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The Genes for White Skin Didn’t Develop in Europe, UPenn Study Finds
October 19th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Before this, little was known about the genetic basis for the variety in human skin tone.



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Can Crowdsourcing Teach AI to Do the Right Thing?
October 19th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Researchers look at crowdsourcing as a way to teach ethics to AI.



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Should Teachers Make $100K Salary? California Will Decide
October 19th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Voters in California may get to decide whether teachers’ salaries should match those of state legislators at the expense of a hike in the sales tax.



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How Too Much Sugar Increases Your Chances of Getting Cancer
October 19th, 2017, 07:35 PM

The link between sugar and cancer just got stronger.



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Recreational Marijuana Is Reversing the Opioid Crisis in Colorado, Study Suggests
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

A new report suggests Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana might be reducing opioid deaths in the state.



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If Entire Countries Apologized More Often, the World Would Be More Peaceful
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

A recent study looks at whether collective apologies on behalf of countries may inspire hope that can lead to reconciliation. 



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Check out This Stretchable Cloaking Device Modeled After Octopus Skin
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

It’s fascinating how an octopus's skin does this and how these scientists recreated it.



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Is the Collapse of Civilizations A Good Thing?
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Early states did not form how we've been taught, writes James C Scott in his new book. His research offers a clue as to where we might be heading. 



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Neil deGrasse Tyson Has a Plan for Fixing Science Education
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “One of the things that I think is missing in the educational pipeline in America is… a class on what science is, and how and why it works.”



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5 New Societies Silicon Valley Wants To Create
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Should there be a ceiling to the ambitions of Silicon Valley? It seems like a decisive “no,” according to the people who want to build new societies online, atop the ocean, and on Mars. 



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This Simple Trick Will Help You Read People's Emotions More Accurately
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

It seems intuitive that the best way to interpret how others are feeling would be to both see and hear how they’re behaving. However, a new study suggests that’s dead wrong.



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Poachers Are Just Part of the Problem for Endangered African Species
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Infographics detailing the exporting of live animals from Africa, 2001-2015



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Can Pretending You're in Your Twenties Make Your Body Younger?
October 18th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Your mindset can rewind aging, physically and mentally, as these jaw-dropping experiments show.



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Dogs and Other Animals May Be More Self-Aware Than First Thought
October 17th, 2017, 07:35 PM

This is a nice addition to the findings of the “yellow snow” study.



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‘But You Can’t Do That!’ Why Immoral Actions Seem Impossible
October 17th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Denying the possibility of immoral actions may be the very basis of our society.



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Why Don't We Talk About Anxiety Disorder More Often?
October 17th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Anxiety is now the number one disorder on the planet. Yet it's oddly ignored from public conversation. 



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Glue Made of Human Protein Heals Wounds Faster and Better
October 17th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Another bit of science fiction is coming to life as scientists develop a highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue, similar to the one Ryan Gosling used to seal his wound in Blade Runner 2049.



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If Our Homes Were Designed by Children, They’d Look Like This
October 17th, 2017, 07:35 PM

Children’s drawings of houses rendered as they’d look in real life.



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Is There a Personality Test for Tyrants, Fascists, and Authoritarians?
October 17th, 2017, 07:35 PM

When you see Nazis in the streets chanting things like “Jews will not replace us," it can be difficult to comprehend why they would believe such horrid things.



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How Living in Big Inner Cities Makes People Healthier and Happier
October 17th, 2017, 07:35 PM

The benefits of living in urban centers, where populations are more dense, include more accessibility to leisure, health, and safety services, according to a new study out of the UK.



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