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A Single Heartbreaking Photo Shows The Horror Elephants Face in India

The back legs of the baby elephant are consumed by fire as it chases after its startled mother, screaming. In the chilling photo, a flaming ball of tar – the source of the fire, along with a few hurled firecrackers – is frozen in the air as a crowd sprints …

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Giant Coconut Crab Caught Attacking And Eating an Innocent Seabird

If you find arthropods to be nightmare fuel, this latest finding from the genre of ‘abnormally huge animals eating things we didn’t expect’ will likely ruin your entire weekend. A coconut crab on a small island in the Indian Ocean has been recorded snatching and devouring an adult seabird – …

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Scientists Have Found an Entirely New Type of Eye Cell in These Deep-Sea Fish

Unlike other fish that share its habitat, the deep-sea pearlside is active at dusk and dawn – a behaviour referred to as crepuscular, meaning it’s neither nocturnal or diurnal. And now it turns out this fish has an eye cell that works differently from any other light-sensing cell researchers have …

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Wellbeing in America 2017 Really Is Much Worse Than 2016, Annual Survey Reveals

It’s not just your imagination: life in America really has become more unpleasant this year. According to a new Gallup report, American wellbeing fell by a “statistically significant and meaningfully large” amount from 2016 to 2017. The drops were largest among women, minorities, Democrats and low-income Americans. “Wellbeing” in this …

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The Classification of ‘High Blood Pressure’ Just Changed. Here’s What You Need to Know

Experts have just redefined what counts as high blood pressure, which means the number of people with it is about to rise by tens of millions in the US alone – and all those people are advised to start thinking about lifestyle changes. In the United States, the definition of …

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This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of CRISPR-Cas9 munching up a piece of DNA. In real-time. It’s behaving exactly how scientists predicted CRISPR edits DNA, but this grainy video is the first time a direct observation of the …

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FDA Approves a Trackable ‘Digital Pill’ That Delivers Schizophrenia Medication

The FDA has announced its first ever approval of a pill with an embedded sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested it, ushering the US into a new era of smart pharmaceuticals – and medical surveillance. The treatment, called Abilify MyCite, is essentially a clever delivery system for the …

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This Ancient Chinese Box Says It Contains The Collected Remains of The Buddha

1,000 years ago, a pair of monks from Mañjuśrī Temple of the Longxing Monastery in China’s Jingzhou Prefecture reportedly spent two decades collecting bits of cremated bone from far and wide which they believed to be the remains of the man known as the Buddha. And now, their collection has …

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For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before such devices are ready to help humans extend their natural capabilities. Now, a professor from theUniversity of Southern California (USC) has demonstrated the use of a …

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Artistic toddler generously gives his home an edgy makeover with some black paint

Ellen Porritt is a very lucky mum. Why? Because her two-year-old son, Zeb, is clearly an artistic genius. He has very creative ideas for interior design that are well beyond most people’s comprehension. I mean, to me, it just looks like a bunch of black paint smeared on the floor. …

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