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Mystifying! Boy Missing His Brain’s Visual Cortex Can Still Somehow See

A seven-year-old boy in Australia who has lost most of his visual cortex in infancy but has somehow retained normal vision mystifies scientists. Ho...

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Published: 2017-12-09 01:33 0

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Meet the Man Trying to Stem the Tide of Online Identity Theft

Data breaches and identity theft are becoming all too common, but most of us don’t know how to deal with it. Luckily, Troy Hunt is there to help...

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Published: 2017-12-09 16:33 0

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5 Common Animal Myths, Debunked

Certain things that we think we know about animals may not be true after all.   Did you know that hordes of lemmings sometimes commit mass suic...

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Published: 2017-12-09 19:33 0

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The Best Bronze Age Weapons and Tools Came From Shooting Stars, Scientists Say

Findings show the possibility that the best weapons, tools, and jewelry from the Bronze Age may have been forged from the iron in fallen meteorites....

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Published: 2017-12-09 22:33 0

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The Earth is a Weird Place, and Here’s Just Five Reasons Why

Our planet is an amazing, beautiful place. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its weird quirks.   From having a huge moon to h...

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Published: 2017-12-10 01:33 0

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Learn How to Make Pizza From Scratch–in Space

Astronauts living on the International Space Station have managed to make pizza from scratch in zero gravity. So how is making pizza in space differen...

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Published: 2017-12-10 04:33 0

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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets? A Microbiologist Answers

Philip Tierno, a microbiologist at New York University, weighs in on how often we should be putting our bed sheets in the wash. Hint: you’re pro...

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Published: 2017-12-10 07:33 0

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A Woman With a Uterus Transplant Has Just Successfully Given Birth, Marking a US First

A woman who had been born without a uterus has managed to give birth after a successful uterus transplant, making this the first birth after a uterus...

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Published: 2017-12-10 10:33 0

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The Only Spacecraft Outside the Solar System Began Talking to Us Again

Voyager 1, the only spacecraft wandering around beyond the limits of our solar system, has responded to a NASA signal despite being extremely far away...

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Published: 2017-12-10 13:33 0

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Scientists Hit a New Roadblock in the Search for Alien Life

Scientists have found that detecting a pertinent sign of life on other planets may be more difficult to do from Earth. Artist's impression of the s...

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Published: 2017-12-10 16:33 0

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Between Cats and Dogs, Which Species is Smarter? Science Has the Answer

Researchers counted the neurons in the brains of cats and dogs, and discovered that one species has twice as many neurons as the other. So which one i...

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Published: 2017-12-06 02:11 0

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Horrifying “Tattoo” of the Pepsi Logo on a Lobster Sheds a Harsh Light on Ocean Trash

A lobster found off the coast of New Brunswick in Canada seems to have the blue, white, and red imprint of the Pepsi logo on its claw. Photo by&nbs...

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Published: 2017-12-06 05:11 0

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Biologist Finds Incredibly Rare Bush Dogs in an Unexpected Place

Jan Schipper wasn’t expecting to see extremely elusive bush dogs in images caught by his camera traps. And even if he did, he wouldn’t hav...

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Published: 2017-12-06 08:11 0

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Drones Rain Down Seeds to Restore Our Forests

Drones that can shoot seeds into the ground are taking reforestation to an “industrial” level. Reforestation with drones   &nbsp...

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Published: 2017-12-06 11:11 0

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Celebrity Thai Elephant Kills Trainer in the Latest Controversy Surrounding Elephant Captivity

Ekasit, a male Asian elephant that has appeared in the film Ong Bak and numerous others, crushed his owner to death in Chiang Mai. A still of Ekasi...

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Published: 2017-12-06 14:11 0

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The Big Bang Theory is a Bust, Says Physicist

The universe may not have begun with a big bang, physicist Juliano César Silva Neves says. If so, how did the universe come into existence?...

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Published: 2017-12-06 17:11 0

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Prehistoric Women Had Stronger Arms Than Today’s Best Rowers

A bone analysis of the 7,000-year-old remains of prehistoric women shed a new light on the role of women in prehistoric communities, as well as the ef...

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Published: 2017-12-06 20:11 0

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Why Teenagers Break the Rules

Scientists have found that the brains of teenagers may not be developed enough for them to be able to tell which things are more important and which a...

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Published: 2017-12-06 23:11 0

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Trophy Hunting Weakens a Species’s Ability to Survive Climate Change

Trophy hunting and poaching are making it more likely that several species will go extinct due to climate change. Big antlers, big targets  ...

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Published: 2017-12-07 02:11 0

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Bacteria Found on the ISS are Probably From Humans, Not Aliens

Before you get excited over the news that bacteria have been found on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS), keep in mind that the micr...

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Published: 2017-12-07 05:11 0

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Are These the Real Animals Behind the Legends of the Yeti?

Scientists have basically thrown water over the flames sustaining the legends surrounding the Yeti by performing DNA analysis on supposed Yeti samples...

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Published: 2017-12-07 08:11 0

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Scientists Find a Way to Include a Fire-Extinguishing Chemical in Our Batteries

Though it doesn’t happen often, it’s possible that the batteries of our devices may catch on fire. Luckily, there’s a chemical that...

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Published: 2017-12-07 11:11 0

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The Outrageous Way That Turtles Breathe in Ice-Covered Waters

Turtles breathe through their butts to ensure that they’ll live through the winter in frozen ponds. How do turtles survive when freshwater bo...

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Published: 2017-12-07 14:11 0

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Longer Lives, Poorer Health?

People in the United Kingdom are living longer, but they’re spending their retirement years in poorer health than their parents and grandparents...

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Published: 2017-11-28 20:13 0

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Australian Zoo Welcomes the Birth of a Rare Black Rhino

Halloween at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia saw the birth of a baby black rhino, a rare species with fewer than 5,500 individuals left in...

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Published: 2017-11-28 23:13 0

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Indonesian Volcano Mount Agung is Stirring. How Bad Could an Eruption Be?

Tens of thousands of people on the Indonesian island of Bali have been told to evacuate because the volcano Mount Agung has shown signs of an imminent...

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Published: 2017-11-29 02:13 0

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How an Amazon Tribe is Saving Their Medicinal Knowledge in a 1,044-Page Book

Members of the indigenous Matsés tribe of Peru are creating a compendium of their plant lore as well as preserving “healing forests&rdquo...

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Published: 2017-11-29 05:13 0

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What is Space? Or, Yet Another Question That We Never Really Thought to Ask

What exactly is space, anyway? Is it made of anything? Does it have an existence independent of the things that occupy it? If you take all of the matt...

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Published: 2017-11-29 08:13 0

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Here’s How You Get Someone to Stop Listening to Music That You Hate

Is your friend, family member, or significant other’s taste in music driving you crazy? Just some tweaks in their brain can them to see--or rath...

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Published: 2017-11-29 11:13 0

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Scientists Witness a New Bird Species Evolve in the Galapagos

A new species of finch has evolved in just two years in the Galapagos, and scientists were able to observe it happen in real time. The new finch sp...

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Published: 2017-11-29 14:13 0

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