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Cloudy Vision

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Cataracts are the result of the natural breakdown of proteins in the eye’s lens as you age. When lens proteins lose their three dimensional structure they cause the lens to become cloudy.

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Penguins, Biodiversity And Antarctica

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Colonies of penguins that live in Antarctica create hotbeds of diversity by doing something that all animals do: pooping. Researchers found that when penguins poop, they enrich the soil in and around the colony, creating the perfect environment for mosses and lichens to grow.

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Ants To The Rescue

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In 2019 ethologists published evidence that a species of harvester ants will rescue their nest mates when they become trapped in a spider web.

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Grunting And Tennis

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Grunting can alter a game of tennis but not like you might think

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A New Atomic Clock Could Help Spaceships Navigate Better

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A New Atomic Clock Could Help Spaceships Navigate Better

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How Mosquitoes Find Us

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Mosquitoes can smell carbon dioxide from up to 100 feet away, and when we exhale, we emit CO2. Once mosquitoes catch a whiff of it, their brains start scanning their surroundings for their next meal.

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Help On Horseback

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Horses can help people learn to walk again through a form of physical rehabilitation called hippotherapy. The patient rides a horse, and as it walks or trots, the movement of your legs and pelvis reminds your body of what it feels like to walk.

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Gut Microbes And Depression

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In 2019, a team of Belgian researchers obtained new evidence correlating gut bacteria with depression in humans. They found a correlation between the patients' depression and the absence of two bacteria species.

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Jabuticaba, The Fruit That Grows On Trees

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Jabuticaba is a fruit native to Brazil. It’s the size and color of a plum, with a white pulp and several seeds. It’s also known for its health benefits and sometimes gets called a “super fruit.”

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The Invention Of Cities: Part 2

Çatalhöyük's long period of excavation and its wealth of well-preserved artifacts and archaeological remains has made it an indispensable source of data about human prehistory.

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