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slate.com — It’s based on stoner logic, not science. You might have heard of Jean Baptiste Lamarck in an intro biology class. He proposed a version of evolution that, in hindsight, seems like the sort of thing a stoned teen would come up with. In the Lamarckian theory of evolution, changes in species occur not…
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iflscience.com — Just one hour of neurofeedback has been found to induce changes to white matter in the brain. If you’re looking for a productive way to spend your time then you might want to try out a scandalously cool technique called neurofeedback, which enables people to gain control over their brain activity. …
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standardmedia.co.ke — Given the symbolism of new life and rebirth, it was only natural to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at this time of the year. The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. So, in 2020, Easter will be celebra…
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theatlantic.com — It’s much less scientific—and more prone to gratuitous procedures—than you may think. In the early 2000s Terry Mitchell’s dentist retired. For a while, Mitchell, an electrician in his 50s, stopped seeking dental care altogether. But when one of his wisdom teeth began to ache, he started looking for…
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news.sky.com — DNA shows migrants who arrived in Britain around 6,000 years ago constructed the world's most famous prehistoric monument. It is as British as fish and chips and one of the country's most famous sites, but new evidence suggests the roots of Stonehenge lie in the Mediterranean. Scientists studying …
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macleans.ca — Geophysicists tracking the Earth’s magnetic field say the pole is slipping into Siberian territory. For the first time since it was discovered on the North American mainland, the magnetic North Pole is heading into Siberian territory. Geophysicists who use satellite data to track the machinations of …
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engadget.com — Researchers at Tel Aviv University managed to successfully print the first ever 3D heart that uses cells and biological materials from a patient. The medical breakthrough, which was published today in Advanced Science, managed to produce an entire heart, complete with cells, blood vessels, ventric…
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sciencealert.com — Over the years, researchers have learned a lot about dinosaur anatomy, but there's one feature that keeps eluding us.  Of all the dinosaur tracks discovered, only a rare few, far less than one percent, show any traces of skin. It's a serious blindspot, especially when the patterns that this organ …
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mavenroundtable.io — While most people are happiest in the company of close friends, highly intelligent people are happiest when alone. While many people are happiest when with friends, smart people find being alone the most enjoyable time, the World Economic Forum reports. The study performed by the Singapore Managem…
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nationalgeographic.com — Subtle shifts in the motion of the nearby star Proxima Centauri suggest that it may host not one but two alien worlds. Not just one, but two planets might be orbiting the nearest star to our sun, a small red dwarf called Proxima Centauri that’s about 4.24 light-years away. “We are pleased to sho…
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