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May 24, 2019


TESS Of The Exoplanets

In 2018, NASA launched the transiting exoplanet survey satellite, or TESS, in order to study planets that circle other stars.

May 23, 2019


It’s Easier To Lie In A Foreign Language

In a recent study, people took longer to tell the truth in a foreign language because the extra cognitive load of speaking a different language made it harder.

May 22, 2019


Global Warming Has Unexpected Effects On Weather

Blizzards and icy weather may seem out of place in a warming world, so how do we explain cold weather in the time of global warming?

May 21, 2019


How To Fight Root Rot

Root rot is a condition of indoor and outdoor plants that may be caused by poorly drained or overwatered soil or soil-borne pathogens and nematodes.

May 20, 2019


What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

An international team of biomedical scientists think Alzheimer’s is caused by an infection of the brain by the same bacterium that causes the gum disease gingivitis.

May 17, 2019


Sleep Deprivation and Clogged Arteries

Not getting enough sleep can eventually clog arteries, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

May 16, 2019


The Bizarre Case Of Cotard’s Syndrome

Cotard’s Syndrome is a rare condition where patients sincerely believe that they’ve died.

May 15, 2019


Humans Behave Differently In Virtual Reality

There’s a big gap between how we act in virtual reality and how we act in real life, as scientists who did an experiment focused on yawning found out.

May 14, 2019


Monarch Butterflies In Decline

Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.

May 13, 2019


Identifying Emotions Can Reduce Anger

When people are better at differentiating their negative emotions, they’re less likely to become aggressive when they feel angry.

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