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Cape Town’s Day Zero: South African Capital is Running Out of Water

After three years of drought, Cape Town is fast approaching Day Zero, or the day that it becomes the first major city in the world to lose its public...

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Published: 2018-01-25 09:16 0

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Watch How Our Thoughts Run Through Our Minds

Scientists have found a way to track the journey of a human thought through the brain, from start to finish.   Video uploaded by UC Berkeley...

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Published: 2018-01-25 14:16 0

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Were We Wrong? Rats May Not Have Spread the Black Death

It’s common knowledge at this point that rats were instrumental in spreading the Black Plague in medieval Europe. However, it’s possible t...

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Published: 2018-01-25 19:16 0

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What Killed the Aztecs? Scientists Find New Answers

A sickness spread out through the once-mighty Aztec Empire and killed 15 million people in the span of just five years. What exactly caused the death...

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Published: 2018-01-26 00:16 0

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Scientists Reconstruct the DNA of the Only Black Man in 1800s Iceland—Without His Remains

The remains of Hans Jonatan, a former slave who escaped to and settled in Iceland, have unfortunately been lost. In spite of this, however, scientists...

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Published: 2018-01-26 05:16 0

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Great Pyramid’s Void May Contain Real-Life Iron Throne

The void nestled in one of the Great Pyramids of Giza may contain an ancient “throne of iron” carved out of the core of a fallen meteorite...

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Published: 2018-01-26 10:16 0

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Extraterrestrial Life in the Solar System “Likely”, Scientists Say

Not only is there life beyond Earth, but researchers say it’s likely that we’ll find it on our own neighbors in the solar system. What'...

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Published: 2018-01-26 15:16 0

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Robots are Now Beating Humans at Reading Comprehension

Maybe at this point, it would be easier to list the things that robots haven’t bested us at. Robots are beating us at our own games.  ...

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Published: 2018-01-19 20:06 0

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Surfers Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

People who hit the waves regularly are three times more likely to carry around antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria in their gut. Why are surfers...

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Published: 2018-01-20 01:06 0

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There’s Water on Mars—and Lots of It

Humans that will set foot on Mars in the future may not have to worry about access to water, since the planet has vast reserves of it under its surfac...

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Published: 2018-01-20 06:06 0

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Our Solar System is Apparently Messy Compared to Other Systems

Other star systems are ordered, with planets that seem like peas in a pod. However, our solar system seems to be special in more ways than one. Wh...

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Published: 2018-01-20 11:06 0

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Significant Scientific Contributions of Immigrants from “Shithole Countries”

Why would the US want more immigrants from “shithole countries”? Maybe because many of these immigrants have actually contributed a lot to...

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Published: 2018-01-22 08:06 0

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Strange Deep Space Signals Have a Strange Source as Well

The influx of short bursts of radio signals has been baffling astronomers for years. However, a team of researchers may have finally found the source...

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Published: 2018-01-14 20:06 0

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Alien Megastructure Star is Just Like Any Other Star, Albeit a Little Weirder

An alien megastructure isn’t what’s causing Tabby Star’s bizaare fluctuations in brightness. It turns out that the real reason is ac...

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Published: 2018-01-14 23:06 0

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This Gymnast is “Allergic to Everything”—Even Her Own Hair

A 22-year-old gymnast has a rare and bizarre disorder that has rendered her allergic to just about everything, including her own tears and her own gro...

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Published: 2018-01-15 04:06 0

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The Ancient Mouth Harp That Still Makes Music

Deep in the Altai Mountains in Russia, archaeologists found a 1,700-year-old mouth harp that was still capable of making sound. A 1,700-year-old mo...

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Published: 2018-01-15 09:06 0

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Humpback Whale “Saves” Marine Biologist From Tiger Shark

Video footage shows a humpback whale seemingly pushing marine biologist Nan Hauser away from an approaching tiger shark and into safety. The whale...

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Published: 2018-01-15 14:06 0

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The Eerily Earth-Like Surface of Titan

The surface of Titan looks remarkably like that of Earth’s, with features like cliffs and lakes. Does this mean that if Titan can indeed host li...

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Published: 2018-01-15 17:06 0

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How Far Can You Cool Water Without It Turning to Ice?

Scientists have managed to bring liquid water to the lowest temperature possible without it turning into ice, and no, it’s not by cooling it to...

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Published: 2018-01-19 17:06 0

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High-Tech Camera Spots the Birth of New Stars

A NASA telescope mounted on a modified Boeing 747SP jet has captured the formation of new stars in a nearby nebula, giving groundbreaking insight into...

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Published: 2018-01-19 01:06 0

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Dive Into the World of Animal Sentience

Animals cry, laugh, and get outraged over injustice—just like us. The emotional world of the animals around us is definitely something worth loo...

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Published: 2018-01-18 17:06 0

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This Mysterious Egyptian Rock is Older Than the Solar System

Scientists discover that the Hypatia stone, a collection of mysterious rock fragments, dates back to before the solar system was born. What can th...

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Published: 2018-01-18 14:06 0

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Prisoner Thought to be Dead Suddenly Snores on Autopsy Table

A prisoner in Asturias, Spain has turned to be very much alive despite being declared dead by three different doctors.   29-year-old Gonzalo...

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Published: 2018-01-18 09:06 0

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Scientists Create Shape-Shifting Robot Exoskeletons to Power Tiny Transformers

Physicists have come up with a robot exoskeleton that can change its shape according to the shifts it senses in its environment. Tiny shape-shifti...

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Published: 2018-01-18 06:06 0

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Regular Exercise Can Make Your Heart Younger

Exercising four to five days a week can reverse heart aging and even make up for decades of a sedentary lifestyle. How to maintain heart health eve...

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Published: 2018-01-18 01:06 0

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Logan Paul’s Suicide Forest Video: Suicide Contagion and the Media’s Role

The theory of suicide contagion explains how depictions of suicide in the media may increase the risk of suicide among certain populations. A still...

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Published: 2018-01-17 22:06 0

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Lab-Created Human Sperm Cells are Almost Like the Real Thing

Researchers have found that lab-grown sperm specimens can undergo a critical process that ensures the absence of harmful mutations that may be passed...

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Published: 2018-01-17 03:06 0

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Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 to Crash to Earth with Potentially Dangerous Cargo on Board

The Tiangong-1, China’s first unmanned space station, is set to crash to Earth in March of this year. The fragments may carry hydrazine, a chemi...

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Published: 2018-01-17 00:06 0

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Are Sugar Comas Real? Experts Say Yes

A “sugar coma” is no longer just a cutely exaggerated way to say that you’ve eaten too many sweets. How does sugar impact our cog...

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Published: 2018-01-16 19:06 0

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is Back With Another Bogus and Dangerous Fad

Goop’s so-called “detox guide” is promoting coffee enemas, which are exactly what they sound like. Gwyneth wants you to put what...

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Published: 2018-01-16 16:06 0

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