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Scientists, Inspired By Skin, Find A New Way To Encrypt Messages

This is certainly a much better idea than a message that self-destructs after you read it (we’re looking at you, Inspector Gadget).


How Two Plants Combine To Form The Powerful Drug Ayahuasca 

Ayahuasca has been used in shaman and healing rituals for centuries, specifically in areas near the Amazon river basin, but it’s seeing a surge in popularity among “tourists” that travel to South America to seek its hallucinatory effects.


Park Denies Allegations That It Starved Walrus After Video Appears Online

If you haven’t been to SeaWorld in the US, then you probably haven’t heard of Marineland, which is a controversial amusement park in Niagara Falls, Canada that has been the subject of accusations of unfair animal treatment.


Invasive Species Known To Be Resistant To Pesticides Spotted Outside In US

The whitefly is kind of cute looking as far as invasive pests go, but they have recently been expanding their reach and are presenting a new threat to landscapers, gardeners and farmers in the United States.


Trump's Border Wall Would Destroy Habitats Of Endangered Species

There are a number of reasons why Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the US-Mexican border is kind of dumb, primarily being that nobody wants to fund such a crazy expensive operation. However, scientists have presented another reason why the border wall plan would be terrible, and it’s not just for the people who may or may not have to pay for it if Trump gets elected.


The Weirdest Dolphin On Earth Has A New Relative

In the murky waters of the Ganges and Indus rivers, a few thousand blind dolphins swim on their sides, snapping at prey with long, exaggerated beaks and using echolocation to navigate. Because of pollution and habitat destruction, the South Asian river dolphin is on its way to extinction — but a newly-discovered relative may strengthen the case for conserving it.


Eerie Time-Lapse Footage Shows Exactly How Australia's Coral Self-Destructs

Earlier this year, record warm ocean waters triggered a massive coral die off in the Great Barrier Reef, prompting a flurry of scientific research into the underlying cause. Now, for the first time, biologists have captured the process of coral bleaching as it happens, showing us how corals kill themselves in gory scientific detail.


10 Fad Diets, Debunked

What should you cut out of your diet to be more healthy? Everything. According to the most popular diet books on the market, there’s barely a food on Earth that’s safe to eat. But what is the actual benefit of these diets? Here’s what science has to say.


US Monuments Are Being Covered In Living Slime And Officials Aren't Sure Why

The National Parks Service is facing a new threat, and it’s not a wild horde of honey badgers. It’s living slime.


Science Could Eventually Allow Us To Live Forever

While much of the mainstream media will try to discredit the seemingly outlandish idea of radical life extension, I’m not one of them. Death is awful, and we need to get rid of it sooner rather than later. We also need to lose this idea that not wanting to die is somehow crazy or deviant. Not wanting to die is actually one of the most rational beliefs a person can have.


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