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Can We Smell With Our Hearts?

"Ugh, tuna again?" say your blood cells.<p>In the back of your nasal cavity, you have special sensory cells that grab onto the various airborne compounds that constitute "a smell." They interpret those chemicals, shoot the result over to your brain, and you get the sense of smelling something. But …

Scientists Discover Evidence Of Dark Lightning

Thunderstorms may emit invisible dark lightning alongside ordinary lightning.<p>Though its name sounds better suited to fantasy or sci-fi, researchers have recently gathered evidence that something called dark lightning exists, the Washington Post reported.<p>Like any evil twin, dark lightning appears to …

Why you better not cry in space

Is there anything Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield <i>can't</i> do? He's the commander of the International Space Station, a guitar-strumming space troubadour, a prolific orbital photographer and a frequent commentator about life in space. Hadfield seems to do it all, but apparently there's at least one …

‘Plasma’ zaps bacteria in bagged veggies

<b>PURDUE (US) —</b> Exposing packaged liquids and fresh produce to an electrical field for just minutes might eliminate all traces of food borne …

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Four colossal Sun flares in 48 hours

<b>The Sun has unleashed four colossal bursts of radiation in 48 hours.</b><p>On Tuesday, it released the biggest solar flare of 2013 so far, an intense burst associated with a huge eruption of particles.<p>When these eruptions reach Earth, they can interfere with satellites and communications systems on the …

Race Is Not Biology

How unthinking racial essentialism finds its way into scientific research<p>aspidoscelis / flickr<p>During the past two weeks, much outrage has arisen over former Heritage Foundation staffer Jason Richwine's Harvard doctoral dissertation, which speculated that IQ differences between "Hispanic" and …