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Mercury pollution from southern Canada can travel all the way to the Arctic. There, mercury can impact aquatic food webs, and all the species who depend on them—including humans.

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Scientists think that genetically engineered gut bacteria could help fight obesity.

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People can act in racist ways or make racist comments without consciously meaning to. Thankfully, your brain contains the machinery necessary to correct implicit racial biases. All it takes is a little mental effort!

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By studying lake mud, scientists can go back in time to a lake’s natural state. This helps them understand how human activity and environmental change have impacted the lake over time.

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Remember the dermal regenerators Commander Riker used on Star Trek? Just wave it over a skin wound for instant healing! Well, real-world scientists are working on similar devices that use sound waves.

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You have attitudes about nearly everything, including people, places, things, and experiences. Researchers have found that your attitudes are based on three key factors: evaluation, potency and activity (EPA).

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Don’t have a credit card? You might be able to pay with bitcoin instead. Bitcoin transactions rely on something called a blockchain system, which gives both buyers and sellers a lot of confidence.

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Kliene-Levin syndrome (KLS), also called Sleeping Beauty syndrome, can be scary. A person with KLS could be fine one day, then asleep the next. And there’s no telling when they might wake up again!

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Why is #throwbackthursday so popular? Maybe it’s because nostalgia can make you feel happier, friendlier and warmer!

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Searching for extraterrestrial life often means listening for radio waves coming from deep space. And if you’re interested, you can even help scientists sift through the data!

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