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theatlantic.com — Scientists have finally confirmed that a weird ribbed oval called Dickinsonia is an animal. Around 558 million years ago, a strange … something dies on the floor of an ancient ocean. Its body, if you could call it that, is a two-inch-long oval with symmetric ribs running from its midline to its fri…
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gizmodo.com — When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly interested in physical touch. A group of scientists recently wondered whether this drug might have a similar effect on other species—specifically, octopuses, …
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relrules.com — If you’re feeling all sad, dejected, and hopeless because you’ve been single for the longest time now, you don’t have to despair. Why? Because science has already proven that being in a relationship is going to make you gain some weight. Yes, you’re single and you desperately want to find love in yo…
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inquisitr.com — Philip Metzger and other astronomers find fault with 2006 decision to classify Pluto as a dwarf planet. A lot happened in 2006. Saddam Hussein was killed, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion, and Pluto was downgraded to the status of “dwarf planet,” a new classification created by the Intern…
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wired.com — For decades, some of the atomic matter in the universe had not been located. Recent papers reveal where it’s been hiding. Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the “ordinary” matter in the cos…
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kingdemic.com — Science has confirmed that women have more complex brains, which suggests that they need more sleep. Professor Jim Horne, director of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University has a specific explanation on the importance of sleeping. According to Jim Horne: “For women, poor sleep is stro…
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iflscience.com — The oldest-ever example of a painting by a human has been found in a cave in South Africa. Archaeologists have made an incredible finding of a human drawing that dates back more than 70,000 years, making it the oldest human drawing ever discovered. The finding, published in Nature, was made in Blo…
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mavenroundtable.io — In 2012, North Carolina banned the practice of basing public policy on sea level rise predictions. As North Carolina prepares for the onslaught of wind and rain from Hurricane Florence — a rare Category 4 storm currently hurtling toward the southern East Coast — it is worth noting that seve…
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wakeupyourmind.net — What exactly is happening to our brains when we surround ourselves with water? Well, the calming effect is down to a vacation for our brains from over-stimulation. Looking at water and listening to its sound puts our overloaded minds into a relaxed and hypnotic-like state with the benefit of this be…
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theatlantic.com — William T. Vollmann’s latest opus is brilliant, but it offers no comfort to its readers. Authors like to flatter themselves by imagining for their work an “ideal reader,” a cherubic presence endowed with bottomless generosity, the sympathy of a parent, and the wisdom of, well, the authors themselve…
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