The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, has arrived at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.More >>
Black and white, old and young, South Africans by the thousands paid final tribute Wednesday to their beloved Nelson Mandela. In silence or murmuring, they filed past the coffin. Some glanced back, as if clinging to the...More >>
The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a...More >>
As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he...More >>
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The man dubbed the "Ball Cap Bandit" will plead guilty to federal charges according to documents filed in United States District Court. Cedrick Lamont Hicks is accused of robbing or attempting to robMore >>
The man dubbed the "Ball Cap Bandit" will plead guilty to federal charges according to documents filed in United States District Court.More >>
President Barack Obama's top health official is asking for an investigation into the administration's botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.More >>
With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.More >>
Few can forget the piercing images from Sept. 11, 2001, but some see a double meaning in the photo.
The image, along with those questions, have been floating around social media for years, but now science is taking a hard look at what our eyes are seeing.
"In this particular case it happened to look like a face because that's one of the possible ways smoke can look," said Dr. Stephen Macknik with the Barrow Neurological Institute.
"When you have smoke emanating from fire it often takes up this conical shape in which vertical and horizontal lines can be superimposed which are the eyes and nose and mouth of the 'Satan' in the smoke of 9/11," said Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde with the Barrow Neurological Institute.
"But the reason it looks like a face to us is because our brain is tuned to actually see faces in things. And it's trying to find faces all the time," Macknik said.
Scientists said it's something that happens even more in an emotionally significant moment, like 9/11.
The photo is real, but the face, no matter how you perceive it, is all in our heads.
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