High Internet Use

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS Writing in World Psychiatry, an international team of researchers suggest that Internet use “can produce both acute and sustained” brain changes, specifically in areas associated with cognition. This means everything from memory recall to attention to sociability could be affected by our affinity for social media and Google search. Discover more: High Internet […]

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Microplastics

The average American consumes 1,314,000 calories, 152 pounds of sugar – and more than 74,000 microplastic particles every year. This is according to Canadian researchers, who – writing in Environmental Science & Technology – have reviewed 26 studies analyzing the number of microplastics found in fish, shellfish, added sugars, salts, alcohol, tap or bottled water, […]

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Fingerprints On Ancient Pottery

Pre-literate ancient societies seldom left us with much evidence of gender roles, but one team of researchers have found an innovative way to study the prehistoric division of labor. They’ve used prints left by potters’ fingers to show the ratio of men and women in this important trade shifted with time, challenging the idea that […]

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The Stories Behind Seven Mind Boggling Bog Bodies

Since at least the 18th century, there have been discoveries in northwestern continental Europe and Britain of “bog bodies” – human remains which have been preserved in the anoxic environment of bogs. These specimens are very well-preserved, with hair, skin, and clothing often being retained for centuries. Bog bodies offer a unique view into ancient […]

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People Tell Their Scariest Supernatural Stories

The most terrifying stories out there are often true. What do you think of these stories?

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15 Horrifying Facts About Serial Killers

Obviously, anyone who can kill is horrifying! But this list will scare you!

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A New Mysterious Virus

A mysterious new virus is slowly but surely creeping through rural corners of China. Up until recently, the cause of the illness was not clear, but a new study may have pinned down the culprit: a nasty blood-sucking tick. Discover more: A New Mysterious Virus

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8,000-Year-Old Poop

An analysis of ancient decomposed human poop is shedding light on how humans lived 8,000 years ago – and the parasites that infected them. Let’s find out more about our ancestors. Learn more: 8,000-Year-Old Poop

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Creepy Reason Why Women Mainly Give Birth Lying Down

So how did humans end up giving birth in this position in the first place? Well, the answer is basically because a perverted king enjoyed his wives giving birth in this position way back in 17th-century France. The position has only been widespread in Western culture for the past 200 years, and King Louis XIV […]

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The Puzzling Disappearance Of Walter Collins

What became of this missing boy?

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