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Bad Chart Thursday: Scholarly Journal Edition

This week’s bad chart comes from none other than the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Cell, in an article titled “Regulators of Gut Motility Revealed by a Gnotobiotic Model of Diet-Microbiome Interactions …

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How To Move a (Robotic) Arm with Only Your Brain

The merging of brains with computers and machines is a common trope in science fiction, and any time I read an article with a headline about mind-reading computers it hits …

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The Science of Star Wars: The Orbital Mechanics of Starkiller Base

Is it too late to write a post about The Force Awakens? Did I miss the zeitgeist? What if I offered you some science? It’s not too late to write …

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Gravitational Waves Detected from 1.3 Billion Light Years Away (and the Earth is Still Round)

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: After months of waiting, scientists have confirmed that all the rumors really are true: Kanye has released a new album. Also, …

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Expensive-Ass Toilet Paper is Full of Shit

Everyone uses toilet paper, but how many people get to say that they use outrageously overpriced toilet tissues, as part of a three-step butt care process? This year’s celebrities at the Oscars. …

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Why the CDC’s Advice for Some Women not to Drink Isn’t So Bad

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The CDC has just recommended that women who are sexually active but not using birth control should stop drinking all alcohol. …

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No, Women Do Not Guard Their Men From Sexy Ovulating Werewolf Hussies

This month researchers* from Arizona State University, University of Iowa, and Pennsylvania State University came out with a study entitled “Women Selectively Guard Their (Desirable) Mates From Ovulating Women,” (apologies …

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Fear (The Good Bits)

Margee Kerr’s book “Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear” is less a book about how fear works – the so-titled “science of fear” – and more about why …

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