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Dear parents, you are being lied to.

In light of recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable illnesses, and the refusal of anti-vaccination advocates to acknowledge the problem, I thought it was past time for this post. Dear parents, You are...

For standardized tests, we’re all morning people (or could use a break)

The idea behind standardized testing is that everyone gets the chance to perform on the same test in the same circumstances. In an ideal world, this should create a system where everyone’s test results...

You Can’t Go More Vintage Than World’s Oldest Known Dress From More Than 5,000...

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in the UK presents a well-preserved 5,000-year-old vintage haute couture dress that was recovered from an ancient Egyptian tomb. The Tarkhan dress, was bundled with ragged pieces of...

Watch This Tiny Sea Snail Flying Like A Butterfly Underwater

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have captured footage of the movement of sea snails in water. Unlike other species of zooplankton, sea snails use tiny wing-like appendages to "fly" through the water. When it...

Small Mammals With Big Brains At Highest Risk Of Extinction

New research revealed a pattern wherein big-brained mammals are more likely to become extinct. These animals are, if not extinct, either protected or endangered due to low population. Small-bodied mammals with large brains carry...

Pre-Dawn Launch Kicks Off Secret Mission Of New US Military Spy Satellite

The NRO's new spy satellite blasted off to space aboard ULA's Delta IV rocket on Wednesday for a secret mission "in support of national defense." The rocket's trajectory suggests the satellite is headed to...

How to Track North Korea’s New Satellite as It Streaks Through Space

“North Korea has launched a …” is a sentence that rarely ends well, and is usually punctuated by the sound of wind being sucked through teeth. This week the hermit kingdom’s National Aerospace Development...

Rare Horrid Ground Weaver Spider Photographed Alive For The First Time

One of the rarest spider in Britain was photographed for the first time. There are only four known habitats of these spiders and they are considered endangered by the IUCN. (Photo : Buglife Organization) One of...

New Optical Single-Ion Clock Is Most Accurate Timepiece Ever Built

A new optical single-ion clock that works on ytterbium ions is now considered the world's most accurate timepiece ever built. Just in time, too, as the International System of Units is re-defining 1 second. (Photo...

LIGO’s First-Ever Detection of Gravitational Waves Opens a New Window on the Universe

In deep space, two black holes spiraled toward each other, their tremendous mass warping spacetime and propagating gravitational waves across the fabric of the universe at light-speed. The two black holes eventually crashed into...

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