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    • New DNA Analysis Shows How Cats Spread around the World

    • By: Jason Daley
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    Felines spread in two waves including moving around Europe on Viking ships, according to researchers.

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    • Mission to Mariana Trench Records Dozens of Crazy Deep Sea Creatures

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    The Mariana Trench is one of the most enigmatic spots in the ocean. This crescent-shaped scar in the Earth’s crust forms where the Pacific plate collides and sinks below the Philippine plate. It runs for 1,500 miles and contains the deepest spot known in the ocean: the Challenger Deep, which hides 6.83 miles below the surface.

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    • The Paleo Diet May Need a Rewrite, Ancient Humans Feasted on a Wide Variety of Plants

    • By: Jason Daley
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    According to a press release, the site was covered by sediment from the Jordan River, which helped preserve the 9,000 bits of plant debris and seeds. Stone tools and animal bones found in the same layer of sediment as the plant debris allowed the researchers to associate the food remains with the shoreline’s prehistoric residents. The research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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    • Help Crowdsource the History of Wine

    • By: Jason Daley
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    When Prohibition ended in 1933, California’s wine region was ready for a rebound. That’s why the University of California, Davis, tasked plant physiologist Maynard Amerine with improving wine production in the region. The native Californian took the task to heart, studying the world’s great wines and grape varieties to do what he could do to up his state’s vino-culture. “He traveled around the state, he traveled to Europe, drinking wine, learning about wine," Amy Azzarito says.

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    • How Bird Poop Could Help Keep the Arctic Cool

    • By: Jason Daley
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    The fight against climate change has led to some strange discoveries: researchers recently found that feeding cows seaweed could reduce the methane content of their burps.

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    • 21st Century Cures Act Tackles Postpartum Depression

    • By: Jason Daley
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    This mental health condition inflicts up to one in seven mothers during pregnancy or after their child's birth. But only around half of those women ever get diagnosed. Proposed by representative Katherine M. Clark, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act provides $5 million per year from 2018 to 2022 for states to develop screening and treatment programs for mothers.

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    • Mars May Have Had a Ring in the Past and Could Have One in the Future

    • By: Jason Daley
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    New research published this week in the journal Nature Geosciences, suggests that one of Mars’ moons, Phobos, may be locked in a cycle where, over millions of years, it alternates between a ring of debris encircling the planet and a moon formed from that coalesced material.

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    • Researchers Travel to the Amazon to Find out If Musical Taste Is Hardwired

    • By: Jason Daley
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    It can often feel like there is something deep and universal about a collection of notes making up a chord or arranged into a beautiful melody. For some, music can crawl up the spine and evoke real shivers. Over the centuries, Western music has assumed its highly developed system of harmony and intervals was tapping into some grand truth innately recognized by all humans; after all, even Justin Bieber's music is based on mathematical ratios described by Pythagoras himself.

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    • What Cell Phone Grime Reveals about Lifestyle

    • By: Jason Daley
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    Sure, a Hello Kitty phone case says a bit about its owner. The phone's apps, texts and photos can also reveal a lot.

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    • Brewery Introduces Edible, Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings

    • By: Jason Daley
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    Environmentalists and wildlife lovers have worried about six-pack rings since the late 1970s when the plastic rings became the poster child for trashed beaches and oceans. Though the direct threat of six-pack rings may be overblown, driven by heart-wrenching images of strangled turtles and seabirds, the problems caused by plastic in the oceans is not. That’s why Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, recently developed a biodegradable, compostable alternative to the plastic rings.

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    • Climate Change Could Devastate Penguin Populations by Century's End

    • By: Jason Daley
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    Polar bears have become the poster child for climate change, but at the opposite end of the globe another beloved animal is facing a major threat from the warming climate: penguins.

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    • New Dictionary Explains 45,000 English and Irish Surnames

    • By: Jason Daley
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    The origins of some last names are pretty self-explanatory, whether it's Baker, Shepherd or even Rotten.

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    • What Have the World's Oldest Mummies Kept Under Wraps?

    • By: Jason Daley
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    Roughly 2,000 years before the Egyptians began mummifying their dead, the people belonging to the Chinchorro culture had already developed fairly sophisticated methods for embalming.

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    • Family Discovers Rare Letters by Thomas Jefferson

    • By: Jason Daley
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    It’s the ultimate spring-cleaning find: the great, great, great, great grandson of William H. Crawford, the US Ambassador to France between 1813 and 1815 and later US Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury was digging through a box of family heirlooms when he happened upon a trove of letters and documents received by his ancestor.

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    • How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminals

    • By: Jason Daley
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    A new, detailed 3D simulation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is helping prosecutors build stronger cases against these still-living Nazis.

    "How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminals" is from smithsonianmag.com, published on October 11, 2016.

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    • Wolves and Dogs Both Have a Sense of Fairness

    • By: Jason Daley
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    Give a kid a cookie and her friend a carrot—and you'll likely hear some complaining. But this concept of inequity is a trait researcher long thought unique to humans.

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    • The International Space Station Will Finally Welcome a Black Astronaut

    • By: Jason Daley
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    A NASA biography states that Epps was first tapped as an astronaut in 2009 when she was selected as part of the space agency's 20th astronaut class. Epps, who has a doctorate in aerospace engineering, served as a scientific researcher at Ford before joining the CIA as a Technical Intelligence Officer in 2002. Since joining NASA, the Syracuse, New York, native has worked to support other missions to the International Space Station.

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    • Half of Our Atoms May Come From Other Galaxies

    • By: Jason Daley
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    In the beginning, the universe was full of elements, such as hydrogen and helium. Heavier organic elements like carbon, nitrogen and oxygen were created by fusion of those lighter elements inside the cores of stars some 4.5 billion years ago. 

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    • Why Certain Songs Get Stuck in Our Heads

    • By: Jason Daley
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    Earworms wriggle their way into your brain, lingering there for hours, impossible to excise.

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    • Are You Descended From Witches? New Digital Document Could Help You Find Out

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    Genealogy has gotten pretty sophisticated in recent years. There are now massive online archives that make it easier than ever to hunt down obscure ancestors, not to mention mail-in DNA tests that can reach back centuries. But an approximately 350-year-old manuscript published online for the first time can reveal another fascinating detail about one's family history: whether any ancestors were accused of practicing witchcraft.

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