Flat Earth

It’s actually a difficult question to answer. Even though we talk about the Flat Earth Theory, all capitalized, there isn’t one accepted definition of a flat Earth, would you believe. So we’ll do the best we can with our own assumptions. If it doesn’t make sense, then honestly, it’s not our fault. We’re literally trying […]

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DNA Analysis of 16th-Century Mummy

Using advanced DNA sequencing on a 16th-century mummy, a team of scientists has revealed the complex history and evolutionary processes of Hepatitis B (HBV). This genomic data is the oldest evidence of the virus and suggests that humans have lived with – and perhaps evolved alongside – HBV for centuries. Learn more: DNA Analysis of […]

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15 Paradoxes That Will Make Your Head Explode

It’s a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should question everything you think you know. Indeed, the closer you look, the more you’ll start to recognize paradoxes all around you. Read on to see this epic list of paradoxes: 15 Paradoxes That Will Make Your Head Explode

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Understanding The Sun’s Behavior

Due to the Sun’s importance to life on Earth, it is hardly surprising astronomers are desperate to understand its behavior. However, there is only so much you can learn from a single example, particularly one so large and powerful it can’t be changed by any puny experiment we might run. Fortunately, astronomers have found one […]

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“Stick-Like Figures” On Mars

New year, new photos from our atomic-powered robot currently on the surface of Mars, same predictable reactions. In a newly released image, Curiosity has snapped some interesting rock formations described by the team as “stick-like figures,” which was just what the Internet needed to claim evidence of life there. A quick google suggests that they […]

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Supermassive Black Hole

In April last year, an international collaboration attempted to do something humans have never done before: take an image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The final shipment of data was received by the collaboration last month and they have now begun analyzing it in full, meaning […]

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Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms could hold the key to alleviating symptoms of depression, particularly in those who have not benefited from more traditional treatments, new research finds. Learn more: Magic Mushrooms

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New Scanning Technique

Before getting locked in sarcophagi, Egyptian mummies were placed in decorated cases made of papyrus that had previously been written on. And thanks to a new scanning technique, it is now possible to read these papyri without having to break the cases apart. Learn more: New Scanning Technique

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DNA From Ancient Child

Researchers have managed to sequence the genome of an ancient child that was descended from one of the original founding humans to have stepped foot in the Americas. The genome of this ancient Alaskan child provides the first direct genetic evidence that all Native Americans can be traced back to one population that lived in […]

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Mysterious “Snake” Eggs

Those living in Australia tend to have a more relaxed approach towards snakes, spiders, and creepy crawlies. But finding 43 unidentified reptile eggs in a sandpit at a school might even be too much for those down under. This discovery was made worse when some suggested the eggs belonged to the highly venomous eastern brown […]

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