How many people have died in wars throughout history?

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Calculating the total number of people who have died in wars throughout history is difficult. As Winston Churchill apparently said, “history is written by the winners”; and this becomes truer the further back we go. The victorious side of any […]


Urban population boom may spell trouble for East Asian cities

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Population is growing at an “unprecedented” rate in East Asian cities, researchers have announced today. Using NASA Technology, scientists from the University of Madison-Wisconsin discovered that urban crowding in East Asia – an area that includes Manila, Seoul and Tokyo […]


What is consciousness?

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Since time immemorial, one important question has perplexed the greatest minds: what is consciousness? It was once a question that only philosophers would dare try to answer, but scientific advances – specifically in the field of cognitive neuroscience – are […]