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The Human Restaurant in Tokyo Serves Last Meals of Death Row Inmates

Just in time for Halloween, a spooky pop-up restaurant has opened in Kabukicho, known historically as the red-light district of Shinjuku. The Ningen (“human”) Restaurant (人間レストラン) is a fully-functioning eatery that serves the last meals requested by death row inmates … Continue reading

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Octopuses keep surprising us – here are eight examples how

Three hearts and blue blood aren’t even the most unusual things about octopuses! Source: Octopuses keep surprising us – here are eight examples how

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Jersey City Experiments with its first Protected Bike Lane

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A wrench in Earth’s engine – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers at CU Boulder report that they may have solved a geophysical mystery, pinning down the likely cause of a phenomenon that resembles a wrench in the engine of the planet. In a study published today in Nature Geoscience, the team explored … Continue reading

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The voice of the natural world

Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes — the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae — for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes … Continue reading

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Melting Arctic Permafrost Releases Acid that Dissolves Rocks

Melting permafrost in the Arctic sets the stage for chemical reactions in exposed minerals that create sulfuric acid, releasing carbon dioxide as the rock erodes. Source: Melting Arctic Permafrost Releases Acid that Dissolves Rocks

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AI & The Future of Work | Volker Hirsch | TEDxManchester

The robots are coming. We (as in the people who attend TED talks and things) tend to think we will probably be fine. You know, knowledge folks and all. We might not be. What will be our coping mechanisms? What … Continue reading

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Lonely people stand farther from loved ones, study finds

A new study from the University of Chicago found that people who report feeling lonely also say they sit or stand physically farther away from close friends and family. Their “personal space” for intimate partners is larger than those who … Continue reading

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Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism – ScienceBlog.com

Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study. The project, led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury, showed students’ ability to follow … Continue reading

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Why we laugh

Did you know that you’re 30 times more likely to laugh if you’re with somebody else than if you’re alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash … Continue reading

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