Plants might be able to tell us about the location of dead people, helping families find missing people
Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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The 'good' side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the 'evil' side.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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At the evangelical Creation Museum, dinosaurs lived alongside humans and the world is 6,000 years old
A Kentucky museum tells the history of the universe according to the Bible in an effort to debunk evolution. Its owner, the Christian group Answers in Genesis, promotes right-wing political causes.
July 27, 2020 • ~9 min
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When the dinosaurs went extinct, some species took over the world. Adaptability, not survivability, explains why.
July 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
June 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.
June 8, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
June 4, 2020 • ~10 min
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Evolution seems to lead to increasing complexity of species. But perhaps a dominant, intelligent species like humans will always end up destroying itself.
June 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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