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Musicians prefer their music loud, study concludes

On May 3, 2024 by Tim Newman

Scientific research isn’t all about cancer, gut bacteria, zoonotic viruses, and mitochondria — the powerhouses of the cell. Sometimes, scientists focus on more important topics, like listening to music really loud. For instance,...

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Pandiculation: Why do we stretch when we yawn?

On March 22, 2024 by Tim Newman

Why do we yawn? Much ink has been spilt over this question and astonishingly, given the fact that we can put a man on the moon, we still don’t know why. Many theories...

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Migratory Birds: Do Brain Parasites Send Them Off Course?

On March 15, 2024 by Tim Newman

Every year, billions of birds embark on jaw-dropping journeys that span oceans and continents. But not all reach their destination. A new paper asks whether brain parasites might explain why. The precision of...

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Abandoned Wonderland In China

On March 12, 2024 by Tim Newman

In Chenzhuang Village, China, about 20 miles from bustling Beijing, lies the strange and creepy ruins of a semi-constructed amusement park. The park, funded by the Thailand-based Reignwood Group, was to be “the...

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Abnormal Plumage: Albinism, Leucism, Dilution, and More

On March 8, 2024 by Tim Newman

Recently, an odd-coloured European robin appeared in our garden. Its breast was cream rather than the familiar red. It took me some time to ID it, but its unusual hues piqued my interest....

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Why Onions Make You Cry and What You Can Do

On March 5, 2024 by Tim Newman

Anyone who’s ever sliced or diced an onion will know it can be an emotional and slightly painful affair. What’s going on, and can you prevent these veg from making you cry? In...

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Do you need a parasite cleanse?

On March 1, 2024 by Tim Newman

NOPE 🙂 If you spend any time on the internet, which you obviously do — you’re on it now, you’ve probably come across parasite cleanses.  They’re all the rage with wellness aficionados, health...

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Bigfoot: Could gut bacteria prove its existence?

On March 1, 2024 by Tim Newman

Analysing the bacterial content of suspected Bigfoot faeces might finally prove the existence of these elusive apes. Not everyone believes in Bigfoot. Where I’m based in the UK, this mysterious North American primate...

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Odium by Wothrosch: Album Review

On January 15, 2023 by Tim Newman

Sheets of sound. Triumphant blast beats. Wothrosch’s debut album — Odium — is something to behold. Despite Odium being their first release, the album screams maturity. Based in Athens, Greece Wothrosch is a...

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В​с​ё by Рожь: Album Review

On January 3, 2023 by Tim Newman

Рожь — called “Rye” in English — is a one-man band based in Russia. And his latest album, “В​с​ё” is an emotional force to be reckoned with. From the sinister but soothing opening...

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