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Sleeping Octopuses Might Experience Fleeting Dreams
  • 2 April 2021
Color-changing patterns in snoozing octopuses are characteristic of two alternating sleep states – a quiet...
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The Very Strange History of the Easter Bunny
  • 2 April 2021
While you’re biting the heads off your chocolate bunnies, you might wonder how cartoon rabbits...
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In Gun Debate, Both Sides Have Evidence to Back Them Up
  • 2 April 2021
Research suggests statistical evidence supports both parties’ positions about gun control legislation.
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Did the New York Times Suppress Advance Reporting on the Bay of Pigs Invasion?
  • 2 April 2021
The Bay of Pigs suppression myth makes for a timeless lesson about the perils for...
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Map Shows Most Popular Pandemic Cocktails Across the U.S.
  • 1 April 2021
Apparently COVID-related restrictions on restaurants and bars didn't stop Americans from enjoying cocktails during the...
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Did Racism Kill Jackie Robinson?
  • 1 April 2021
Research has shown that enduring structural and everyday racism can have serious negative consequences for...
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Listen to George Harrison’s Remarkable Isolated Vocals on the Song ‘Something’
  • 1 April 2021
An isolated vocal track from "Something" highlights the raw emotion in George Harrison's singing.
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A Cryptocurrency Expert Explains NFTs
  • 31 March 2021
Nonfungible tokens prove ownership of a digital item – image, sound file or text –...
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How Lockdown Changed the Sex Lives of Young Adults
  • 30 March 2021
COVID restrictions disproportionately affected young adults, who are more likely than older adults to be...
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A QAnon Facebook Group that was linked to the Capitol riot is still active, despite violent content.
QAnon Facebook Group Linked to Capitol Riot Still Active
  • 30 March 2021
The group has also hosted violent rhetoric, QAnon recruitment, and was used to coordinate real-time...
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Nofap: Can Giving Up Masturbation Really Boost Men’s Testosterone Levels?
  • 29 March 2021
Nofap is a growing online movement devoted to giving up masturbation and even sex for...
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Firearm Suicides Are Much More Common Than Mass Shootings
  • 29 March 2021
Every year, homicides – one person killing another – make up about 35% of gun...
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