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The Best Way to Barbecue, According to Science

The Best Way to Barbecue, According to Science

mag404 May 27, 2017 Comments Off on The Best Way to Barbecue, According to Science

Unless you’re master barbecuer Ron Swanson himself, your grill game could probably use a little work — and fast, considering Memorial Day’s just around the corner. Thankfully, science is here to help. Greg Blonder

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Drones Disguised as Bees Could Soon Pollinate Crops

Drones Disguised as Bees Could Soon Pollinate Crops

mag404 May 22, 2017 Comments Off on Drones Disguised as Bees Could Soon Pollinate Crops

It’s no secret that bees are dying at a alarming rate, but what does that actually mean for us? Since bees are responsible for pollination, they are essential to the production of fruits and

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The March for Science Is Happening This Weekend

The March for Science Is Happening This Weekend

mag404 April 21, 2017 Comments Off on The March for Science Is Happening This Weekend

Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has not only started a rhetorical war with the media and potentially real wars with North Korea and Russia-backed Syria, but he’s also engaged in what critics call a

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Here’s the Scientific Link Between Grey Hair and Stress

Here’s the Scientific Link Between Grey Hair and Stress

mag404 April 10, 2017 Comments Off on Here’s the Scientific Link Between Grey Hair and Stress

You were enjoying an otherwise normal day when you spotted it it the bathroom mirror: a grey hair. It stands out like a weed in a sea of carefully-groomed grass. Silently, you admonish yourself: It’s

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Scientists Find That Laziness Is Contagious

Scientists Find That Laziness Is Contagious

mag404 March 31, 2017 Comments Off on Scientists Find That Laziness Is Contagious

Other people’s attitudes toward laziness and impatience can rub off on you, a new study from France reveals. Researchers found that people not only pick up on other’s attitudes toward three personality characteristics —

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We May Have Finally Found the Foundations Upon Which Life Evolved

We May Have Finally Found the Foundations Upon Which Life Evolved

mag404 March 18, 2017 Comments Off on We May Have Finally Found the Foundations Upon Which Life Evolved

Scientists have discovered that a version of the Krebs cycle, the heart of the cellular metabolic network, can take place without the cellular proteins known as enzymes. Since the Krebs cycle does not require

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It’s Official: Astronauts Can Grow Potatoes in Martian Soil

It’s Official: Astronauts Can Grow Potatoes in Martian Soil

mag404 March 9, 2017 Comments Off on It’s Official: Astronauts Can Grow Potatoes in Martian Soil

In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney starts growing a farm on Mars using the potatoes meant for Thanksgiving dinner. As it turns out, this might actually be possible in real life if humans ever

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Why Hearing Proven Facts Still Doesn’t Change People’s Perspectives

Why Hearing Proven Facts Still Doesn’t Change People’s Perspectives

mag404 March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Why Hearing Proven Facts Still Doesn’t Change People’s Perspectives

Have you ever tried to explain a topic to someone, but they were so strong in their convictions that they refused to accept the facts? You can see this phenomenon play out in all aspects of society:

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Here’s Why Some People Look Like Their Names

Here’s Why Some People Look Like Their Names

mag404 February 28, 2017 Comments Off on Here’s Why Some People Look Like Their Names

If you’ve ever caught yourself thinking, “She looks like a Sue,” or “He doesn’t look like a Bob,” a new study may back up your instincts about whether people’s names suit them. In fact,

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Here’s Why Building IKEA Furniture Gives You Anxiety

Here’s Why Building IKEA Furniture Gives You Anxiety

mag404 February 25, 2017 Comments Off on Here’s Why Building IKEA Furniture Gives You Anxiety

Anyone who’s ever thrown their Ikea Färlöv against a wall in a mid-construction rage might have their heritage to blame. According to a new study, spatial anxiety is an independent, diagnostically different feeling separate

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