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how adolescent brains literally rewire themselves before early adulthood
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how adolescent brains literally rewire themselves before early adulthood

We know that teenagers think differently from adults because their brains aren't finished forming. But how does an adolescent brain transform into an adult one?

why fossil fuels are even more radioactive than nuclear reactors
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why fossil fuels are even more radioactive than nuclear reactors

If you start studying the waste from gas and oil wells, and measure the emissions from coal ash, the fossil fuel industry is more dangerous than any nuclear plant.

how the news broke us
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how the news broke us

People are consuming more news than ever before and it's making them angrier, more frustrated, and overwhelmed thanks to the people who dominate the news cycles.

babies keep showing us that we’re born with empathy
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babies keep showing us that we’re born with empathy

Scientists are studying if babies are born with empathy and altruism and their research may help us create a blueprint for solving today's partisan tribalism and civil cold wars.

why do less clothing and more cosmetics make people see you as less human?
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why do less clothing and more cosmetics make people see you as less human?

Researchers keep confirming that revealing more flesh and using more makeup can dehumanize you, but they haven't figured out exactly why.

science says boomers are the real snowflake generation
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science says boomers are the real snowflake generation

The longest ever study of intergenerational narcissistic traits finds that millennials are not as sensitive and self-absorbed as boomers.

climate change denialists’ new favorite conspiracy theory
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climate change denialists’ new favorite conspiracy theory

Denialists are now imagining cabals of ecoterrorists burning down entire ecosystems so they don't have to admit that scientists were right about the symptoms of climate change.

want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.
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want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.

It turns out that clothes have an amazing effect on how we're perceived by others, even at first glance.

wowt explains: what is dark matter?
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wowt explains: what is dark matter?

We might know that dark matter is everywhere, but we know very little about it. So, what do we understand about this mysterious but critical component of the universe?

scientists find a place where liquid water can’t support life
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scientists find a place where liquid water can’t support life

Normally on Earth liquid water means life. But researchers found a place where that isn't the case…

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