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Wim Hof’s Cold Trickery

Wim Hof is well known for setting some stunning records in the cold, but in the last couple of years changed his focus to selling his method as a tool to get better health. What is plausible of his claims? And what is true about his claims that his method has gained scientific recognition?

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Oliver Sacks’s Twins and Prime Numbers

In his book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” (1985) Oliver Sacks describes an intriguing case of savant syndrome. He tells the story about his encounter with the twins John and Michael, who had been in institutions since childhood, variously diagnosed as autistic, psychotic or severely retarded. Others before Sacks had already investigated these boys and […]

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