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Why are sloths so slow?

Sloths spend most of their time eating, resting, or sleeping; in fact, they descend from their treetops canopies just once a week, for a bathroom break. How are these creatures so low energy? Kenny Coogan describes the physical and behavioral … Continue reading

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Pig to human heart transplants ‘possible within three years’ – Guardian

Pioneer UK surgeon Sir Terence English says adapted organs could transform treatment   Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, accordingto a report citing the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK. On the 40th … Continue reading

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What the sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you | Carolyn Bertozzi

TED Published on 10 Sep 2017 Your cells are coated with sugars that store information and speak a secret language. What are they trying to tell us? Your blood type, for one — and, potentially, that you have cancer. Chemical … Continue reading

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How quantum mechanics explains global warming – Lieven Scheire

You’ve probably heard that carbon dioxide is warming the Earth. But how exactly is it doing it? Lieven Scheire uses a rainbow, a light bulb and a bit of quantum physics to describe the science behind global warming.

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Mini-model of Stonehenge reveals how voices would have carried in original ancient monument

A team of researchers at the University of Salford in the U.K. has revealed how voices would have sounded 4,000 years ago inside of the Stonehenge monument. The group made a recording of their efforts and posted the results on … Continue reading

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Fart free: Why good digestion is essential | Rachel van der Gugten | TEDxTauranga

We all do it, but do we all know that flatulence is actually a warning sign of what’s going on in our bellies? Rachael’s research is joining others in showing that a diet too heavily reliant on carbohydrates causes an … Continue reading

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, … Continue reading

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7 Side-By-Side Victorian And Modern Images Of The Same Exact Locations In England

On Stride juxtaposed historical photos of seven English cities from the end of the 19th century and modern times. The project shows how these cities have transformed in the past 125 years from architecture to lifestyle and even fashion trends. … Continue reading

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How Blind People See With Sound… feat. Molly Burke!

It’s Okay To Be Smart Published on 10 Aug 2019   Come see me on Molly’s channel! https://youtu.be/MOmRQb7h5lw SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss a video! ►► http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓↓↓ More info and sources below ↓↓↓ I met Molly Burke a few … Continue reading

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A computer system that knows how you feel – ScienceBlog.com

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a romantic comedy from a horror film? Yes, and so can your brain, according to research published this … Continue reading

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