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Rep. Dan Crenshaw On Green New Deal: ‘Third-Grade Science Project’

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) did not let Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) get away with touting the radical Green New Deal on Thursday, simply asking the self-described democratic socialist why he did not vote for the measure when…

Researchers were not right about left brains

(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) The left and right side of the brain are involved in different tasks. This functional lateralization and associated brain asymmetry are well documented in humans. Scientists now challenge the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique. They found the same asymmetry pattern in chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. However, humans were the most variable in this pattern. This suggests that lateralized, uniquely human cognitive abilities evolved by adapting a presumably ancestral asymmetry pattern.

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What is synesthesia and what's it like to have it?

I know that the number four is yellow, but I have a friend who insists four is red. She also says four has a motherly personality, but my four has no personality — none of my numbers do. But all…

What is synesthesia and what's it like to have it?

I know that the number four is yellow, but I have a friend who insists four is red. She also says four has a motherly personality, but my four has no personality — none of my numbers do. But all…

New timeline rewrites history of Easter Island collapse

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, and its people continued to build its iconic moai statues for much longer than previously believed, according to a team of researchers.

Meet the pangolin, an adorable endangered creature

Pangolins are burrowing mammals that look like scaly anteaters, and they’re being illegally traded at an alarming scale, despite increased protections. These creatures, of which there are eight species, are prized for their supposed medical value in traditional Chinese practices,…

The animal-saving research behind that viral coyote and badger video

[embedded content] Just like you, I got caught up in the delightful viral video (above) of a coyote and a badger. I tweeted “This is the buddy comedy I’d pay to see in the theater.” If you haven’t seen it,…

Giant, hot-pink slugs survive Australian fires

An enormous bright pink slug that was only discovered a few years ago has miraculously survived the wave of bushfires that have engulfed Australia over the last several months. The New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service confirmed that…

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Genome stability: Intricate process of DNA repair discovered

An elaborate system of filaments, liquid droplet dynamics and protein connectors enables the repair of some damaged DNA in the nuclei of cells, researchers have found. The findings further challenge the belief that broken DNA floats aimlessly — and highlight the value of cross-disciplinary research in biology and physics.