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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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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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Climate Change Deniers: Why You Should Still Care About Going Green

On October 20, 2022 by Tim Newman

Whether or not you believe that the climate crisis is imminent, there are plenty of good reasons to care about going green. Here, we discuss health, wealth, and war. Climate change is a...

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Beautiful Scientific Images From The Biodiversity Heritage Library

On February 9, 2022 by Tim Newman

Recently, the Biodiversity Heritage Library made millions of beautiful biological images free to use for anyone via their Flickr account. There are some true gems in here, and they’re free for anyone to...

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Lazer Horse’s Predictions For 2020

On December 19, 2019 by Tim Newman

Each year, I polish my powers of foresight. As it stands, they are incredibly weak; so weak, in fact, that they are not perceptible. I didn’t bother writing predictions for 2019 because 2018...

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On September 18, 2019 by Tim Newman

Dinosaurs lived and evolved across millions of years. Thanks to recent discoveries and advances in technology, it is now possible to at least guess at the colours of some dinosaurs. Here, we ask...

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The Helmeted Hornbill And Its “Ivory”

On June 25, 2018 by Tim Newman

The hornbills are an odd-looking family of birds, and the helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is arguably the black sheep of the family. Here, we unfurl its tragic tale. With its incredible head adornment...

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