words


Reason for bigger brain in humans

Humans have evolved as the most intelligent species during the course of evolution with incredible thought process, imagination and unique capabilities to use abstract language and do complex math. 536 more words