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The Lessons Of A Pandemic Simulation

In May of 2018, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security addressed a pandemic outbreak known as Clade X. A panel of health experts and current or former policy makers discovered that Clade X was a novel pathogen engineered by a group with the goal of reducing world population to pre-Industrial levels. Clade X quickly [...]

Does The Shape Of A Beer Glass Actually Affect How You Drink?

Scientists studied how a glass's shape might influence the rate at which someone consumes beer.

How Did Saltwater Steelhead Trout Evolve To Live In Freshwater?

Within the last century, saltwater steelhead trout evolved to live in freshwater.

How You Envision Others Says A Lot About You In Real Life

Perhaps imagining someone else with the qualities you admire is one way to develop them in yourself.

How Big Was the Founding Population of Native Americans?

In 2018, researchers found that the amount of first humans that crossed the land bridge from Siberia over to Alaska was much smaller than people originally assumed.

Video Games Can Help Ease Trauma

A recent study found that playing games such as Tetris within six hours of being in a car accident could ease the rate of intrusive memories due to trauma from the event.

How Similar Are Humans And Chimps?

I know that humans and chimps share something like 98 percent of our DNA. But what does this really mean?

Don't Pet That Honey Badger

The honey badger: a weasel with a sweet name and an ability to do serious damage.

Travelers' Diarrhea Has A Type

If your blood type is A, you're more likely to get stomach-based ailments when visiting developing countries than people with other blood types.

The Solar-Powered Slug

A slug can use solar energy to nourish itself.

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