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The Latest in Urban Farming: This Smart Microgarden is Soil-Free and Resource-Savvy

  Urban farming is now easier and more high-tech with a smart garden that you can control with a phone app.   This innovative spin at f...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-08-03 16:25 0

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The Myth of the Digital Native: Why Older People aren't Necessarily Worse at Technology

  If you were born after 1980 (1984 for some), then you are a digital native.   Digital natives are people who grew up in the digital...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-08-03 19:25 0

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We Shouldn't Finish Taking Antibiotics After All, New Study Says

  Doctors have always advised us to finish taking antibiotics that had been prescribed to us. New research now says that following this partic...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-08-04 00:25 0

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Does Neuroticism Help People Live Longer?

  Neuroticism isn't really something that people consider to be a good thing, but maybe it is in some way. A new study has found that neurotic...

LEARNWTFLAUGH

Published: 2017-08-04 19:25 0

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The Last Captive-Born SeaWorld Orca Has Died

  Kyara, a three-month-old SeaWorld orca, has died for still-unknown reasons.   A post-mortem examination will reveal the baby orca's...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-08-05 00:25 0

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99% of Deceased NFL Players Had Brain Trauma, Post-Mortem Shows

  Post-mortem analysis of the brains of 111 deceased NFL players revealed that all but one had a neurodegenerative brain disease.   The...

WTF

Published: 2017-08-05 03:25 0

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Earth Overshoot Day 2017: The Planet's Resource Budget Will be Gone by August 2

  As of next week, we'll have officially used up the Earth's resource budget for 2017. This means that August 2 is officially this year's Ea...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-08-05 08:25 0

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The Paris Agreement Needs to be More Aggressive, Scientists Say

  New research has found that we may have even less time to address climate change and global warming than we previously thought. As a result,...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-27 13:17 0

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The Reasons People Have for Giving to Charity

  Researchers have found that the wealthy and less wealthy have different reasons for giving to charity.   Surprisingly, scientists are...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-27 08:17 0

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Baby Red-Tailed Hawk Adopted by Eagles Now Acts Like an Eagle

  Last month, news broke that bald eagle parents had adopted a seemingly orphaned red-tailed hawk chick. Now, new information from the Hancock...

LAUGHLEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-27 18:17 0

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BaZnGa! TV's Big Bang Theory Inspires a New Chemical Compound

  Dr. Sheldon Cooper from the television show Big Bang Theory is known to be quite the physicist. He's also known for his catchphrase—ba...

LAUGHLEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-27 23:17 0

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How Depression Changes Our Brain's Wiring

  Scientists have found that depression may be able to change the structure of our brain's white matter.   The white matter in our bra...

LEARNWTFLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-28 20:17 0

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Confirmed: There's Nothing “Mysterious” about the Bermuda Triangle

  This may come as no surprise to you, but the Bermuda Triangle is no more dangerous or more mysterious than many other parts of the world....

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-29 01:17 0

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In Honor of Shark Week: 5 Things in the Water More Terrifying than Sharks

It's Shark Week once again, and it's that time of the year when our fear of sharks skyrockets. To be fair, sharks can be terrifying. A lot of us proba...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-29 04:17 0

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How Many Planets without Star Systems are Floating Around in Outer Space?

  Astronomers say that there may be billions of planetary nomads without home star systems floating around in the void of space.   Sci...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-29 09:17 0

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Why You should Get Indoor Plants for Your Apartment

  Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, in their book Good Omens, had joked that “almost the entire drive of human history has been an attemp...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-30 04:17 0

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Struggling to Maintain a Meatless Diet? Here are 5 Ways to Resist Temptation

People have a variety of reasons to begin and maintain a meatless diet. However, a lot of people find it difficult to completely cut meat out of their...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-30 07:17 0

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Almost Everyone Will Develop a Mental Illness at Least Once in Their Lives

  A new study claims that nearly all of us will develop one mental illness or another, though it will be temporary for most.   This ma...

LEARN

Published: 2017-07-30 10:17 0

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Fake News Spreads Like an Illness, According to Math

  Scientists have found that fake news spreads on social media because of information overload.   Receiving or reading fake news is lik...

LEARN

Published: 2017-07-30 15:17 0

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The Scientific Invention of Color

    The scientific invention of color doesn't involve color alone, but chemistry, physics, and new materials as well.   Humans fir...

LEARN

Published: 2017-07-30 18:17 0

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Scientists Found a Trace of Mysterious Human Ancestors in Our Saliva

  Scientists have found hints that a “ghost” species of human ancestors may have contributed to the genes of modern humans in Sub-...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-23 16:17 0

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We Have 6,909 Living Languages. How Did This Happen?

  There are currently 6,909 living languages in the world right now, but there are only 196 countries. How do people living in the same geogra...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-24 01:17 0

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Exhumation Reveals That Salvador Dali's Mustache Remains Intact

  Artist Salvador Dalí's mustache is intact and still in the (in)famous “ten past ten” position.   Dalí died...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-24 04:17 0

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Predicting Game of Thrones Character Deaths Using a Network Model

    Who will die next on Game of Thrones? As fans of the show know, Game of Thrones character deaths always come as a shock. Good guys,...

LAUGHLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-24 07:17 0

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Low-Fat Ice Cream Doesn't Taste Any Worse Than Regular Ice Cream

  Though we think that regular fatty ice cream is much better than low-fat ice cream, scientists say that there's actually no difference in ta...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-24 22:17 0

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The Oldest Smiley Face Emoji in the World

  At 4,000 years old, this smiley face emoji on an ancient jug may just be the oldest emoji in the world.   Turkish and Italian archae...

WTFLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-25 01:17 0

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Finding Antipodes: If You Dug Straight Through the Earth, Where Would You End Up?

  A new interactive map will show you where your location's antipode is on Earth. Antipodes are two points on a sphere that are furthest apart...

LAUGHLEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-25 04:17 0

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A Son of Cecil the Lion Has Also been Killed by a Trophy Hunter

  You may remember that two years ago, Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer shot and killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. This sparked global o...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-25 07:17 0

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The Beatles Didn't Start a Music Revolution—Hip-Hop Did

  When people think of the Beatles, they think of the music revolution that the band brought about. However, researchers now say that it was h...

LEARN

Published: 2017-07-25 10:17 0

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Wanna Sleep Better? Have a Sense of Purpose

  Scientists now say that having a sense of purpose is what will give you a good night's rest. Thus, if you want to sleep better, have a reaso...

LEARN

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