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Images of the lively drowsy life on Japan’s ‘Feline Island,’ where felines surpass human beings 8 to 1

Images of the lively drowsy life on Japan’s ‘Feline Island,’ where...

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Flickr/Sayoko Shimoyama Just off the coast of Japan there is an island called Aoshima, which is also known as "Cat Island." The tiny fishing village is home to more than 140 cats, which roam around napping, playing, and snagging snacks from residents and tourists. They outnumber humans 8 to 1. The cats were originally brought…
UT Scientist Discover Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Want to Check In People Quickly

UT Scientist Discover Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Want to Check In People Quickly

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Researchers at the University of Texas (UT) reported Tuesday that they have developed a vaccine that could arm the body to attack Alzheimer's plaques and tangles before they even start to shut down the brain. They hope to begin testing the vaccines in humans soon. Their new vaccine for the first time has targeted both amyloid-containing…
What Is The Evolutionary Reason That Human Beings Are Ticklish?

What Is The Evolutionary Reason That Human Beings Are Ticklish?

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What is the evolutionary reason why humans are ticklish, especially young children? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Fabian van den Berg, Neuroscientist, on Quora: Ticklish humans and animals. There are a few ideas about why humans…
These strolling robots might assist people get again on their ft once more

These strolling robots might assist people get again on their ft...

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Watching a robot trip and fall makes my heart sink. The worst part about it? I'm the one responsible. I'm standing in a Pasadena, California, lab filled with bipedal (or two legged) robots. A researcher challenges me to try and trip a 5-foot, semihumanoid robot called Amber that's walking on a treadmill. It's attached with…
Here’s the very best Method for People to Dominate the Galaxy, According to NASA

Here’s the very best Method for People to Dominate the Galaxy,...

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A team of Chinese researchers has won a NASA competition to design the best-possible method for humans to colonize the galaxy. Their plan for the construction of an interstellar human civilization can be seen in the animation above. The competition was, at its core, about solving a complicated problem of geometry and route-making using limited…
How Unlocking Shark Blood Tricks Assists People

How Unlocking Shark Blood Tricks Assists People

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"What is so special about a shark's immune system?" That was the question posed to scientist Dr. Helen Dooley, who studies the evolution of the immune system. Much of her work focuses on understanding the immune responses of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera. "Basically, cartilaginous fishes are the furthest we can go back in evolutionary…
Glacial Epoch ‘Unicorn’ May Have Lived Along With Modern Human Beings

Glacial Epoch ‘Unicorn’ May Have Lived Along With Modern Human Beings

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A burly "unicorn" that once plodded over grasslands in Siberia was around for much longer than once thought — long enough to have roamed the land at the same time as modern humans. This one-horned native of the steppes, Elasmotherium sibiricum, was a hefty, furry beast in the rhino family that weighed nearly 4 tons…
NASA’s quote to get human beings back to the moon video

NASA’s quote to get human beings back to the moon video

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Culture assists form when infants discover to stroll

Culture assists form when infants discover to stroll

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For generations, farther back than anyone can remember, the women in Rano Dodojonova’s family have placed their babies in “gahvoras,” cradles that are part diaper, part restraining device. Dodojonova, a research assistant who lives in Tajikistan, was cradled for the first two or three years of her life. She cradled her three children in the…
Zombie Diet Plan: 10 Real-Life Examples of People Consuming People

Zombie Diet Plan: 10 Real-Life Examples of People Consuming People

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In AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," the number one fear is the fear of becoming lunch for vicious human corpses. Credit: AMC In AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," returning Sunday (June 2) at 9 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. CDT, undead human corpses roam the world in their hunt for human flesh. Now, we know zombies aren't…

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