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What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people’s sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way our brains subconsciously experience food — and shows … Continue reading

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7 Scientific Urban Legends Debunked!

It sounds like such an incredible fact. “Our own cells are outnumbered by our microbes 10 to 1!” I don’t remember where I first heard it. But I read it in science papers and articles by journalists, so I believed … Continue reading

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Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon: NASA Study – ScienceBlog.com

A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out, increasing the demand for water and leaving ecosystems vulnerable to fires and drought. It also shows that this increase in … Continue reading

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The Story of Spacetime – with Fay Dowker

The Royal Institution Fay Dowker tells the story of general relativity and its interactions with Newtonian physics, from Galileo to cutting edge research on the granularity of spacetime. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the Q&A that follows this … Continue reading

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XX Files : Animalia genitalia : Patty Brennan

Understanding the coevolution of reproductive structures. Learn more: http://www.sciencemag.org/projects/xx…

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The Secrets of Skeleton Lake – ScienceBlog.com

Over centuries, the shores of a small Himalayan lake became the final resting place for hundreds of individuals, so much so that today the lake is locally known as Skeleton Lake. Skeletal remains of these ancient people are scattered around … Continue reading

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Interspecies Hybrids Play a Vital Role in Evolution | Quanta Magazine

Hybrids, once treated as biological misfits, play a vital role in the evolution of many animal species. Now conservationists are trying to reconcile that truth with policies. Jordana Cepelewicz Staff Writer August 24, 2017 In 2006, a hunter shot what … Continue reading

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This Face Changes the Human Story

Greetings, fellow Homo sapiens. Our species is the only remaining member of the genus of upright, walking apes known as Homo. Where did we come from? Our history just got a whole lot more complicated (in a good way) thanks … Continue reading

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Can we reverse antibiotic resistance?

by Vittoria D’Alessio In the battle against antibiotic resistance, some scientists are trying a new approach: re-sensitising bacteria to drugs they no longer respond to so that existing antibiotics can hit their target once more. ‘This is a sustainable and … Continue reading

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Pete the fern takes world’s first plant-powered selfies | The Canary

Pete the fern has taken the world’s first plant-powered selfies, in a scientific trial that could revolutionise conservation in the wild, scientists have said. The team at London Zoo has hailed the trial – which aims to develop a way … Continue reading

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