illusions

Weird News
Some people wondered: If that was Jesus in the flames, what message was he sending?
GPS for the Soul
Getting adept at aging is hard work. There are numerous seductive illusions, all aimed at bringing temporary comfort to an ego struggling to live life on its own terms.
The World Post
The deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to be illogical and unsettling as a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence, whether under conditions of enmity or friendship, is a fact that neither side can change short of a catastrophe.
Videos
The Illusionists weigh in on why there aren’t more women in the field of magic.
Videos
The Illusionists reveal how magicians prefer to have their craft referenced.
Videos
Watch as the Illusionists dazzle us with an on set performance.
New York
You can't help but get excited about the prospect of magic's supreme duo Penn & Teller returning to Broadway for the first time in decades. And they're just as giddy as the audience and fans to bring a healthy helping of old and new tricks to theater's premiere stage.
Science
Even when we close our eyes, they are active. They are buzzing with the metabolism and regeneration of visual pigments. You can think of it as the TV not being shut off, but changed to a fuzzy picture.
Wellness
Memory is an incredible tool. From nostalgic thoughts to little details, our brains have the power to recall the most poignant
Culture & Arts
Where one building could be an ugly apartment block -- telephone wires and stuck-on balconies included -- we now get to assess the structure free of its intended purpose.
Science
Light in the night In this illusion, the white square on a black background appears larger than the same-size black square
Science
What do L. Ron Hubbard, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Alice in Wonderland, M.C. Escher, John H. Conway, Roger Penrose and Oprah Winfrey have in common? The same thing as Isaac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Salvador Dali.
Wellness
The fact that so many marriages end in disappointment for so many couples is a reflection of how many people continue to opt for the illusion of myths rather than to challenge the assumptions on which they are based.
Science
The researchers scanned the brains of 14 volunteers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Perceiving the invisible
Culture & Arts
How would you define the concept of an optical illusion? Filmmaker Samm Hodges attempts to explain the phenomenon in his
Post 50
The illusion of immortality was but the first of many illusions dispelled by the transit into and ultimately through midlife. On this, the far side of midlife, the deconstruction of illusions has only accelerated.
TED Weekends
2012-11-15-lottopullA blue sky is a contradiction: the sky at night is devoid of colour, so why during the day does the world seem to be shrouded in a blanket of blue?