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Why animals eat psychoactive plants

Thousands of people were streaming in to a ten-day festival in September where they were planning — after a long burst of hard work — to find some …

Kayak Among White-Tipped Reef Sharks in the Galápagos

This biodiverse archipelago is a haven for evolutionary science—and adventurous travelers.<p>“I made my first trip to the Galápagos in 1966 when I was 16,” says Lindblad Expedition’s president, Sven-Olof Lindblad, whose late father, Lars, pioneered outfitted expeditions to remote destinations. The …

Bitcoin is Good Money

If you acknowledge that money is simply a language to communicate value, you quickly realise that bitcoin stacks up well, argues Nick Tomaino.<p><b>SAN</b> …

Valentine’s Day gift guide: ‘Star Wars,’ Marvel, ‘Doctor Who’ and more | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Click through the gallery for a look at our picks for the 2015 Hero Complex Valentine's Day Gift Guide.<p>"Harley Quinn Valentine's Day Special" No. 1, $4.99. With creative team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti at the helm, Harley Quinn has moved to Coney Island and joined a roller derby team. Now, …

Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

When Barbara Marder was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had part of her right lung removed, went through a round of chemotherapy and tried to move on with her life.<p>"I had hoped that everything was fine — that I would not create difficulty for my children, that I would get to see my …

This tiny wearable robot can zip your jacket for you

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How far is Betelgeuse?

Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.<p>Not long …

Universe

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

<b>Scientists say they have gained new insight into what lies at the very centre of the Earth.</b><p>Research from China and the US suggests that the innermost core of our planet has another, distinct region at its centre.<p>The team believes that the structure of the iron crystals there is different from those …