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Humans are still evolving and we don’t know what will happen next
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Humans are still evolving and we don’t know what will happen next

We spoke to five of the foremost experts on human evolution about its past, present and future.

Earth’s bucket list: your last chance to hike a glacier, be a cowboy and more
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Earth’s bucket list: your last chance to hike a glacier, be a cowboy and more

We spoke with researchers, sustainability experts and the World Cocoa Foundation about just how long you’ve got to take part in some endangered experiences.

How biofeedback games can rewire your brain
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How biofeedback games can rewire your brain

The neurons that fire together, wire together. We spoke to Evoke Neuroscience's Dr. James Thompson about how biofeedback training can help rehabilitate the physiological changes resulting from trauma.

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Study author: Trauma survivors pass on damaged DNA to their kids

Study author: Trauma survivors pass on damaged DNA to their kids

We talked to researcher Rachel Yehuda about how Holocaust survivors' gene mutations can be passed down to future generations.

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How does your
brain remember
a face?

How does your 
brain remember 
a face?

We spoke with Dr. James Knierim about cognitive maps, Jennifer Aniston and how our brains are like a democracy.

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Half of young British people don't identify as straight

Half of young British people don't identify as straight

1 in 2 young people in the UK are not 100% heterosexual.

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Humans have been killing off animal species for way longer than we thought

Humans have been killing off animal species for way longer than we thought

By comparing the possible moments of climate-induced extinction for megafauna species with timing of human arrival, scientists can clearly say that humans caused their decline.

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Endangered ferrets successfully bred from frozen sperm

Endangered ferrets successfully bred from frozen sperm

In the 1980s, only 18 black-footed ferrets existed in the wild.

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Baby Jupiter discovered in nearby solar system

Baby Jupiter discovered in nearby solar system

We may have found a relatively close solar system similar to our own.

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We can now grow opiates with yeast

We can now grow opiates with yeast

For the first time, lab-engineered sugar successfully produced hydrocodone, a common opiate painkiller. Another strain produced thebaine, an ingredient for oxycodone.

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500-year-old Chinese cave writings reveal effects of climate change

500-year-old Chinese cave writings reveal effects of climate change

Recently discovered writings in a cave in central China indicate the ebbs and flows of drought in the region, and how their effects could have shaped imperial dynasties over 500 years.

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Eye movements during REM sleep indicate "cuts" between dream scenes

Eye movements during REM sleep indicate "cuts" between dream scenes

A new study on REM sleep reveals that changing scenes in dreams could correlate with changes in eye movement.

  • Study of the day

Early humans probably used both sounds and gestures to develop language

Early humans probably used both sounds and gestures to develop language

Researchers asked volunteers to make noises to convey the meanings of different words without using body language or even facial expressions.

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Study: having a baby sucks more than divorce, unemployment, and death of a partner

Study: having a baby sucks more than divorce, unemployment, and death of a partner

Sorry mom, sorry dad.

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Africa celebrates one year without polio

Africa celebrates one year without polio

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the most recent case of Polio in Somalia, signifying the longest recorded period without new cases of the disease.

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Yes, the universe is dying a slow death

Yes, the universe is dying a slow death

"The universe will decline from here on in, sliding gently into old age. The universe has basically sat down on the sofa, pulled up a blanket and is about to nod off for an eternal doze."

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Fish oil reduces the long-term risk of developing schizophrenia, study finds

Fish oil reduces the long-term risk of developing schizophrenia, study finds

A new study found that consuming omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the form of fish oil capsules reduced the likelihood of developing schizophrenia among those at-risk.

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Parents' math anxiety affects kids' performance more than genetics, study finds

Parents' math anxiety affects kids' performance more than genetics, study finds

A new study finds that children of parents with anxiety around math who provided frequent homework help were learned less math over the school year and grew to be math-anxious themselves.

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HIV could be eliminated by 2030, scientists say

HIV could be eliminated by 2030, scientists say

Researchers are calling it the "90-90-90" endgame.

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Listen to a star's oscillations transformed into music

Listen to a star's oscillations transformed into music

Burak Ulaş of the Izmir Turk College Planetarium in Turkey has created a duet between a piano player and a star called Y Cam A in the far reaches of our galaxy.