Some Neanderthals Had “Surfer’s Ear”

NEW SCIENTIST 14 August 2019 (Ruby Prosser Scully) – Bony growths found in Neanderthals’ ears suggest that aquatic foraging was a big part of their lifestyle. This adds to evidence

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People Are Still Drinking Bleach

ARS TECHNICA (Beth Mole 14 August 2019) The US Food and Drug Administration this week released an important health warning that everyone should heed: drinking bleach is dangerous—potentially life-threatening—and you should not

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Astronaut Photography Benefiting The Planet

ESA – 18 Feb 2019 – When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures.

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‘Shock therapy’ Isn’t as Scary as its Name – or the Movies – Suggest

POPULAR SCIENCE – Nicole Westman – 31 January 2019 – Contrary to popular thought, under the right conditions, electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, doctors argue, is usually safe and effective. For

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Measles outbreak spreads across anti-vaccine ‘hotspot’ in Washington

BIG THINK – Stephen Johnson – 24 January 2019 – A measles outbreak has spread across an anti-vaccination “hotspot” in Clark County, Wash., causing officials to declare a public health emergency.

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David Attenborough Predicts the Collapse of Cilivization

(THEJOURNAL.IE) 3 December, 2018 – FAMED BRITISH NATURALIST Sir David Attenborough has issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders to take the threat of global warming seriously. Speaking at the opening of

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Vaccine-Refusing Community Drove Outbreak That Cost $395K, Sickened Babies

(ARS TECHNICA) 30 July 2018 by Beth Mole – A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York cost the city’s health department an estimated $394,448,

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Boy’s Brain Works Just Fine After a Large Piece Was Removed

(NEW SCIENTIST) 31 July 2018, By Alison George – A boy who had a large portion of his brain removed to relieve his severe epilepsy is still able to function normally, showing

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People Adapted to the Cold and Got More Migraines as a Result

(NEW SCIENTIST) – 3 MAY 2018 – By Jessica Hamzelou – Some people have adapted to live in cold polar climates, but at a price. The same gene variant that helps us

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Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica

(NATIONAL GEORGRAPHIC) by Elaina Zachos – Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was carpeted with prehistoric greenery. Now, scientists may have uncovered clues about what happened in the “Great

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