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Does a single fiber really matter amid all the sediment and detritus that amphipods regularly swallow? Jamieson thinks so. For a start, PCBs and other toxins can stick to plastic, turning fibers into sinks for other contaminants. Also, many of the pi

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3. A too-narrow pelvis Problem: Childbirth hurts. And to add insult to injury, the width of a woman's pelvis hasn't changed for some 200,000 years, keeping our brains from growing larger. Fix: Sure, you could stretch out the pelvis, Latimer

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The new science of nature can be regarded as new in at least two respects: a new approach, and a new goal. The new approach may be described as dogmatism based on skepticism: in other words, as Descartes explained his Discourse on Method, the proper

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. But ideophones share a couple of characteristics that make them unique. For one, they constitute their own unique class, marked with their own linguistic rules - in the same way that, say, nouns or verbs also follow their own rules in how they ar

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Besides contagion, laughter also leaves us peculiarly helpless and vulnerable. We can be doubled up with laughter, or laugh until we weep. Physiologically, it can come close to crying. Nearly every aspect of the body - voice, eyes, skin, heart, b

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And, finally, several important court judgments have recently been handed down allowing police to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested but who have not yet been convicted of a crime. (Related: WI police will now forcibly take DNA sampl

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The black object was a giant BLACK BIRD which stood at least 4 to 5 feet tall. I was in awe and a little bit scared at the sight of the GIANT BIRD. I stopped my motorcycle immediately hoping that the beast would not attack m

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The first serious poisoning in British Columbia was reported in 2003, and another occurred in 2008. Both victims survived. Then, in 2016, a 3-year-old boy from Victoria died after eating mushrooms found outside an apartment complex. Kroeger thought h

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Recent evidence suggests there are more animals here by weight than in all of the world's fisheries combined. But who lives here, and in what quantities? Since August, a group of scientists has been using new technology to better understand the tw

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Situated on Sandhornøya island in northern Norway, the Nature House is the Hjertefølger (translated as "heart followers") family's labour of love, taking two years to design and build. The solar-powered, three-storey, five-bedroom home features

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Though the quasar is very far away?"12.8 billion light-years?"astronomers can detect it because a galaxy closer to Earth acts as a lens and makes the quasar look extra bright. The gravitational field of the closer galaxy warps space itself, bendi

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Writing away at my desk, I reach my hand up to turn on a lamp, and down to open a drawer to take out a pen. Extending my arm forward, I brush my fingers against a small, strange figurine given to me by my sister as a good-luck charm, while reaching b

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Although we're all familiar with the phenomenon of melting, most of us don't really think about the physics behind the process. Essentially, when something melts all that's happening is that the bonds between its molecules break down and they begi

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