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The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists
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The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists

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A new study found similarities between the human brain and the cosmic network of galaxies. Paul Ratner

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29th March 1857

29th March 1857
Anniversary of the Month

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On this day in 1857, a young Indian soldier in an infantry regiment of the British East India Company decided to take a stand against his British masters. His actions kickstarted a major rebellion. Adam Węgłowski
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The New History of the Milky Way

The New History of the Milky Way

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Over the past two years, astronomers have rewritten the story of our galaxy. Charlie Wood/Quanta Magazine

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The Cabinet of Earthly Delights

The Cabinet of Earthly Delights
Wilhelm Reich’s Sexual Revolution

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With his orgone accumulator, Wilhelm Reich intended to heal the world through a sexual revolution. In reality, it was not quite as profound. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
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Grief Among Animals

Grief Among Animals
Death in the Animal Kingdom

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Both mammals and birds appear to grieve their dead and observe mourning rituals – just like humans. Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

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It’s Barberry Time!

It’s Barberry Time!
How to Harvest the Barberry Shrub

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The barberry shrub – most noticeable from its striking red berries – consists of the fruit, bark, root and leaf. Luckily, we can benefit from all of it. Dominika Bok
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What Is Dying All About?

What Is Dying All About?
An Interview with Marcin Kula

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Social historian Marcin Kula talks about burial traditions, the moral dilemmas surrounding the extension of life, and ‘shaking the coconut trees’. Aleksandra Pezda

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In Search of the Perfect Snowflake

In Search of the Perfect Snowflake
An Interview with Kenneth G. Libbrecht

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Kenneth G. Libbrecht talks about why he became interested in snow, the physics behind snow crystals, and where to observe the best snowflakes. Katarzyna Rodacka
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Delighted Man
Mind the climate

Delighted Man
The Metaphysics of Nature Conservation

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Nature conservation is not simply a matter of being conscious about the environment – it also raises metaphysical questions. Michał Książek

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The Voice of The Heart

The Voice of The Heart
A Remarkable Organ

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The heart does more than just pump blood – this remarkable organ also affects our thinking, feelings, perception and identity. Łukasz Kaniewski
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What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic
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What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic

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The bubonic plague ravaged the world for centuries, killing up to 200 million people. Paul Ratner

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6th February 1936

6th February 1936
Anniversary of the Month

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On this day in 1936, the Olympic flame burned from up high, announcing the start of the Winter Olympics hosted by… the Third Reich. The games were a propaganda coup for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Adam Węgłowski
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'Muscular Bonding': The Strange Psychological Effects of Moving Together
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'Muscular Bonding': The Strange Psychological Effects of Moving Together

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Synchronous movement seems to help us form cohesive groups by shifting our thinking from "me" to "we." Stephen Johnson

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A Killer in Corpolis

A Killer in Corpolis
The Mystery of the Dead Cells

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A series of mysterious cell deaths in Corpolis bring Detective XY back for one last case – revealing an ingenious biological phenomenon in the process. Tomasz Sitarz
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The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees
Sex in the Natural World

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Orgies, love triangles, necrophilia – nature’s amorous repertoire is just a debauched as that of humans, and in some cases even more so. Mikołaj Golachowski

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What Will 'Psychedelic Therapy' Look Like When It's Legalized?
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What Will 'Psychedelic Therapy' Look Like When It's Legalized?

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Psychedelic therapy will become legal in Oregon in 2023. That's thanks largely to a renaissance of psychedelic research that's changing attitudes on the substances' medical potential. Stephen Johnson

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From the Stars to Our Lungs

From the Stars to Our Lungs
The Great Atomic Cycle

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Every breath we take is comprised of recycled atoms, first released by stars and then used by countless other humans and animals. Szymon Drobniak

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A Long Nap in the Freezer

A Long Nap in the Freezer
A Brief History of Cryonics

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Want to live forever? Why not try cryonics – an expensive and unproven scientific procedure with tempting results, at least for some. Łukasz Lamża
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Serotonin Plays a Key Role In Patience and Impulse Control, Research Says
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Serotonin Plays a Key Role In Patience and Impulse Control, Research Says

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There is a neurological link between serotonin levels and the brain’s ability to control impulses and patience levels. Jaimee Bell

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The Anxious Heart

The Anxious Heart
An Interview with Sandeep Jauhar

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Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar talks about how to live with a healthy heart, the importance of family doctors, and why his profession needs a new paradigm. Maria Hawranek