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Archive for December 2017

December 1, 2017


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Bonjour, Hello, こんにちは

Scientists are researching why there are more than 7,000 different languages on Earth.

December 4, 2017


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How To Be Honest And Private

Randomized surveys allow people to be honest even when the answers are embarrassing.

December 5, 2017


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Episodic Memory In Animals

Scientists are studying scrub jays to see if they have episodic memories.

December 6, 2017


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My Best Friends Won The Super Bowl!

Recent studies show for people who are truly fans, their brains consider their fandom as a relationship akin to a friendship.

December 7, 2017


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The origin of the word limey has roots in people's understanding of treating scurvy.

December 8, 2017


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Don’t Smell Your Cake

A person's sense of smell can affect their ability to gain and lose weight.

December 11, 2017


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Frog Knees

A recent study indicates that frogs were among the first animals to evolve kneecaps.

December 12, 2017


Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere

Galileo’s Job Application

Galileo knew the right ways to flatter the right people.

December 13, 2017


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Your Brain And Lymphatic Vessels

In 2015, scientists made an accidental discovery that changed our understanding of the human brain's relationship with the immune system.

December 14, 2017


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Old Books And Beetles

Scientists are studying books from hundreds of years ago to learn more about beetles.

December 6, 2017


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Supermoon/Perigean Full Moon Explainer

For a moon to be a supermoon, it needs to be at least 90% full.

December 13, 2017


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Meteor Showers

The Geminid Meteor Showers peak on December 13th and 14th 2017.

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