Category Archives: Nature

Drinking California Dry

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Author: Janissa Delzo

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Bottled-water drinkers, we have a problem: There's a good chance that your water comes from California, a state experiencing the third-driest year on record. The details of where and how bottling companies get their water are often quite murky, but generally speaking, bottled water falls into two categories. The first is...

The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

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Author: Ethan Siegel

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When he died on September 7, 2012, theoretical physicist Claud W. Lovelace left behind a house filled with parakeets. With no family or close companions, the eccentric Rutgers professor loved to be surrounded by his colorful fine-feathered friends and listen to classical music as he contemplated the nuances of unified...

Monkeys Living Near Fukushima Have Blood Changes

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Author: Bahar Gholipour

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Wild monkeys living in forests of Fukushima — the Japanese city that was the site of a nuclear power plant meltdown in 2011 — have lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and carry detectable levels of cesium in their bodies, researchers have found. The researchers studied blood...

Do Animals Have ESP?

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

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Veterinarian Dr. Michael Fox has encountered many stories of dogs seeming to sense from a distance that their masters are in trouble and other such experiences that seem to indicate animal clairvoyance. Dr. Fox believes that animals can tap into what he calls the “empathosphere,” where thoughts and feelings physically...