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You’ve probably encountered plenty of mythological creatures like centaurs and mermaids in books and movies. But could these strange hybrids actually exist? Although is is possible for animals from two different species to produce offspring, it doesn’t happen very often.

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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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