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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

For older adults, slow and speedy brain waves must sync up at exactly the right moment during sleep to move new memories into long-term storage, …

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.

Nature Communications

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?

If you’ve ever traveled abroad, you might have been shocked by the way other countries treat their eggs: left-out on counters and sold unrefrigerated …

Eggs