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Will we ever find life elsewhere in the universe?

Will we ever find life elsewhere in the universe? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The idea of aliens may seem absurd. But times change, as does science, says Phil Plait, and this makes the idea far more plausible than it once appeared.

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Climate change is a global emergency. Stop waiting for politicians to sound the alarm

Climate change is a global emergency. Stop waiting for politicians to sound the alarm | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Naomi Klein: The truth about our planet is horrifying, but the true leaders aren’t the ones at the UN – they’re in the streets.

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Here's what sex — and plenty of other things — look like in an MRI machine

Here's what sex — and plenty of other things — look like in an MRI machine | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Spoiler alert: tongues are crazy.

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Top 10 unsolved mysteries of science

Top 10 unsolved mysteries of science | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What are some of the top mysteries keeping scientists busy?

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The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize winners

The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize winners | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, September 18th, 2014 at the 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's Sanders Theatre. The ceremony was webcast live.

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The right's war on Neil deGrasse Tyson

The right's war on Neil deGrasse Tyson | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Cosmos host is widely despised by conservatives. Do they have a point, or are their complaints just anti-intellectualism run amok?

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Artificial sweeteners may contribute to metabolic disorders

Artificial sweeteners may contribute to metabolic disorders | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Evidence suggests sugar substitutes aggravate diabetes and obesity.

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Meteorite that killed off dinosaurs shaped modern-day plants

Meteorite that killed off dinosaurs shaped modern-day plants | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The life strategy of plants that dominate our forests today may be linked to a massive meteorite that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, according to a new study.

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Why do we cry? The science of tears

Why do we cry? The science of tears | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Happy, sad, crocodile or from onions, Dr Nick Knight explains the scientific reasons behind sobbing.

 
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A huge discovery about prime numbers just won this mathematician a MacArthur Fellowship

A huge discovery about prime numbers just won this mathematician a MacArthur Fellowship | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Last week, Yitang 'Tom' Zhang, a popular math professor at the University of New Hampshire, stunned the world of pure mathematics when he announced that he had proven the 'bounded gaps' conjecture about the distribution of prime numbers — a crucial milestone on the way to the even more elusive twin primes conjecture, and a major achievement in itself.

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The 'death of adulthood' is really just capitalism at work

The 'death of adulthood' is really just capitalism at work | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Here's what A.O. Scott's lamentation about adulthood in pop culture misses: our economic transformation.

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The global cost of fighting climate change might be… free?

The global cost of fighting climate change might be… free? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Saving the world from catastrophic warming doesn't necessarily require sacrifice, finds a major new report.

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Naomi Klein: 'We don't have another decade to waste'

Naomi Klein: 'We don't have another decade to waste' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Suzanne Goldenberg: First she took on consumerism and disaster capitalism. Now the star of the new American left is back to shock the eco warriors and big business with her radical fix for climate change.

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Why identical twins aren't really identical

Why identical twins aren't really identical | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Biologists now realize that 'nature vs. nurture' misses the importance of noise.

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The obesity era

The obesity era | Gavagai | Scoop.it

As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us.

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Cockroaches: the insect we're programmed to fear

Cockroaches: the insect we're programmed to fear | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Why are we so revolted by roaches? Rachel Nuwer visits her own personal insect hell to find out, and discovers a disturbing truth about these creatures.

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Milky Way map swirls with 219 million stars

Milky Way map swirls with 219 million stars | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The most detailed map of our galaxy ever made reveals the incomprehensible majesty of our neighbourhood.

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World population unlikely to stop growing this century

World population unlikely to stop growing this century | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A baby boom in Africa is set to push global population as high as 12 billion by 2100, a study finds.

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Electrical circuits encode your reality

Electrical circuits encode your reality | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Before any of the six entrants in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup had nudged a white pawn to e4, they’d already been hailed as the strongest collection of chess talent ever assembled.

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Why do human faces look so different? Evolution made us that way

Why do human faces look so different? Evolution made us that way | Gavagai | Scoop.it

There's more variation in human facial traits than there is for other body traits, a new study says.

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Texas considers textbooks that contain climate change denial

Texas considers textbooks that contain climate change denial | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Texas Schoolbook Massacre.

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Here's how the map of Europe would be redrawn if all the separatist movements get their way

Here's how the map of Europe would be redrawn if all the separatist movements get their way | Gavagai | Scoop.it

If you want a rough idea of how European borders would have to be redrawn if regions with a separatist agenda got their way, you can look at this map, put together by the European Free Alliance, to which '40 progressive nationalist, regionalist and autonomous parties throughout the European Union' belong.

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Black market in blood of Ebola survivors to treat victims, doctors report

Black market in blood of Ebola survivors to treat victims, doctors report | Gavagai | Scoop.it

World Health Organisation warning comes as President Obama prepares to step up US efforts to tackle deadly virus.

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A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space

A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A mini-documentary on one of NASA's experimental toys, the Enterprise.

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The mathematics of Ebola trigger stark warnings: act now or regret it

The mathematics of Ebola trigger stark warnings: act now or regret it | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak’s toll has risen above several hundred cases. This now truly is a type of epidemic that the world has never seen before. In light of that, several articles were published recently that are very worth reading.

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