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November 24, 2014

Hard to Think Straight: Processing Prejudice

It seems that when we perceive and process other people with ease, we judge them favorably. When we have difficulty -- for whatever reason -- we judge them negatively.

The Fish Of Your Nightmares, Caught On Video

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Vast 'Buried Canyon' Wows Scientists

Tibet Canyon
Ping Wang/Caltech

Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD, Scientists Say

Medical Marijuana
Gary Morrison via Getty Images

Man's Headaches Caused By A Worm Living In His Brain

Brain Worm
Genome Biology 2014, 15: 510

This Hand Dryer Study Will Have You Saying 'Ewwww'

Hand Dryer
jessica lewis via Getty Images

Is There A Skull On Mars?

Mars Skull

Ancient Fortress Dates Back To Reign Of 'Bluetooth' King

Harald Bluetooth Fortress
Aarhus University/Danish Castle Centre

High Heels Have A Strange Effect On Men, And Here's Proof

Seb Oliver via Getty Images

Rover's 'Sweet Spot' Explained

Why Dogs Kick
Sheryl Salisbury via Getty Images

This Toothless Skull Rewrites History Of Ancient Whales

Ancient Whale Skull
University of Otago

Has 'Darwin's Dilemma' Finally Been Resolved?

Dorling Kindersley via Getty Images

CERN Announces Major Discovery

Large Hadron Collider
Pavle Marjanovic via Getty Images

Here's Why Catnip Makes Kitty Go Crazy

Cat Chemistry
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It Was A Comet!

Sudbury Basin
Wikimedia Commons: Vesta

Stars Shimmer Above Stark Desert Landscape In Trippy New Video

The Real Reason We Love Relaxing By The Fireplace

Crackling Fire
Jacques Croizer via Getty Images

Scientists Figure Out Why Starfish Are 'Melting'

Sea Star Wasting

The Scary Truth About Asteroids

Planetary Science

Sex May Explain Why Men Have Superior Spatial Skills

Men Spatial Ability
University of Utah

New Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

Gay Men
Tim Macpherson via Getty Images

Comet Lander Goes Dark


Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More Dishonest, According To Science

A. Chederros via Getty Images

'Magic Island' Mystery Just Became More Puzzling

Magic Islands Saturn Moon
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Idaho


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This Proposal From Space Will Warm Your Nerdy Little Heart

Jason Hakala
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If You Blast Your Wine With Sound Waves, Does It Taste Better?

Sonic Decanter
Sonic Decanter

Little Things Can Make Big Rivers Bend

River Curve

Scientists Figure Out How To Scale Walls Like Spider-Man

Gloves Climbing Wall
Royal Society Journal / Elliot Hawkes

The Household Threat To Children's Brains

Children Toxins
Bruce Lanphear

Musicians Have Big Advantage When It Comes To Memory

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Watch Pond Snails Grow From Embryo To Hatchling In Just 11 Seconds

Pond Snail Embryo

A Single Kiss Can Transfer WAY More Germs Than You Ever Knew

Blend Images - Jose Luis Pelaez Inc via Getty Images

Ebola Study To Test Survivor's Blood As Possible Treatment

Plasma Transfusion
CMSP via Getty Images

Neil deGrasse Tyson (Sort Of) Explains The Ending Of 'Interstellar'

Neil Degrasse Tyson
Eugene Gologursky via Getty Images

How Much Are We Willing To Harm Others For Personal Gain?

Guilty Conscience

The Odd Way Taking The Pill Affects Women's Choice Of A Partner

Black Woman And Man
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Researchers Find Bed Bugs Could Carry A Deadly Disease

Bed Bug
Penn Medicine/Robert Press

Seals Observed Sexually Attacking Penguins

Antarctic Fur Seals
Dawn Nichols via Getty Images

The Strange Way Disgust Affects Human Behavior

Bad Smell
Brand New Images via Getty Images