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A Guide to Keeping Track of Ancient Human Ancestors

Scientists have found a number of human ancestors, and it can be quite confusing to keep track of all of them. It's like keeping track of which cousin...

Published: 2017-05-03 12:21 0

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Apple Aims to Create Products From Recycled Materials

Large-scale mining that produce raw materials for electronic devices can have quite an impact on the environment.[Photo by Sebastian Pichler] In hono...

Published: 2017-05-03 08:37 0

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Testosterone Supplements May Lead to Impulsive Decision-Making

Testosterone supplements may make men more impulsive and less likely to reflect before making a decision, a study finds. A ball and a bat cost $1.10...

Published: 2017-05-02 22:56 0

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TARDIS IRL: The Math of Building a Time Machine

Is it possible to turn back the hands of time? A mathematics and physics professor has come up with a mathematical model for a Traversable Acausal Re...

Published: 2017-05-02 21:18 0

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Living With a Rare Hermaphrodite Dog

A veterinarian discovered that a young Jack Russel terrier is a rare canine hermaphrodite. Hermaphroditism is a condition in which an organism has bo...

Published: 2017-05-02 20:00 0

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The Truth Behind the Mythical Goldfish Memory

According to the goldfish memory myth, fish can remember just the past three seconds. Apparently, this is why goldfish can repeatedly swim around thei...

Published: 2017-05-02 08:03 0

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Function Over Flair: The Granny Style Free Throw

Chinanu Onuaku gave the uncool granny throw a chance.[Photo by Jamie Rhodes - USA Today Sports] Mathematical analysis has found that professional bas...

Published: 2017-05-02 05:49 0

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Why Calling People Sheeple is Offensive to Sheep

"Who're you calling 'sheeple', punk?" Wake up, sheeple! When we compare people to sheep, we see those people as dumb, docile, and unable to think an...

Published: 2017-05-01 23:56 0

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Love Addiction isn't All Roses and Chocolates

Careful with the sparks that feelings of love set off.[Photo by Brigitte Tohm] Love may be a many-splendored thing, but love addiction is no romantic...

Published: 2017-05-01 22:47 0

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Scientists Have Assembled the Largest Canine Family Tree Ever

This newest and largest canine family tree gives insights on how over 150 modern dog breeds evolved. The study was able to make quite a lot of new di...

Published: 2017-05-01 21:40 0

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Female Dragonflies Fake Their Own Deaths to Avoid Unwanted Sexual Attention

Dragonflies can give pointers on how to avoid creeps.[Photo by Jack Kaminski] Zoologist Rassim Khelifa discovered that female moorland hawker dragonf...

Published: 2017-04-29 22:11 0

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Financial Success Shouldn't be the Basis of Your Self-Worth—Here's Why

How much do your finances influence your self-worth?[Photo by Andrew Branch] Pursuing financial success for the purposes of boosting or protecting yo...

Published: 2017-04-29 20:51 0

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Congenital Insensitivity to Pain is More of a Curse Than a Superpower

People with congenital insensitivity to pain don't feel pain from the heat, but that doesn't mean they won't get burned. The inability to feel physic...

Published: 2017-04-29 07:24 0

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Baby Humpback Whales Whisper to Their Mothers, Scientists Found

New recordings reveal that newborn baby humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to avoid predators. Humpback whales are famous for th...

Published: 2017-04-29 06:14 0

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A No-Bake Recipe for Martian Bricks

A brick made of Martian soil[Photo by the Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego] Scientists have figured out a no-bake recipe for creating bricks...

Published: 2017-04-29 02:23 0

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5 Bizarre Facts about Star-Nosed Moles

Star-nosed moles don't just look bizarre, they are bizarre. Of course, bizarre here means “weird but amazing”. 25 years' worth of research has gone i...

Published: 2017-04-29 00:26 0

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Otzi the Iceman: The World's Coldest Case Finally Solved

Scientists have finally found what caused the death of Otzi the Iceman. On September 19, 1991, a pair of German tourists found the naturally mummifie...

Published: 2017-04-28 05:31 0

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5 of the Worst Oil Spills in History

Oil spills are one of the worst things that can impact our seas and oceans. Oil is quite light, so it can spread quickly throughout the surface of the...

Published: 2017-04-26 22:58 0

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How Bilingualism Develops in Young Children

The quality of exposure to language from birth matters. Bilingualism depends upon the quality, not quantity, of exposure to languages from birth. Ch...

Published: 2017-04-25 22:01 0

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Why Crossing the Street is Difficult for Children

There's now a scientific reason why children shouldn't cross streets alone. Up to a certain age, children lack the perception and motor skills necess...

Published: 2017-04-23 08:27 0

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Will We be Flagging Down Flying Cars in the Future?

The German company Lilium has beaten out Google and Uber in developing flying cars that can take the place of taxi cabs. If you're old enough to rem...

Published: 2017-04-23 07:31 0

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The Tunguska Event: Separating Fact From Myth, Part Two

This is the second of a two-part series on unraveling the mysteries of the Tunguska event. The first part of this series discussed what happened duri...

Published: 2017-04-23 05:56 0

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The Tunguska Event: Separating Fact From Myth, Part One

The Tunguska event is a mystery that has endured for over a century. Many theories have come up to attempt to explain the event, ranging from the some...

Published: 2017-04-23 05:25 0

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Our Online Persona Differs From Platform to Platform

It's no secret that we cultivate an online persona in our social media. Who we are online is not exactly who we are in real life. However, it turns ou...

Published: 2017-04-23 03:16 0

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5 Exoplanets That May Host Alien Life

Though scientists aren't completely sure yet if other planets in our solar system are habitable, they're also looking beyond the solar system to find...

Published: 2017-04-22 23:17 0

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Where Has the Slims River Gone?

A melting glacier has caused the vast Slims River to disappear in just four days. Ice melt from the Kaskawulsh glacier, one of Canada's largest, fed...

Published: 2017-04-22 21:18 0

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When Music and Science Collide: Tailoring Music with Biometrics

Is relaxation just a playlist away?[Photo by Haley Phelps] Music and science will provide you with the exact piece of music that can relax you. Have...

Published: 2017-04-20 06:11 0

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Aha! Dissecting the Eureka Moment

"My moment of realization trumps the need for clothes." -Archimedes, probably A eureka moment is a moment of sudden understanding and insight. New re...

Published: 2017-04-20 04:37 0

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The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul—Here's Why

Evolution played a part in the expression of emotions through our eyes. A new study gives insight into why our eyes are the windows to the soul. We c...

Published: 2017-04-20 03:16 0

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The Narcissist Network: Social Media and Excessive Self-Love

Is social media the domain of the narcissistic? Maybe. A new study has found that there is a weak to moderate link between using social media and bein...

Published: 2017-04-19 08:43 0

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