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3.13.19

Smoking One Cigarette a Day Is Way Worse than Experts Thought

There is no such thing as safe smoking whatsoever, this study concludes.

10.15.18

Stephen Hawking’s Last Paper Is Now Online

The black hole information paradox fascinated Hawking for decades, and is the topic of his final research study.

8.11.18

Does Smoking Heroin Really Cause Brain Damage?

Recent reports that smoking heroin (and an associated risk of brain damage) is increasing among young people aren't looking at the full picture.

6.25.18

Researchers Say That Smartphones Are Causing ADHD-Like Symptoms in Adults

It's not good enough to just put your phone away in your bag.

5.8.18

Researchers Have Restored Basic Brain Function in Dead Pigs

The brains, from a slaughterhouse, produced a flat wave as though in a comatose state.

2.24.18

The World’s Oldest Known Cave Paintings Were by Neanderthals, Not Humans

Apparently our extinct early relatives were a lot like us.

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2.16.18

Hate Magpies? Too Bad They Might Explain the Evolution of Human Brains

Magpies from larger flocks are smarter, possibly because cohabitation requires brains.

1.16.18

Surfers Gulp So Much Poo-Laced Seawater That They’re Carrying Antibiotic Resistant E. Coli

A study from the UK shows, yet again, how our antibiotics are failing. That, and British beaches are gross.

12.12.17

Scientists Are Developing Unsmashable Phone Screens

Promising new research could put your local phone repair shop out of business.

12.7.17

Study Shows Pigeons Are Crazy Smart

They understand abstract concepts of space and time.

11.14.17

Your Cold Brew Habit Might Save You From Heart Attacks

If your hands are shaking and you need a toilet, we have good news.

11.9.17

There's No Such Thing as a 'Born Believer' Says Study

Research from the universities of Oxford and Coventry find religious beliefs are about nurture, not nature.

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