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Top 5 evolution misconceptions you should stop believing

Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent …

The Tardigrade Genome Has Been Sequenced, And It's Even Weirder Than We Thought

What the...<p>Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the tardigrade, AKA the water bear, for the first time. And their results suggest that this …

A Prehistoric Murder Mystery: Earth's Worst Mass Extinctions

<i>Paul Wignall is the author of "</i>The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions<i>" (Princeton University Press). He</i> …

Earth Science

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Mental Health

Scientists Have Found Fossilized Brains

Conventional wisdom says that brains don’t fossilize, but these seven fossilized brains beg to differ.<p>An arthropod called <i>Fuxianhuia protensa,</i> …

New Evidence Is Challenging What We Know About the Deadliest Mass Extinction in History

The extinction at the end of the Permian period 252 million years ago was one of the darkest chapters in the history of life. Up to 96% of all marine …

The Frightening Discovery of the Mount Owen Claw

Nearly three decades ago, a team of archaeologists were carrying out an expedition inside a large cave system on Mount Owen in New Zealand when they …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes In The U.S.

Read the full list on Greatist.<p>Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for hiking and camping in spots that don't attract millions of tourists every year. If you like the feel of going where …

Hiking

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Hiking