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This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

This keeps older adults from 'saving' memories during sleep - Futurity

New research examines how the aging brain prevents older adults from moving new memories into long-term storage, leading to "overnight forgetting."

Scientists Find Antarctic Microbes That Live on Air Alone

Life's resilience keeps astounding us. Unimaginable as it may seem, there's a thriving population of micro-orgnisms in the cold, dry, nutrient-poor …

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

The wildest scientific discoveries of 2017

2017 was a year of discovery: NASA started using reusable rockets, patients started treating cancer using only their own cells, and scientists discovered the Earth's lost eighth continent.<p>Here are some of the wildest, coolest, most promising science finds of the year.


Monkeys Trying to Have Sex With Deer Is a Thing Now, Says Study

Yep, it happened again.<p>At the start of this year, the world was left baffled when evidence emerged of a male snow monkey unsuccessfully getting it on …


Do you really need to refrigerate your eggs?

Photo: jarabee123/Getty Images<i>In Food Science, Dave McCowan from the University Of Chicago’s Department Of Physics answers our confounding questions</i> …

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