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When it comes to cannabis, England is a funny place. It’s quite possibly the only location on the planet that has ever reported a death from cannabis poisoning, a statistical impossibility. It’s also responsible for conducting questionable studies on weed, the latest of which (PDF doc) is inviting a lot of attention and scrutiny. “Scientists […]

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Life kinda sucks for a penguin. Between not being able to fly and the constant threat of being thrashed about by a leopard seal, orca or shark, there’s danger lurking around every corner. On top of that, many choose to live a frigid existence in Antarctica. As if life wasn’t hard enough, science has some […]

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According to a new study, the massive decline in honeybee populations can be explained by young bees that are forced to work at too young of an age. Typically, a bee isn’t required to get a job until it’s 2-3 weeks old, but researchers from Queen Mary University of London say that in colonies where […]

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According to a new study published in Emotion, adding more art and nature into your life can improve your health. Researchers from UC Berkeley, University of Toronto, and the University of Pittsburgh found that positive emotions — like joy and awe triggered by a painting or a beautiful landscape (or street art) — are associated […]

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Danger is sexy. So is switching up your coital positions and keeping it fresh. It would stand to reason that if science tells you that one position is the most dangerous of all then everyone will want to do it — but beware! The consequences aren’t pretty. Researchers in Brazil have determined that the “Cowgirl […]

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What if space travel didn’t actually require that much travel, relatively speaking? What if we only needed to make it to the center of our galaxy in order hitch a ride through a wormhole? That’s just one possibility being brought up by new research published in Annals of Physics. Based on a new theoretical approach to dark […]

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If a futurist’s rhetoric about the coming age of living forever seems exciting, a team of researchers are throwing some cold water on the idea. In a discovery that just makes sense, a new study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that extending life most likely just means extending that shitty part when you […]

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On the list of potential mentors at a school for science and mathematics, a psychic probably wouldn’t be anyone’s first guess, but one high school in the Bronx is employing a mentalist to help kids build self-esteem and think outside the box. The Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics has partnered up with mentalist and mind reader Gerard Senehi as […]

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Meet Simon Fraser University scientist Regine Gries. Along with her husband Gerhard, she’s part of a research team in Canada developing a trap that would effectively combat bedbug (Cimex lectularius) infestations and she’s hard-fucking-core. Every week, for five years, she has allowed over a thousand of the grisly parasites to feed on her blood, totaling […]

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Andrew Hill of data-visualisation firm Vizzuality has put together this insane interactive map for you to peruse the United States complex system of rivers and he’s color-coded it out in that distinct black light poster style. The colors are based on the direction each river flows. New Scientist explains: “There are 18 distinct colours around the compass,” […]

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