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One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower.
The Universe is too small to store some numbers that lie in plain sight.
Why don’t woodpeckers get concussions?
We feel the scrutiny of pets, but do we really know what they’re thinking?
Does the iconic tea have anything to do with Grey, the Earl?
One thousand leagues into the sea: a marine biologist’s quest for the birthplace of the freshwater eel.
A glimpse into the neural circuitry of hunger and feeding.
More than half the people on this planet eat rice. But do you know the process by which it’s grown?
When we waved goodbye to our life pre-COVID, did we also say goodbye to the handshake?
How Modern Meadow is creating lab-grown leather to clothe the world, sustainably.
The princess and the force of nature — and what they have in common.
Life with plastic, it’s fantastic. If humans don’t tell you so, just ask these bees.
Do wild animals get post-traumatic stress disorder? Scientists probe its evolutionary roots.
We combine ingredients to get the final product. Now, food scientists are doing it backwards.
A travelogue turned etymological musing on the difference between the two words.
When “mind over matter” becomes reality and consciousness reigns in play with time.
The brain is capable of free thought and volition—but that facility might not be so unique.
Or, why government offices have multiple ancient computers, each running a different version of Internet Explorer.
The case for why grown-ups should be allowed on the swings, too.
We haven’t yet found alien intelligence. Whether we do or not has profound implications for our future on Earth.
How to get ants to do your work for you—if you're an insect.
Kenneth Park murdered his in-laws while sleepwalking.
We’ve been living on land for thousands of years, but we never completely left the ocean.
Are they really that different? It’s all about context.
Neural firing and wiring in our most stubborn behaviours