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"What it reveals is even more amazing than the myths and fantasies it has generated. For example, the manuscript was compiled by Dominican nuns as a source of reference for Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon, who happens to have been great aunt to Ca

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If we speak of an average of the last 23 cycles in the months of the minimum, our only significant energy source at the center of the solar system was below average active last month as well. The sunspot number (SSN) was 9.1, which was thus only 4

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Meeting Pablo Escobar's brother turned out to be one of the more disappointing moments of my life. In Medellin, Colombia, you can go to the Escobar house. In fact, there's a whole tourism industry that's sprouted up around Escobar and the old c

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Some may not be impressed by the slight blurriness of the image. But there's so much more to it than what immediately meets the eye. Two astrophysicists ?" Sheperd Doeleman, the project leader of the Event Horizon Telescope, and Katie Mack of Nor

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When blinkered or behind a screen, the horse could not answer questions. Likewise, he could respond only if the questioner knew the answer. From these observations, Pfungst deduced that Clever Hans was not making any mental calculations. Nor did he u

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This story is part of a series from NPR's Science desk called The Other Side of Anger. There's no question we are in angry times. It's in our politics, our schools and homes. Anger can be a destructive emotion, but it can also be a positive forc

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To that end, before one starts imagining a world in which the iconic creatures once again roam the planet, one of the scientists behind the project flatly stated that "it would be difficult to resurrect a mammoth as things stand." He pointed to the

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. But, unlike Yudkin, Lustig is backed by a prevailing wind. We read almost every week of new research into the deleterious effects of sugar on our bodies. In the US, the latest edition of the government's official dietary guidelines includes a cap

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The perspective on Earth history from the point of view of The Domain is very strange, to say the least. I wasn't sure if my uncomfortable feeling came from being dis-oriented, or if it came from being re-oriented. Either way, I felt unsteady and co

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Five years later, like the once-foolish novice in many a spiritual parable, my annoyance has given way to a degree of understanding. I'm no yogi, and my practice is scattered, improvised and private. But I consider my breathing constantly. In doing

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' " Everyone was seeing the game they wanted to see. But how were they doing this? They were, perhaps, an example of what Leon Festinger, the father of "cognitive dissonance," meant when he observed "that people cognize and interpret inform

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