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Best of 2016 // #94: The Era of Man

The earth below our feet hides layer of ages, periods where different things happened which has been preserved in rock, leading scientists to point...

Best of 2017 // #94: Smell Test

John McGann has long been interested in the notion that people have a relatively poor sense of smell, The Rutgers University Neuroscientist and olfaction...

The Best of 2013 // #100: Genome Changes in Days From...

Genetic evolution is usually seen as a slow process, happening over multiple generations.  A study published in June, however, indicated that some populations can...

Best of 2014 // #99: The Nose Knows

Our noses are amazing at picking out hundreds or thousands of different scents every day: our morning cup of coffee, bad eggs, rose petals,...

Best of 2015 // #95: Running with Raptors

While Chris Pratt was running around and motorbiking a Jurassic World with suped-up Velociraptors, real-life palaeontologists were analyzing some unique fossilized tracks made by...

Best of 2017 // #95: Is Dust Making You Fat?

It appears dust bunnies might be more than just a nuisance to your nose.  Researchers have concluded dust may, in fact, be making you...

Best of 2018: Rising Rocks

As the Ice Melts in Antarctica, the bedrock below the ice has begun rising at a rate that is much faster than predicted. /READ MORE// Arctic...

Best of 2014 // #100: The year of the Exoplanet

Ever year, planet hunters and astronomers find ever more and more exoplanets.  The amount of worlds circling other stars has almost doubled this year,...

The Best of 2015 // #96: Under The Sea

Researchers studying the Sicilian Channel in the Mediterranean Sea made an astonishing discovery late last year.  The area, now underwater, had previously been exposed above...

Best of 2017 // #96: Man-Made Minerals For a New Epoch

There are around 5,000 minerals in the world, of which 208 are unique: they're the direct result of human's activities on earth.  Without humans,...

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