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The Kindness of Bonobos: Why “Human Decency” isn’t Unique to Humans

Bonobos are capable of being kind to complete strangers, even when there’s no benefit to it.     Is kindness a uniquely human tra...

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Published: 2017-11-19 21:31 0

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Physical Attraction isn’t All About Looks, According to Science

A pretty face isn’t the only thing that makes people attractive, scientists have found. Our voice and smell also play a significant role in phys...

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Published: 2017-11-19 18:31 0

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UN to Discuss the Use of Killer Robots

Several artificial intelligence experts have been calling for a ban on the use of so-called “killer robots”. Will their calls fall on deaf...

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Published: 2017-11-19 15:31 0

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An Awakening: Will Iceland’s Tallest Volcano Wreak Devastation Once Again?

Unusual seismic activity in the region of Öræfajökull, a formidable Icelandic volcano, has scientists worried that another eruption ma...

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Published: 2017-11-19 12:31 0

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If Music Gives You Chills, It May be Because Your Brain is Special

If you get goosebumps when you listen to music, then it’s likely that your brain is wired differently. It also means that you have higher emotio...

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Published: 2017-11-19 11:31 0

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The Journey of a Jurassic "Sea Monster" that Led it To India

In a small village of Lodai in India, a fully intact marine dinosaur fossil that roamed the seas 150 million years ago has been recently found. The...

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Published: 2017-11-19 08:31 0

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Lab-Grown "Killer Mosquitoes": Our Hope To Eradicating the Disease They Carry?

Small but terrible. Although mosquitoes are tiny, they are dangerous, and rightfully so. As carriers of many diseases such as malaria, yellow fever,...

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Published: 2017-11-19 07:31 0

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Gluten May Not be to Blame for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Short-chain carbohydrates, not gluten, may be what’s triggering your non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Can't have what your friends are having a...

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Published: 2017-11-19 04:31 0

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2017 is Set to be One of the Hottest Years on Record

The year may not be up yet, but scientists are already saying that 2017 will be among the three hottest years on record.     Does this...

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Published: 2017-11-19 03:31 0

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How Long Can Microorganisms Live on Mars?

Scientists have found that microorganisms can survive in the harsh surface conditions of Mars for millions of years, which is much longer than previou...

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Published: 2017-11-19 00:31 0

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Manuka Honey: Superfood or Snake Oil

Manuka honey has been touted to be a superfood that can be used to treat several conditions, but what exactly can--and can’t--manuka honey do?...

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Published: 2017-11-18 23:31 0

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Straight Outta Your Nightmares: Rare “Prehistoric” Shark with 300 Teeth Seen Off Portugal

A rarely-seen shark species that once occupied the world alongside dinosaurs--and may have inspired maritime myths of sea serpents--has been caught of...

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Published: 2017-11-18 20:31 0

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NASA and Uber Team Up to Develop a Flying Car Project

We’re getting closer and closer to a Jetsons-like future with NASA and Uber’s new collaboration on developing a flying car. Visualizat...

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Published: 2017-11-18 19:31 0

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The Desperate Bid to Rescue 10 Stranded Sperm Whales

Rescuing one sperm whale, which can weigh 35,000 to 57,000 kilograms, is already quite the challenge. So how do you rescue 10 of the creatures, all of...

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Published: 2017-11-18 16:31 0

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Archaeologists Discover the Earliest Evidence of Winemaking

We don’t usually think of Stone Age people to be particularly refined, but archaeologists have discovered that the fine art of winemaking likely...

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Published: 2017-11-18 13:31 0

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