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We May Never Truly Fathom Other Cultures

Our discrete cultural universes are not easily bridged.Inca Princess – La Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo (early 1800s) / Denver Art Museum If they’re honest and humble enough, people who study societies that existed in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans … Continue reading

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No Age Limit to Achieving Your Dreams – Great Big Story

From Great Big Story: “In this reel, we meet five individuals proving there are no limits when following your dreams. We visit Nottingham’s Football club where we have a cuppa with an 88-year-old tea boy, travel to Nepal to attend … Continue reading

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A new class of antibiotics to combat drug resistance – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Nosopharm, a biotechnology company based in Lyon, France, are part of an international team reporting on the discovery of a new class of antibiotics. The antibiotic, first identified by Nosopharm, is … Continue reading

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Apple engineer killed in Tesla car operating in driverless mode

Electric car company Tesla has confirmed that a recent fatal crash involving one of its vehicles occurred while the car was in autopilot mode. Source: Apple engineer killed in Tesla car operating in driverless mode

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Finding order in disorder demonstrates a new state of matter – ScienceBlog.com

Physicists have identified a new state of matter whose structural order operates by rules more aligned with quantum mechanics than standard thermodynamic theory. In a classical material called artificial spin ice, which in certain phases appears disordered, the material is … Continue reading

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How to tame your wandering mind

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention’s power, Jha … Continue reading

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The Surprising Relativism of the Brain’s GPS – Nautilus

The first pieces of the brain’s “inner GPS” started coming to light in 1970. In the laboratories of University College London,… Source: The Surprising Relativism of the Brain’s GPS

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‘Matter waves’ move through one another but never share space – ScienceBlog.com

Ultracold disappearing act A disappearing act was the last thing Rice University physicist Randy Hulet expected to see in his ultracold atomic experiments, but that is what he and his students produced by colliding pairs of Bose Einstein condensates (BECs) … Continue reading

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This Much Will Kill You

A lot of things can kill you – but here are some surprising ones! This Much Will Kill You PART 2: https://youtu.be/IPrndNZ4m6w

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The weird and wonderful metamorphosis of the butterfly – Franziska Bauer

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