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Do Partridges Really Live in Pear Trees?

Here's the truth behind the turtle doves, French hens, and other birds in the famous song "The Twelve Days of Christmas."<p>The lucky recipient in the classic Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" got 23 birds over the course of the holiday season.<p>Hopefully they didn’t live in a studio …

How humans might outlive Earth, the sun...and even the universe

It all starts with a little planet-hopping!<p>Nuclear war. Runaway climate change. A global pandemic. Today our world faces all manner of existential threats. But scary possibilities like these are nothing compared to what astronomers say lies in store for Earth. Our planet’s ultimate destiny is to be …

Universe

30 Captions For Your Pup Playing In The Snow That Are Paws-itively Heartwarming

Dogs are just a blessing. There's no way around that sentence; it's nothing short of pure fact. From their cute little noses to the unconditional …

Arctic Refuge Has Lots of Wildlife—Oil, Maybe Not So Much

After four decades of debate, Congress looks set to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling.<p>There are few places left on the planet that remain unscathed by the heavy footprint of humanity. The 19.6-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in the northeast corner of …

22 of the best science books to read this World Book Day

We love books and we get so many of them through our door it's always difficult to pick out the best read, but that we have done - here's our pick of …

12 Houseplants That Have the Power to Heal

By Reynard Loki<p>A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-long 2016 study …

Smoking During Pregnancy Is Now Linked to The Most Common Childhood Physical Disability

Yet another reason to quit.<p>Smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the health of the mother, it can also cause irreversible injury to the …

Here's What You Need to Know About That Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe

Russia has confirmed it's real.<p>After weeks of silence and denials, Russia has confirmed that it too has detected evidence of a mysterious radiation …

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Partner In Bed, Depending On Their Zodiac Sign

If you want to seduce an Aquarius, their biggest turn-ons are fur coats, beds with canopies, outer space, and Scary Spice. But what are certain …

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

10 Romantic Texts To Send Your Partner When You Just Want To Say "I Love You"

You don't have to be a poet laureate to come up with romantic texts to send your partner, but finding the right words to properly appreciate them can …

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

Using Quantum Physics to "Prove" God's Existence

The observer effect in quantum mechanics indicates that the quantum wavefunction collapses when an observation is made by an observer. It is a …

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Psychology

Cattle could hold the key to defeating HIV virus

Cattle have a "mind blowing" ability to combat the HIV virus, American researchers have found.<p>Scientists believe that a cow's complex digestive system has enabled them to develop a sophisticated immune system.<p>Up until now the constant mutation of the HIV virus has made it difficult for a patient's …

Meet 'Forest', a Golden Retriever puppy from Scotland who was born green

Welcome to the world, Forest! 💚<p>It may not be easy being green, but it is easy being cute if you're this unique newborn pup.<p>According to <i>People</i>, a …

Puppies

A Mysterious Underwater Forest Warns of Earth's Rapidly Changing Climate

"Like entering a fairy world."<p>The discovery began with a rumour about a fishing "honey hole" somewhere off the Alabama coast where the red snapper …

'Forest Bathing': How steeping yourself in nature could help with stress

Forest bathing is a new health activity where instead of actively participating in nature, such as hiking or swimming, the person immerses herself in …

Getting to the bottom of the Higgs boson

As the Large Hadron Collider at CERN continues probing the high-energy frontier of physics, a new feature of its greatest discovery so far has come into view<p>In high-energy particle collisions we study the smallest known constituents of matter. According to our best knowledge of physics, these …

Physics

One specific food may have given us our big fancy human brains

Science tells us that humans evolved from primate ancestors, and that despite the fact that apes still exist, we’re actually just a different branch …

This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves & Axions to Find New Physics

We haven't seen physicists this excited for a while.<p>Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

‘Two-Headed Snake’ Shocks Homeowner

The unusual creature with an eerie blinking “eye” showcases the incredible power of animal mimicry.<p>Walking in her yard in Santa Fe, Argentina, one recent morning, Luján Eroles found what appeared to be a two-headed snake. At about four inches long, the creature greatly resembled a viper with a head …