Ultra-Processed Foods

A new study has found an association between increased risk of cancer and “ultra-processed foods,” including sodas, mass-produced bread, instant noodles, candy, and ready meals. 10 percent increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in a person’s diet was correlated with a 12 percent higher risk of cancer. Learn more: Ultra-Processed Foods

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Shower Rat

You’ve all seen the video of shower rat, the rat who loves to shower. S/he went viral a few days ago, because s/he looks like s/he’s showering just like a tiny human and definitely thinks s/he’s people. Discover more about this rat: Shower Rat

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700,000-Year-Old Footprints

What was childhood like in the Stone Age? Well, despite what The Flintstones might have told you, there were very few toys, and a lot more hippo butchering. Using a bunch of footprints found in the muddy valleys of East Africa, archaeologists are finding out how our ancient ancestors spent their childhoods some 700,000 years […]

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Prehistoric Graves Filled With Treasure

The prehistoric burial of two young boys in Siberia is challenging how we thought ancient hunter-gatherer societies lived. We tend to assume that in a world where people were living a hand-to-mouth existence, where having food or not often meant the difference between life and death, every single member of the community would be needed […]

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Completely Insane Things We Used To Do With Radioactive Material

Radiation in the modern world is something that sounds scary and dangerous – although it’s often misrepresented. Nonetheless, it can cause serious health issues in high doses. This was something that wasn’t really known about a century ago. Newly discovered, people didn’t know much about what radiation could do to the body. As a result, […]

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Some Of The Strangest Unsolved Medical Mysteries Of All Time

Within the back pages of history books and the footnotes of medical reports, there’s a handful of cold cases that would make even the most serious scientists go “what the…” From freak illnesses to mass moments of madness, here are a bunch of stories that keep some researchers laying awake at night. Here’s the list: […]

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Sophisticated Architecture And Metal-Work Found Beneath Ancient Greek “Pyramid”

Imagine this: You’re cruising through the Aegean Sea and along the horizon see a “mega-pyramid” seemingly jutting out of the sea, glimmering white in the Mediterranean sun. It’s the stuff romance novels are made of. Discover more: Sophisticated Architecture And Metal-Work Found Beneath Ancient Greek “Pyramid”

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Y Chromosome Is Disappearing

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes and is the only chromosome […]

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Smart Contact Lenses

Humans may be one step closer to becoming cyborgs. Researchers have developed a soft, flexible contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears and tells the wearer if they are hyperglycemic. The team hope the device will one day be used by those with diabetes so that they will no longer have to prick themselves […]

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T-Rex

When watching Jurassic Park, what do you think is more frightening, Tyrannosaurus rex’s ear-splitting roar or the anticipatory low, rumbling thud of its footsteps? If you think the low rumble, you are closer to the truth. Discover more: T-Rex

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