Bees Can Do Complex Additions And Subtractions

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS Honeybees are amazing! Their ability to pollinate plants is exclusively responsible for one-third of all the crops we consume daily. Not only that but they have a complex language, they can communicate to the other bees via dance, and they can explain to each other how far and where flowers are. On top […]

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Magic Mushrooms

Denver is taking steps towards the decriminalization of magic mushrooms. A petition by the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative has reached the required number of signatures to mandate a city-wide vote. As a result, citizens of the Colorado capital will be able to vote on the question of psilocybin decriminalization on the May 7, 2019 […]

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Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Now, a new study, published in the journal Food Webs, adds to the evidence that Chernobyl’s wild animals are well and truly flourishing. A research team from the University of Georgia, who have been investigating the CEZ’s wild residents for years, recently set up an experiment to investigate the area’s scavengers. They placed whole carp […]

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Teenage Athlete’s Mystery Illness

Turns out a little toothpick can pack quite the gut punch. An 18-year-old athlete nearly lost his life to the wood pick when he swallowed it while chowing down on a sandwich, according to The New England Journal of Medicine. Learn more: Teenage Athlete’s Mystery Illness

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Are MRI Scans Safe If You Have Tattoos?

Two things that have become a lot more common in recent years are MRI scans and tattoos, but do they go together? Medical professionals have been concerned that putting tattooed skin into the powerful magnetic field of an MRI machine could have serious consequences, leading many to avoid the scans to be on the safe […]

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The Cure To Cancer

An Israeli biotech company recently claimed that they will have a cure for cancer in a year’s time. Various news outlets wrote about the story, spreading excitement, but there’s one crucial problem. There is no evidence to substantiate the claims. Learn more: The Cure To Cancer

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Lost Grave Of Famously Unfortunate English

Captain Matthew Flinders with the Royal Navy may be credited with the first circumnavigation of Australia and its namesake, but the famously unlucky Royal Naval man lived a life of unfortunate events. For starters, not a single person has knowingly visited his grave in the last 150 years simply because nobody knew where it was […]

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Previously Unknown Tales Of Merlin And King Arthur

When academic Michael Richardson headed into the University of Bristol’s Special Collections Library, the task was a fairly simple and familiar one: look for new reading materials for the University’s MA in Medieval Studies. What he didn’t expect to find was an entirely new rendering of the legends of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Holy […]

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King Tut’s Face And Feet

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities have recently finished incredible restoration work on the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor. The research and conservation, which spanned almost a decade, now shows the tomb in its best state since it was sealed in 1323 BCE. Learn […]

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Family Tomb Containing 50 Mummies

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has announced their first discovery of the year – 50 mummies buried in a pharaonic tomb at the Tuna El-Gebel archaeological site in Minya, which lies about 250 kilometers (150 miles) south of Cairo, on the western bank of the River Nile. Learn more: Family Tomb Containing 50 Mummies

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