Category Archives: Science

What the ctenophore says about the evolution of intelligence | Aeon Essays

The ctenophore’s brain suggests that, if evolution began again, intelligence would re-emerge because nature repeats itself Source: What the ctenophore says about the evolution of intelligence | Aeon Essays Advertisements

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How this worm survived 18 million years without sex – Futurity

“Basically, the animals were cloning themselves.” Source: How this worm survived 18 million years without sex – Futurity

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To metricate or not to … never mind; just do it. — an idea a day

Here’s a short explainer video about why the US still uses Fahrenheit and other non-metric units of measure. The closed-captioning (subtitles) are accurate, if you need them to help your understanding. The video is also a good example of how … Continue reading

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The Phenomenon Of “Crown Shyness” Where Trees Avoid Touching | Colossal

Crown shyness is a naturally occurring phenomenon in some tree species where the upper most branches in a forest canopy avoid touching one another. The visual effect is striking as it creates clearly defined borders akin to cracks or rivers … Continue reading

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The Secret To Living Longer May Be Your Social Life.

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Early humans may have seen a supervolcano explosion up close | New Scientist

Two ancient teeth found on Sumatra suggest early humans were there when the island’s supervolcano erupted 71,000 years ago Source: Early humans may have seen a supervolcano explosion up close | New Scientist

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How To Live To 100, According To Science

By 2050, the UN estimates that as many as 3.2 million people will live to 100 compared to 316,000 in 2011. Also, a 2013 study from the University of Massachusetts found that 25 year olds today can … Source: How … Continue reading

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Jennifer Pluznick: You smell with your body, not just your nose | TED Talk | TED.com

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New Particle Discovery Reignites Decade-Old Physics Controversy

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland have discovered an exciting new particle—or rather, an exciting combination of particles. It doesn’t have quite the same impact that the Higgs Boson (the one people called the God Particle) did five … Continue reading

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LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force – BBC News

Scientists have detected a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern Source: LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force – BBC News

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