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May 11, 2019

 

The Oldest Tree In Europe

The oldest tree in Europe is a 1,230 year-old Heldreich’s pine living in southern Italy.

April 6, 2019

 

Was There An Opium Trade In The Bronze Age?

A chemical analysis of a Bronze Age jug found in Egypt might finally vindicate an old theory that jugs like it contained opium.

March 2, 2019

 

Inside The Heads Of Neanderthals

A growing body of research has slowly revealed a number of characteristics Neanderthals shared with humans.

February 9, 2019

 

The World Inside Your Mouth

Scientists studying dental plaque on the teeth of a medieval nun made a startling discovery about medieval manuscripts.

November 18, 2018

 

Ticks!

A tick bite could have lasting consequences.

October 20, 2018

 

Fear Round-Up!

Fear this blog post about fear!

October 14, 2018

 

Fangday Reads

Knowledge is stronger than memory! So, read some of our best posts about vampires.

August 12, 2018

 

The Mendocino Complex: Climate Change, Wildfires, And Ecosystems

We look at why there’s an increasing number of “biggest ever wildfires” and how climate change is affecting California’s fire seasons.

July 3, 2018

 

Traumatic Brain Injury and Deep Brain Stimulation

About 80,000 people a year suffer a traumatic brain injury in the united states. Scientists have developed a new way to treat them.

June 22, 2018

 

Sleep In Different Cultures

Contrary to popular western practice, there is no “normal” way to sleep. There are just culturally accepted practices. Sleep is comprised of four stages of NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and one of REM sleep, which is about 25 percent of a night’s sleep. These stages regulate and restore the body. People do not experience […]

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