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An Experimental Book Tests Our Ability to Perceive Multiple Mediums Simultaneously

Living up to its name, the book Network, a project by Chilean electronic musician Nicolas Jaar co-published by Printed Matter and Other People, can be opened at pretty much any point and read — if reading is even what you call it. Upon opening the book I saw a series of onomatopoeias, several pages …

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Scientists slam ‘exaggerated’ benefits of brain games

The benefits of so-called brain games are “exaggerated” and evidence they improve cognitive ability are “weak to non-existent”, a group of experts has said. Consumers “naturally think these products will be helpful”, a report by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) found. But it warned that while the games …

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Alton’s first “escape room” opening this weekend

Escape rooms are all the rage these days. The purpose of an escape room is to solve puzzles as a team to unlock the room in which a group of people has been locked. Several such rooms exist in large cities such as St. Louis and Chicago, but one will …

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Brains learning together act the same

Students paying attention in class may have similar brain electrical patterns, a new study shows. A teacher standing at the front of the classroom may see all of the students facing her. But are their fixed stares the look of rapt attention? Or the glassy-eyed gaze of daydreaming? Maybe the …

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Left-Handed People Are Officially Smarter

We know for a fact that a lot of you like to tease your left-handed friends, for reasons we really aren’t so sure of. But news from some recent studies might have the tables turning, because new research has revealed that left-handed people might really be smarter! read more at …

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Pirates and puzzles: Couple opens escape room in Cannon Beach

There was plenty to do on the beach if the weather was nice, but as a kid on those rainy days, Lyman remembers not feeling engaged with the town. “We wanted to bring something to town that people could do that didn’t involve the beach. Even when it’s rainy, parents …

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This Dog Knows More Words Than Any Other Animal Except Humans

Chaser the brilliant border collie isn’t your average dog. She’s basically a canine genius. After years of intensive training, Chaser knows over a thousand words. And she can perform all sorts of complicated requests and puzzles. read more at cuteness.com

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Kickstarter Alert: Program a Mechanical Computer With ‘Turing Tumble’

If you’re a fan of puzzle games and programming, this Kickstarter project is a must-see! Turing Tumble is a cleverly designed gadget (the word “toy” doesn’t do it justice) that can be programmed to function like a mechanical computer, and there are a series of puzzles to introduce you to different …

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