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December 15, 2017


packaged fish

Why Fish Smells More than Meat

The extent to which you hate the smell of fish is, in part, culturally determined.

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 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 12, 2017


Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere

Galileo’s Job Application

Galileo knew the right ways to flatter the right people.

December 11, 2017


two african clawed foot frogs

Frog Knees

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

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 7, 2017


a lime slice


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

December 6, 2017


Brazil Sports Fan

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 5, 2017


a scrub jay with a peanut in its beak

Episodic Memory In Animals

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

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.

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