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How did early humans map the world?

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Imagine yourself as an early human. Your tribe lives together and spends days hunting, foraging, and making shelter. There’s a lot of wandering, but what if there was a better way? Could you come back to the good spots again and get there quickly? It’d be even better if another […]

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Imagine yourself as an early human. Your tribe lives together and spends days hunting, foraging, and making shelter. There’s a lot of wandering, but what if there was a better way? Could you come back to the good spots again and get there quickly? It’d be even better if another

What Is The Eve Gene?

Scientists are trying to trace back the origins of humanity

MtDNA-MRCA

For decades, scientists have been trying to understand where humans originated and how we migrated across the world. Figuring out ancient history is a difficult task. Early humans weren’t exactly writing down their discoveries and movements. Most people didn’t even have an idea of what the entire world looked like

What Is The Eve Gene?

Scientists are trying to trace back the origins of humanity

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For decades, scientists have been trying to understand where humans originated and how we migrated across the world. Figuring out ancient history is a difficult task. Early humans weren’t exactly writing down their discoveries and movements. Most people didn’t even have an idea of what the entire world looked like

Do Stars Make Noise?

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder how you sound

Milky Way IR Spitzer

Stars appear to twinkle when seen from Earth, but that’s just an illusion caused by our atmosphere distorting the starlight. Stars themselves also have a subtle, innate “twinkle” caused by ripples of gas on their surfaces. Now, for the first time, researchers have simulated this effect in 3D models to

Do Stars Make Noise?

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder how you sound

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Stars appear to twinkle when seen from Earth, but that’s just an illusion caused by our atmosphere distorting the starlight. Stars themselves also have a subtle, innate “twinkle” caused by ripples of gas on their surfaces. Now, for the first time, researchers have simulated this effect in 3D models to

Dry January: How An Alcohol-Free Month Benefits The Body And Mind?

Participants abstain from alcohol for the first month of a new year, with surprising health effects

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From Mexican Pulque to Japanese Sake, humans have been brewing and fermenting alcohol for centuries! Almost all early alcohols were derived from overripe fruits. If you’ve ever left a banana in a cupboard for too long, you might recognize a familiar “boozy” smell. Sugars in overripe fruits attract natural yeasts,

Dry January: How An Alcohol-Free Month Benefits The Body And Mind?

Participants abstain from alcohol for the first month of a new year, with surprising health effects

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From Mexican Pulque to Japanese Sake, humans have been brewing and fermenting alcohol for centuries! Almost all early alcohols were derived from overripe fruits. If you’ve ever left a banana in a cupboard for too long, you might recognize a familiar “boozy” smell. Sugars in overripe fruits attract natural yeasts,

Rucha Karkarey, Professional Fish Stalker

Rucha Karkarey

Crystal clear, deep blue waters surround the Lakshadweep islands. The waters are so transparent you could  see a green turtle chomping on seagrass a whopping fifty feet away. These tiny islands peek out above the Laccadive sea, just about four hundred kilometers off the coast of the Indian state, Kerala.

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Crystal clear, deep blue waters surround the Lakshadweep islands. The waters are so transparent you could  see a green turtle chomping on seagrass a whopping fifty feet away. These tiny islands peek out above the Laccadive sea, just about four hundred kilometers off the coast of the Indian state, Kerala.

How Can Technology Help Save Ecosystems Around The World?

From walkie talkies to satellites, new technology is saving wildlife

Finding position via gps

Table of Contents What is conservation? The world around us is changing faster than we can keep up with. Humans in every corner of the globe are altering environments in ways both big and small. If we think about the history of the Earth, humans are an eyeblink – we’ve

How Can Technology Help Save Ecosystems Around The World?

From walkie talkies to satellites, new technology is saving wildlife

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Table of Contents What is conservation? The world around us is changing faster than we can keep up with. Humans in every corner of the globe are altering environments in ways both big and small. If we think about the history of the Earth, humans are an eyeblink – we’ve

Should A Helmet Break On Impact?

In a crash, a helmet can save your life. But how exactly do they work?

Helmet

Humans have made helmets for hundreds of years. The Greeks, Romans, Celts, and Vikings all used helmets to ride into battle. We apparently used helmets for multiple different reasons. Feathers and crests showed which army the wearer belonged to. Visors protected the eyes of jousters from enemy lances. It seems

Should A Helmet Break On Impact?

In a crash, a helmet can save your life. But how exactly do they work?

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Humans have made helmets for hundreds of years. The Greeks, Romans, Celts, and Vikings all used helmets to ride into battle. We apparently used helmets for multiple different reasons. Feathers and crests showed which army the wearer belonged to. Visors protected the eyes of jousters from enemy lances. It seems

The Highway To Hydration: What Are The Benefits Of Water Fasting?

Discover the Health Benefits, Risks, and Inner Workings of Water Fasting

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Table of Contents What is water fasting? Everyone knows that eight glasses of water a day is the minimum you need to stay hydrated and for your body to function the way it should. What if those eight glasses were all you consumed in one day?   Water fasting is

The Highway To Hydration: What Are The Benefits Of Water Fasting?

Discover the Health Benefits, Risks, and Inner Workings of Water Fasting

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Table of Contents What is water fasting? Everyone knows that eight glasses of water a day is the minimum you need to stay hydrated and for your body to function the way it should. What if those eight glasses were all you consumed in one day?   Water fasting is

Persistent Plants: How Flowering Plants Survived A Mass Extinction

Flowering plants may look fragile but they have survived one of the worst mass extinctions on the planet

Single Plant in A Desert

Table of Contents What happened during the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction? The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction began with an immense asteroid impact in Mexico. It was one of six extinction events that took place on Earth. It’s often abbreviated as the K-T or K-Pg extinction. 65 million years ago, this massive event wiped out

Persistent Plants: How Flowering Plants Survived A Mass Extinction

Flowering plants may look fragile but they have survived one of the worst mass extinctions on the planet

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Table of Contents What happened during the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction? The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction began with an immense asteroid impact in Mexico. It was one of six extinction events that took place on Earth. It’s often abbreviated as the K-T or K-Pg extinction. 65 million years ago, this massive event wiped out

Train Your Brain: Exploring The Science Of The Exercise Induced Hormone

Irisin might aid the treatment of many neurological conditions

Table of Contents How does exercise affect your brain? It’s easy to imagine what exercise can do for the body, but did you know it can change your brain, too? Moving the body kickstarts a chain reaction. Muscles move, using up energy that is stored in cells of the body.

Train Your Brain: Exploring The Science Of The Exercise Induced Hormone

Irisin might aid the treatment of many neurological conditions

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Table of Contents How does exercise affect your brain? It’s easy to imagine what exercise can do for the body, but did you know it can change your brain, too? Moving the body kickstarts a chain reaction. Muscles move, using up energy that is stored in cells of the body.

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