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He’s also invented a beer stein that stays cold in the desert.

Darwin's Fight Club

Sunday December 09, 2018

According to new research, humans may have evolved hands specifically so we could punch people. Thumbs down.

Trees with ‘crown shyness’ avoid touching each other – and they make some nice-looking patterns in the process.

Stormscape Time-Lapses

Monday November 19, 2018

If this video doesn't arouse any awe, then clearly you need to go to the awe store.

Armed with garlic, gallbladders and a very old book, this crack team of historians is looking to the past to solve our modern-day health problems.

The time travellers’ party was poorly attended. Which was exactly of the point. 

The Watercolour Deserts of Utah

Monday November 12, 2018

That’s no mirage: these pastel-coloured pools in the Utah desert are actually used to make fertiliser. (We could have sworn they were making crayons.)

The Neuroscience of Translation

Saturday November 10, 2018

Being a professional translator is one of the most demanding things a person can do, and scientists are just beginning to understand how the brain does it.

Today in diet advice you’ll (hopefully) never need.

The greatest unsolved maths problem: how much for three chicken wings?

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