This is the reconstruction of René Descartes' brain
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This is the reconstruction of René Descartes’ brain


Using a state-of-the-art scanning system, a French team of researchers has successfully reconstructed Descartes' brain from the philosopher's skull. Their findings were published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences on July 2017

 



Burned bread, put into the oven 2000 years ago
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Burned bread, put into the oven 2000 years ago


It was found in Herculanum and was petrified by the Vesuvius eruption

 



Beautiful iridescent clouds
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Beautiful iridescent clouds


Iridescent clouds are a diffraction phenomenon caused by small water droplets or small ice crystals individually scattering light. It is a fairly common phenomenon

 



Astronaut McCandless, 30ft from his space shuttle, on February 12th, 1984!
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Astronaut McCandless, 30ft from his space shuttle, on February 12th, 1984!


 



The southern pole of Jupiter, taken by Juno
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The southern pole of Jupiter, taken by Juno


Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought

 



At least six captive ravens live at the Tower of London
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At least six captive ravens live at the Tower of London


Their presence is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the tower; a superstition holds that "if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it"

 



A kitten learning how to clean itself from its mother
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A kitten learning how to clean itself from its mother


 



Incredible zoom on a bacteria on a diatom on an amphipod
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Incredible zoom on a bacteria on a diatom on an amphipod


 



Spheres are not the only objects to have a constant curve width
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Spheres are not the only objects to have a constant curve width


There are in fact an infinity

 



Lions are great hunters... but even bigger scavengers!
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Lions are great hunters… but even bigger scavengers!


Carrion provides more than 50% of their diet. These big cats are in competition with spotted hyenas for eating!

 



Have a drink! This sensation is called science
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Have a drink! This sensation is called science


 



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An octopus egg hatching!


 



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In the extinct Australian language Mbabaram, the word for “dog” is “dog”.


Watch the video to learn more!

 



Flying fish or kingfisher?
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Flying fish or kingfisher?


 



Roermond grave connects 2 lovers despite differing beliefs
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Roermond grave connects 2 lovers despite differing beliefs


Joesphina van Gorkum wouldn't let tradition and religion get in the way of her marriage to her protestant lover (she was a catholic). She even found a way for them to remain together in death, despite their tombs being in different sections of the graveyard