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Acceleration: The rate of change of velocity per unit of time.

Alchemy: An ancient pseudoscience chiefly concerned with the transmutation of base metals into gold and silver, with the discovery of a single effective cure for all diseases, with a way to extend life indefinitely, and with the manufacture of artificial life.

Autokinetic Effect: A phenomenon of visual perception in which a stationary, small point of light in an otherwise dark or featureless environment appears to move.

Biology: The study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution.

Biochemistry: The branch of science concerned with the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms.

Chemical: A compound or substance that has been purified or prepared, especially artificially.

Chemical Energy: Energy stored in the bonds of chemical compounds.

Chemistry: The branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed; the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and the use of these processes to form new substances.

Control: A group or individual used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a survey or experiment.

Debunk: To disprove something that was thought to be paranormal.

Dependent Variable: A variable (often denoted by y ) whose value depends on that of another.

Double-Blind: Denoting a test or trial, especially of a drug, in which any information that may influence the behavior of the tester or the subject is withheld until after the test.

Energy: The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.

Enthalpy: A thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the total heat content of a system. It is equal to the internal energy of the system plus the product of pressure and volume.

Entropy: A thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system.

Force: Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.

Fun House Effect: This effect happens when floors, walls, stairs, or ceilings are not level, causing a sudden incline/decline that throws off one's balance; can cause dizziness, nausea or one to trip.

Gravity: The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. For most purposes, Newton's Laws of Gravity apply, with minor modifications to take the general theory of relativity into account.

Independent Variable: A variable (often denoted by x ) whose variation does not depend on that of another.

Inorganic: Not consisting of or deriving from living matter.

Kinetic Energy: Energy that a body possesses by virtue of being in motion. When an object is at rest, kinetic energy is used to force that object into motion.

Levitation: To float in the air, defying gravity.

Mass: A coherent, typically large body of matter with no definite shape.

Matrixing: A very common occurrence as our brains are programmed to look for eyes or even faces when viewing an image.

Organic: Relating to or derived from living matter.

Potential Energy: The energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors.

Physics: The branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics, distinguished from that of chemistry and biology, includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

Quantum: A discrete quantity of energy proportional in magnitude to the frequency of the radiation it represents.

Radiant Energy: Energy that travels by waves or particles, particularly electromagnetic radiation such as heat or X-rays.

Science: Systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.

Sleep Paralysis: A phenomenon in which a person either during or falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, or react.

Torque: A twisting force that tends to cause rotation.

Velocity: The speed of something in a given direction.

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