The ancient Egyptians thought so little of brain matter they made a practice of scooping it out through the nose of a dead leader before packing the skull with cloth before burial. They believed consciousness resided in the heart, a view shared by Aristotle and a legacy of medieval thinkers. Even when consensus for the locus of thought moved northward into the head, it was not the brain that was believed to be the sine qua non, but the empty spaces within it, called ventricles, where ephemeral spirits swirled about. As late as 1662, philosopher Henry More scoffed that the brain showed "no more capacity for thought than a cake of suet, or a bowl of curds."
Wine during ancient Egypt. Viticulture is estimated to have originated in the 6th or 7th century B.C in the region to the south of the Black Sea. The wine industry in Egypt was most likely the result of trade between Egypt and ...
An innovative lamp has been created by designer Quentin Vaulot which allows you to pull out light along a strip and then form it into shapes to enable you to create the perfect light for whatever you might be doing.The lamp called “Shape Is Use”...
Steven Taubman's handy infographic breaks down your chances of survival should you be caught in the middle of an Alien Vs. Predator film (although I wouldn't put a lot of stock in the "facehugger deflection via paper bag" technique).
Have you ever wonder how the Earth look like from the satellite ? These amazing pictures of earth taken by the Landsat 7 satellite. Take a look at the photos and I’m sure you’ll be amazed… (Those are fantastic pics!
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