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Medicine
New Study Finds No Link Between Childhood Cat Ownership and Psychosis
Contrary to prior reports, the new study found that living with a cat before birth or in childhood did not increase adolescents’ risk of experiencing psychotic episodes.... READ ON
Space
Astronomers Find Seven "Earth-Like" Planets Orbiting a Cool Star
“It’s the first time we have seven planets in this temperate zone … that can be called terrestrial,” lead author Michaël Gillon said in a press briefing.... READ ON
Science
11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
Get to know the brilliant minds that brought you blood banks, personal computers, touch-tone telephones, and more.... READ ON
Medicine
Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression
Knowing a patient’s subtype could help their doctor choose the best treatment.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Scientists Find Genetic Evidence of Matrilineal Dynasty at Chaco Canyon 
Nine high-status people buried there during a 330-year period share identical mitochondrial DNA, which is passed from mother to child.... READ ON
Science
Jaywalking Behavior Varies by Culture, Study Confirms
An analysis of French and Japanese crosswalks found that the former are much more likely to cross against a red light.... READ ON
Medicine
An Epilepsy Drug May Have Treatment Potential for Migraines
It may be helpful for migraines with aura.... READ ON
Animals
Why Lady Mantises Eat Their Mates
Genetically speaking, getting eaten could be the best thing to ever happen to a male mantis.... READ ON
Animals
Scientists Use Facial Recognition Software to Identify Wild Lemurs
The astoundingly accurate LemurFaceID program could aid conservationists in tracking individual animals.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeologists Are Excavating a WWII Internment Camp in Hawaii
The Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp will eventually open as a national monument.... READ ON
Animals
The Fierce Rapids of the Congo River Create New Fish Species
The turbulent waters divided a group of fish so thoroughly that they evolved into separate species.... READ ON
Science
5 Extinctions That Wiped Much of Life off Planet Earth
The next time you’re feeling less than brave, remind yourself you’re already one of nature’s great success stories.... READ ON
Animals
Honeybees Go "Whoop!" When They Bump Into Each Other
They make the adorable sound with their wings when they're startled. Listen below.... READ ON
Space
NASA Announces Winners of the 'Space Poop Challenge'
Last year NASA asked for help dealing with space poop, and the public came through.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Surprising Viking Boat Burial Found in Scotland
Such ships have previously been unearthed across Scandinavia, but recently, archaeologists report the first discovery of a rich Viking boat burial on the UK mainland.... READ ON
History
15 Gripping Facts About Galileo
2. Galileo probably never dropped anything off the Tower of Pisa.... READ ON

When you crack a whip, the tip is moving faster than the speed of sound. That is why it "cracks" instead of "wooshing."

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