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Permafrost landslides are eating great swathes of Arctic landscape

Posted  April 5, 2019  by  Anonymous

Ground giving away in Canadian Arctic as climate warms

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Roadside THC tests do not test for impairment. How can science help?

Posted  April 5, 2019  by  Anonymous

Do we need a better roadside test for pot impairment?

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Doug Ford’s OHIP Changes: A Bummer, or Not?

Posted  April 4, 2019  by  bigcitylib

I’m especially wondering about his plan to cut back on pain relief for colonoscopies.  I’ve gone through the procedure twice.  First time around they hit me with a General and I still didn’t pass out.  I watched on a B&W TV screen as…

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And You Thought Joe Biden Was Bad?

Posted  April 2, 2019  by  Balbulican
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Big, old and banged-up – Canada is home to the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex

Posted  March 29, 2019  by  Anonymous

Scotty – the world’s largest T-rex – discovered in Saskatchewan

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A woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease could hold the key to early diagnosis

Posted  March 29, 2019  by  Anonymous

How a woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease is helping to develop a diagnostic test

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Meet the odd little moons that interact with Saturn’s spectacular rings

Posted  March 29, 2019  by  Anonymous

Cassini’s close encounter helps show off Saturn’s tiny ring moons

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Google glasses could help kids with autism read emotional cues in people’s faces

Posted  March 29, 2019  by  Anonymous

Google glasses can help kids with autism read faces

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What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano exploded?

Posted  March 29, 2019  by  Anonymous

Possible global cooling would result for years if Yellowstone erupted.

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How to remember to forget – the new science of erasing memories

Posted  March 29, 2019  by  Anonymous

Remembering to forget – the new science of erasing memories

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A Japanese spacecraft visits an asteroid – and will bring back a souvenir

Posted  March 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

A visit to an asteroid may reveal the secrets to life on Earth

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“Weird wonders” in China – new half-billion year-old fossils from the dawn of animal life

Posted  March 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Unearthing a treasure trove of Cambrian era fossils in China

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Your gut bacteria are actively involved in your emotions, how you think, and even behave

Posted  March 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Your brain and belly are in fact, connected

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How long does it take to dream a dream?

Posted  March 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Dreams only happen at some points during sleep

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Our farming ancestors are the reason we can say ‘f’ words today

Posted  March 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

How our switch to soft foods has affected our speech

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Mysterious green icebergs from Antarctica might be fertilizing the southern ocean

Posted  March 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Green icebergs might be feeding the southern ocean

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Actors’ brains have different activity patterns when they’re in character

Posted  March 15, 2019  by  Anonymous

To get the role, your brain activity needs to play the part too

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Super-powerful solar storms hit Earth in the past – and could recur in the future

Posted  March 15, 2019  by  Anonymous

Our planet’s been hit with humongous solar storms in the past

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When a butterfly’s disguise fails, its backup plan is poison

Posted  March 15, 2019  by  Anonymous

A tasty butterfly has an unpalatable backup plan

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‘Skeleton Keys’ – a new book explores the secret life of bones

Posted  March 15, 2019  by  Anonymous

The story of bones from a man obsessed with them

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Do wind turbine farms have an effect on climate?

Posted  March 15, 2019  by  Anonymous

Turbines absorb energy from the wind, so is there an effect “downstream” and with regard to climate?

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Inactive ingredients in your meds might not be so inactive after all

Posted  March 15, 2019  by  Anonymous

Inactive ingredients in medications could be a health concern

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Exploring the powerful emotion of awe – how it can be awe-some and aw-ful

Posted  March 8, 2019  by  Anonymous

Harnessing the powerful emotion of awe for good or evil

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Your brain may need sleep to repair your brain’s DNA ‘potholes’

Posted  March 8, 2019  by  Anonymous

Just what are your chromosomes doing while you’re sleeping?

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Clam gardens have been cultivated by indigenous people for millenia

Posted  March 8, 2019  by  Anonymous

Clam garden aquaculture on the west coast is 3500 years old

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Man and man’s best friend have both been experiencing declines in sperm quality

Posted  March 8, 2019  by  Anonymous

Man’s best friend comes to the rescue to inform declines in dog and man sperm

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Military sonar puts blue whales off their feed

Posted  March 8, 2019  by  Anonymous

Sonar disturbs the feeding habits of blue whales

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Meal Prep Week-Long Power Bowls

Posted  March 7, 2019  by  Angela (Oh She Glows)

You’ve probably seen the meal prep trend online where dozens and dozens of meals are prepped in containers for the entire week? Holy moly. I can say that will probably never be me. I once tried an over-ambitious meal prep and not only did I end up with way too much food, but it took […]

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The Goodness Paradox – Why humans are so good and so bad

Posted  March 1, 2019  by  Anonymous

Humans evolved to be virtuous and violent, says the author of ‘The Goodness Paradox’

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Potty talk: the secrets Kim Jong Un could be hiding in his private portable toilet

Posted  March 1, 2019  by  Anonymous

Why Kim Jong Un travels with his own portable toilet

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Creating coal from CO2 – undoing fossil fuel burning to save the climate

Posted  March 1, 2019  by  Anonymous

Converting carbon dioxide back into coal

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Countdown to the Moon landing – How Apollo 9 tested the lunar lander in Earth orbit

Posted  March 1, 2019  by  Anonymous

Countdown to Apollo 11: Testing the lunar lander in Earth orbit

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How selecting for genes to keep the hive clean could help honeybee survival

Posted  March 1, 2019  by  Anonymous

Encouraging bee hygiene could be the secret to fighting colony collapse

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Do cows produce more methane than rotting grass?

Posted  March 1, 2019  by  Anonymous

Bacteria produce the methane in both examples

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Tiny tyrannosaur fossil helps scientists understand how T-rex grew so large

Posted  February 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Much older than T-rex this diminutive dinosaur gives new insights into tyrannosaurid evolution

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Art gets a bad case of acne and it has conservators concerned

Posted  February 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Acne-like protrusions are a result of chemical reactions in the paint and new technology will help us understand them better.

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Zebra stripes confuse tiny predators, not the big ones

Posted  February 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Tests reveal the zebra stripes confuse disease-carrying biting flies so they can’t land easily on the zebras coat

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Scientists can read the ‘rust’ on a person’s DNA to predict when they’ll die

Posted  February 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Stressors like smoking and obesity leave marks on DNA that can reveal your biological rather than your calendar age

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Hacking photosynthesis to re-engineer crop plants and feed the world

Posted  February 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

Scientists are redesigning fundamental parts of the way plants grow to start a new green revolution

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What would it be like to stand on the surface of the sun?

Posted  February 22, 2019  by  Anonymous

This week’s Quirks question: The answer is you wouldn’t stand, you’d sink!

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