Combining all these streams of sensory data is an astonishing feat to pull off, but there’s one factor which really adds complication… timing. We have just looked at the phenomenon of brain blindness. Where the brain loses the ability to
Mike Mays is in the unusual position of having his sight successfully restored but, remaining with brain blindness after 40 years with no use of his eyes.
This brain blindness happens when the brain rewires to function without normal eyesight. This causes structural changes within the brain.
During a premature birth Naglaa Mohammed Yehiya gave birth to a baby with two heads. With a condition known as Craniopagus Parasiticus the outlook was poor.
Despite the best effor of doctors, young Manar Maged died after a brain infection.
Sam Kashimi had a sex change to become Samantha Kane. But after some time, he decided, life as a woman was not for him and sex reassignment was the option.
Sam was not gay and sex with men was not to be. Sex reassignment was essential for this Iraqi born man.
A genius bordering on insanity, the self-appointed sex change surgeon, John Ronald Brown, operated without a surgical licence and left mayhem in his wake.
Brown was tried and unanimously found guilty of second degree murder. A crime that carried a sentence of 15 years to life. Even if he serves the minimum term, Brown will be 91 years old before he’s released.
A 500 year old self made mummy found atop a high Tibetan mountain poses an intriguing question. How did it get there and why hasn’t it decomposed.
It also revealed high nitrogen levels suggesting the monk was extremely mal-nourished when he died. A fact that fits in with the theory of the Japanese mummy.
Pyromania can be a destructive fascination with fire but, it can also be a sensual, erotic experience. Joe Wambaugh has researched the subject for his books
Even serial arsonists are not, necessarily, pyromaniacs as many of them set fires for other reasons. Candidates like Bruce Lee and Paul Keller set many fires for revenge or out of spite.
Panspermia is the hypothesis that seeds of life exist in the Universe, Red Rain falling in India re-ignited the theory for two leading scientists.
Putting all the evidence together, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe believes this is how life began on Earth in the first place.
Known as the greatest conspiracy theory of all time, the notion that the Apollo 11 moon landing was a hoax is put to the test and suitably debunked.
Cascadia, a geological fault in the Pacific north-west thought to be fairly passive may be a slumbering giant ready to produce the next megaquake.
The next megaquake may not happen for centuries, or it could be imminent. No one knows. We don’t know whether the entire Cascadia fault will rupture like it did in 1700.