flatworms

This Hermaphroditic Flatworm Stabs Itself With A Needle-Tipped Dick To Reproduce

The Macrostomum hystrix flatworm will ambivalently stab itself with its own needle-tipped penis wherever is most convenient to reproduce.

uh oh

Mind Control Might Be Real, And Even Creepier Than It Sounds

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Mind control is, as of now, science fiction. But it just had a major breakthrough.

leap second

Why Do We Have Leap Seconds? An Explainer

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A leap second will arrive today and potentially wreak a little havoc... but why do we have them in the first place?

Nerds

Here’s An $8 Microscope For Your Smartphone

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The ultimate stocking stuffer for nerds on the go.

science

NASA Says We’re Running Out Of Drinking Water

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A ten-year study of the world's aquifers has overturned some alarming results about our water consumption.

Cats

Watching Cat Videos Is Actually Good For You

If you need a quick boost to your mental health, it turns out watching cats on the Internet will do the trick.

Robots

Watch A Robot Juggle Four Balls Using Nothing But Physics

All this robot has is a paddle to whack balls with. And whack balls it does.

Drinking

Science Says Humans Are The Only Animals With A Drinking Problem

A new study on chimpanzees drinking in the wild seems to confirm that we're the only animals that can't handle our alcohol.

#Viral Videos

Watch Some Hardcore Plants Explode Like Bombs When They’re Touched

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Can plants be hardcore? Have you never heard of the squirting cucumber?

hyperloop

Amazingly, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Might Get Built

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Elon Musk's plan to fire people out of a railgun is actually approved to be tested. Here comes the future!

Cats

How Cats Taught Us To Better Understand Optical Illusions

Wondering how you can't figure out an optical illusion? Cats have the answer.

DINOSAURS

Dinosaur Blood Cells Have Been Recovered From Fossils

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75 million year old bone samples have been scanned by researchers and the results are exciting.

#Jurassic World

The Real Dr. Alan Grant Thinks He Can Make A Dinosaur, Seriously

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Paleontologist-turned-genetics enthusiast Dr. Jack Horner thinks we'll be able to make a dinosaur from a chicken relatively soon.

#Animals

‘Planet Of The Apes’ Inches Closer As We Learn Chimps Prefer To Cook Their Food

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The chimpanzee, it turns out, is not only willing to cook its food... it's willing to wait for cooked food.

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theorists Will Reportedly Believe Anything According To A New Study

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If you're a believer in conspiracies, a new scientific study shows that might be apt to believe almost anything you're told.

science

Hold All My Calls, A New Type Of Yeast Can Home-Brew Morphine And Codeine

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It's now possible to brew opioids using three new genetically-modified types of brewer's yeast.

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY

Thirty-One Episodes Of ‘Bill Nye The Science Guy’ Are Streaming On Netflix

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'Bill Nye the Science Guy' episodes are available on Netflix streaming for your nostalgic learning pleasure.

science

Suuure, Our Brains Have To Work Harder To Understand Sarcasm. Whatever You Say, Science.

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Sarcasm, it turns out, is a mental workout and an effective communication strategy. It also totally doesn't make people want to hit you.


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