Top 10 Things That Will Happen When Queen Elizabeth Dies

Are you one of the estimated 162 million people worldwide – and 60 million here in the United States – who woke up super early or stayed up really late to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton? Does the idea of royalty fascinate you? Would you call …

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10 Most Expensive Fruits In The World

You might not think of fruit when it comes to dreaming up fancy food (caviar, anyone?), but it turns out there are some seriously extravagant fruits out there, from arty bananas to posh pears.You might not think of fruit when it comes to dreaming up fancy food (caviar, anyone?), but …

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Sheep Can Recognise Celebrity Faces From Photos Alone, Which Is Crazy

We’ve known for a while that sheep, with their social nature and big brains, can recognise faces of other sheep and human handlers. Now a study has shown they can also learn to identify unfamiliar humans they’ve never met – after only seeing their photos. This wasn’t just done so …

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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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