Deja vu – This phenomenon denoting intense feeling that lived now the situation has already happened once. Deja visie (visited), deja vecu (longer lived), deja senti (already felt) – is another term for the feeling that the current situation has ever occurred. The experience is short, abrupt, with an aura of mystery. In the majority of cases occur in healthy individuals, at different intervals depending on the population. In ancient times such feelings associated with meta–psychosis – wandering souls. The current term began to use in 1873, when the first time used the words “deja vecu“, and three years later Emile Boirac used this phrase in the article “Correspondance“.
Space probe Deep Impact – NASA space probe
Space probe Deep Impact – NASA space probe named Deep Impact during the flight within 700 km of comet Hartley 2, was attacked pieces of ice about the size of a basketball. The researchers had never observed such a phenomenon. The reason for this situation was likely to influence the evaporation of solid carbon dioxide.
Spouses similarity – Assortative mating
Spouses similarity – Assortative mating – Evolutionary biologists and psychologists have called this phenomenon assortative mating.
“The choice of the man who is to us in a similar way, makes sense from an evolutionary point of view. Namely the physical resemblance is key to genetic similarity. This increases the likelihood that our genes are reliably transferred to the next generation “
– explains prof. Philippe Rushton, a psychologist at the University of Western Ontario – his work has shown that we choose mainly those features that have a higher heritability. To which include, for example, an increase in the circumference of the wrist, but not waist circumference.
Parasomnia – This is a phenomenon that accompanies sleep. Do not concern the length and quality of sleep. These are eg. Nightmares, night terror, sleep walking or wake up with confusion. An interesting type of parasomnia is a team of “exploding head” – in falling asleep there is a feeling that something exploded in or next to his head. It is very difficult to sleep after such an experience, but the doctors did not see any health risks stemming from this disorder.
Midnight sun – The phenomenon midnight sun, or the sun north, there is the polar north pole in summer (May to July). The sun is above the horizon for 186 days and beyond for only 179. The difference stems from the fact that the day we believe the situation where the horizon is even the smallest piece of the solar disk.
Right-handedness causes – Starts in the womb
Right-handedness causes – About 90% of people are right-handed and no one knows why. There are cultural aspects of this phenomenon. But it really all starts in the womb – 9 out of 10 embryos just sucks right thumb.
Near Death Experience
Near Death Experience – The experience of this type is referred to as NDE, or near-death experience (Near Death Experience). He invented them the most famous researcher of this phenomenon Raymond Moody. He based his research composed a list of common feelings of people who “returned from the dead.” Most of them experienced a feeling of “out of body“. They didn’t feel pain, were happy and calm.
2014 warmest year – According to analysis of NOAA
2014 warmest year – According to the analysis of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2014 was the warmest year since the beginning of the measurements. For the first time since 1990. Record temperature achieved without the influence of the weather phenomenon El Niño.
Rainbow forming ways – Meteorological phenomenon
Rainbow forming ways – It meteorological phenomenon, optical (photo-meteor). Being produced by the refraction of light rays in the water droplets in the atmosphere. Where it is distributed across all colors.
Chameleon changing coloration
Chameleon changing coloration – Depending on the temperature, the ambient atmosphere and change color chameleon skin. Scientists have recently discovered the mechanism of this phenomenon: in the skin of lizards are cells called iridophores, which contain small crystals, reflecting light. Chameleon can tune these crystals, changing the distance between them. In this way, a spectrum of colors, which determines the number of nanocrystals and their distance to each other.