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Scientists Recreate 25-Year Old Freak Wave in a Laboratory for the First Time
For the past 25 years, scientists have struggled to explain how large and unexpected waves are created.
There’s at Least a 39 Percent Chance We’re Alone in the Observable Universe
A new report from researchers at the Future of Humanity Institute reworked the Drake equation to include scientific uncertainty and found there’s a pretty good chance we’re the only intelligent life in the universe.
Scientists Are Redesigning Supermarkets to Make You Go Vegetarian
Oxford researchers have redesigned stores to encourage shoppers to buy more greens and less red meat.
Scientists Are Developing Fizzy Drinks That Could Help with Cancer Treatment
Scientists at Cancer Research UK are developing a drink filled with oxygen bubbles that could make tumors more receptive to radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
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Popular People Are Basically Invincible, Says Science
Apparently having a massive crew is akin to doing morphine.
Why Exercise Experts Say You Should Spit Out Your Energy Drink
According to new research from exercise physiology researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, you may not need to swallow sports drinks to get their promised energy boost. Swilling the liquid around your mouth could be just as effective.
Food Tastes Better If You Use Heavy Forks and Knives
Turn up the music, use some comically big spoons, and please pass the heavy cutlery. I’m ready to eat.
Scientists Say Arranging Your Food in a Triangle Makes It More Instagramable
According to a study published in Food Quality and Preference, dishes arranged in an upwards triangle shape are most appealing and can impact how much we’re willing to spend on food.