Science

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Gestalt

Gestalt is a German word meaning the essence or shape of an entity's complete form. First popularized in the 1970s the term means the totality of the situation. Read More
Green Flash

Green Flash

The green flash is a green light visible just for a second after the sun sets below the horizon. The high frequency green light remains visible after sunset. Read More

How To Estimate Your Distance From Lightning

A cool trick to measure the distance of lightning from your location is to start counting when you see a flash and divide by five when you hear thunder. Read More
IUPAC Nomenclature

IUPAC Nomenclature

IUPAC Nomenclature is a system for naming organic molecules created by the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry to provide unique names to molecules. Read More
Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming is a dream in which the dreamer is consciously aware that he or she is dreaming. Lucid dreams can be dream-initiated or wake-initiated. Read More

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis, known as the kissing disease, is a viral infection that causes fatigue, fever, sore throat and swollen lymph glands and is contracted via saliva. Read More

Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton’s laws of motion: objects at rest remain at rest, acceleration of an object is related to the force applied to it, for every action there is a reaction Read More

Pinacocyte

Pinacocytes are the flattened contractile cells in which the outer layer of most sponges (Poriferans) are composed. These cells form the pinacoderm. Read More

Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia is a disorder in which a person cannot recognize faces. A person with this disorder will often have to resort to recognizing a person by voice. Read More
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

The Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve originates in the head, passes down into the chest and loops around the aorta before returning to the upper neck to the larynx. Read More
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