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Older Fathers Beget Geeky Kids, Study Finds

Geeky kids, strange interests[Photo by Annie Spratt] Researchers claim that older fathers tend to have children who score higher on the “geek index”....

Published: 2017-06-23 08:19 0

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Five of the Biggest Mass Extinction Events on Earth

What many of us may know about mass extinction events probably concerns the disappearance of the dinosaurs. We know that the dinosaurs became extinct...

Published: 2017-06-23 04:12 0

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Baby Bird from the Cretaceous Period Remarkably Preserved in Amber

The hatchling's feathers are still intact in the amber.[Photo Ming Bai, Chinese Academy of Sciences] Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains...

Published: 2017-06-22 21:11 0

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Baby Bird from the Cretaceous Period Remarkably Preserved in Amber

The hatchling's feathers are still intact in the amber.[Photo Ming Bai, Chinese Academy of Sciences] Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains...

Published: 2017-06-22 21:11 0

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Dubai's Flying Taxi Will Take Off This Year

Image by EHang, Inc. Soon, a flying taxi fleet will be zipping around the skies above Dubai. Dubai's Road and Transportation Authority (RTA) announc...

Published: 2017-06-22 12:44 0

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Boeing to Test Self-Flying Planes

Taking off this summer: tests for self-flying planes. This summer will see aerospace giant Boeing bringing its self-flying planes into their testing...

Published: 2017-06-22 06:51 0

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Salty No More: Desalinating Seawater with Sunlight

Potable water is a necessity, and obtaining it should be as easy as possible.[Photo by Aman Bhargava] There is a new energy-efficient way of desalina...

Published: 2017-06-22 03:09 0

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US Agency Lifts Ban on Human-Animal Hybrids

Chimeras form in the lab when researchers insert human cells into animal embryos. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last year that it...

Published: 2017-06-21 15:56 0

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Volcanic Eruptions Triggered the Dinosaur Age

Volcanic eruptions send mercury into the atmosphere. Traces of mercury are thus a good indicator of volcanic activity. A long period of volcanic acti...

Published: 2017-06-19 21:11 0

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Power Corrupts, and Science can Prove It

Watching the actions of others should trigger a response in our brains. A feeling of power, however, seems to inhibit this response.[Photo by Luca Iac...

Published: 2017-06-19 04:22 0

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Saving Giant Pandas from Climate Change

Rising temperatures may make it more difficult for pandas to access sustenance. Creating cool artificial spots in forests may be the best way to save...

Published: 2017-06-19 02:23 0

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Will Elon Musk Make Colonizing Mars Possible?

The first look at Mars[Image by Robert Viglasky, National Geographic Channel] Colonizing Mars is something that has intrigued a lot of people, and fo...

Published: 2017-06-18 08:21 0

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Mexico Border Wall: Dividing the Desert

These pronghorns need to roam freely in the borderlands. The proposed Mexico border wall can spell disaster for the borderless animals of Arizona's S...

Published: 2017-06-18 04:57 0

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An Israeli Soldier and an Ancient Request for Wine

The newly-discovered inscriptions have been there all along.[Image by the American Friends of Tel Aviv University] Researchers at Tel Aviv University...

Published: 2017-06-18 01:30 0

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Dog Years vs Human Years: Animals Do Experience Time Differently

Ever wondered how dogs and other animals perceive time?[Photo by Melissa Chabot] We all know that dog years aren't really the same as human years. We...

Published: 2017-06-17 22:45 0

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SanDisk's 1TB SD Card: A Terabyte in a Thumb

Image by SanDisk SanDisk announced last year that it will release a 1TB SD card sometime in 2017. The world of SD cards isn't really very exciting....

Published: 2017-06-16 01:04 0

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New Tanning Lotion Activates the Production of Melanin

Sick of fake tans? There's something better on the way.[Photo by Isabell Winter] Goodbye, fake tans—there will soon be a tanning lotion that can make...

Published: 2017-06-15 23:15 0

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These Lithium Metal Batteries Have Double the Power

How powerful is your phone's battery? Sick of having to recharge your devices every few hours? Check out the lithium metal batteries that can give yo...

Published: 2017-06-15 16:02 0

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Alzheimer's Prevention May be Possible with a New Vaccine

Alzheimer's can be a devastating disease.[Photo by Frantzou Fleurine] A breakthrough development in Alzheimer's prevention takes the form of a vaccin...

Published: 2017-06-15 07:34 0

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Plasma Jet Engines: The Future of Flight

Touch the sky in a new plasma engine-powered jet. Having plasma jet engines is looking to be a real possibility for humanity. But what's so special...

Published: 2017-06-14 18:35 0

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Has an HIV Cure Finally Worked?

Some cautious good news for the HIV-positive[Photo via Getty Images] An HIV cure may have worked for the first time ever. A 44-year-old British man...

Published: 2017-06-14 16:52 0

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Coal Power Plants in France to be Shut Down by 2023

France is set to shut down all of its coal power plants by 2023. Former French President Francois Hollande made this pronouncement last year at the C...

Published: 2017-06-13 19:23 0

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Solar Energy May Actually be Better for US Economy

Photo by Karsten Wurth You may have heard that solar energy and other forms of clean energy will negatively impact the US economy. President Donald T...

Published: 2017-06-13 18:10 0

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BYAF: Double Your Chances of Getting a Yes

BYAF stands for “but you are free”, and these are the magic words to getting someone to agree to your request. Being demanding doesn't always work. A...

Published: 2017-06-13 17:13 0

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Guess How Long This Record-Breaking Lightning Bolt Was

Photo by David Mourn According to scientists, the longest record-breaking lightning bolt was 321.1 kilometers long. It spanned almost the entire leng...

Published: 2017-06-13 06:58 0

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The Five Most Extreme Planets We Know Of

In honor of the recent discovery of the hottest planet we know of, let's look at some of the most extreme planets that astronomers have discovered so...

Published: 2017-06-12 20:44 0

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Dealing With Heartbreak? Train Your Brain

Dealing with heartbreak is hard enough without compounding it with doing things we'll later regret. Brain training won't ease the pain of heartbreak,...

Published: 2017-06-12 07:48 0

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Cracked Smartphone Screens May Soon be a Thing of the Past

One of the most lowkey annoying things of the modern era A new material may soon turn cracked smartphone screens into nothing more than an unpleasant...

Published: 2017-06-12 05:44 0

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Fetuses In Utero Recognize and React to Face-Like Shapes

Fetuses have a preference for faces and face-like shapes, and this preference develops in utero. Young babies are more interested in looking at faces...

Published: 2017-06-12 03:18 0

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Bacterial Secretions Serve as Aphrodisiacs for Protozoans

A mating swarm of Salpingoeca rosetta choanoflagellates[Photo by Arielle Woznica] Researchers found bacteria whose secretions can function as aphrodi...

Published: 2017-06-11 06:13 0

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