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African Explorers 4,000 Years Ago May Have Been The First To Cross The Straight Of Gibraltar

For those unfamiliar, the Strait of Gibraltar is the natural border between Spain and Africa. Scientists are asking the question of when it was crossed for the first time, and interestingly, the answer could be from a study done by a team from the University of Ferrara. The results of their study suggest that it […]

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Where Did Racism Come From? New Study May Have The Answer

Today it may feel like racism is a bigger issue than ever, and more and more people are suffering from prejudice. But when did racism actually start, and what are its roots? A new study is aiming to answer this question. The head author of the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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Is Stress The Result Of The ‘Lump In Your Throat’ Feeling?

Many of us are familiar with the feeling of having a frog in your throat when you start talking. Now, an interesting new study from the University of Missouri says that the reason behind this could be stress, which prevents us from speaking clearly or really being able to control our voice. The study presents […]

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What Did Roman Gladiators Eat?

It was not an easy life for Roman gladiators who were condemned to fight. But what did they live off? A study from the University of Vienna has looked into this and found that fighters would drink a drink containing plant ashes, similar to what Pliny the Elder (a famous Roman author) had described. In […]

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How Did Vikings Look Up To Their Gods?

A study from the University of Uppsala is asking an interesting question: what did the ancient Vikings actually think of their gods? Did they look to them for moral guidance, and ask them to correct injustice? For a long time, it has generally been accepted that religions will believe in one omnipotent god that will […]

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Studies Show That The Fashion Industry Has A Huge Impact On The Environment – But There Is Still Hope

Nowadays the fashion industry is booming, and more and more people seem to be trying harder to keep up with the latest fashion and continue to buy the latest clothes. But that comes at a cost: new research shows that the fashion industry is, astonishingly, the second most polluting global industry on the planet. According […]

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Science Answers: What Is Pansexuality?

First off, what is pansexuality? It is a concept that goes back as far as the time of Freud, and there have been a number of studies on it. It may be loosely defined as someone who is sexually attracted to a person regardless of the sex of that person, as defined by sociologist Emily […]

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