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Forget nuclear weapons, biological warfare, and the slew of other ways humanity could cause its own destruction for a moment. If you take into account only naturally occurring phenomena — supervolcanic eruptions, asteroid impacts, and the like — researchers from the University of Oxford recently determined that the probability of our entire species going extinct
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Something strange is happening in America. Research shows fewer Americans are identifying with organised religion, but in pockets of the country, a seeming explosion in new-found faith borders on the miraculous.   Take Vermont, for example. After 2016, the number of families professing deep religious convictions spiked suddenly by over seven times, a new study
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Have you ever sat down to complete your morning crossword or Sudoku and wondered about what’s happening in your brain? Somewhere in the activity of the billions of neurons in your brain lies the code that lets you remember a key word, or apply the logic required to complete the puzzle.   Given the brain’s
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The scientific community is in danger of overstepping (or may have already breached) its ethical responsibilities in a rush to study and understand the mysteries of the brain via experimentation with artificially grown substitutes, researchers warn.   Mini-brains, also known as organoids, have in recent years become a hugely important resource in neuroscience and related
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Psychologists have identified an important trait that could be shared by truly humble people – something called ‘hypo-egoic nonentitlement’. That simply means that you don’t believe your positive qualities and life achievements entitle you to any kind of special treatment from others.   That’s slightly different to having a tendency to downplay your strengths and your
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Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, described the horror of the authoritarian regime of Gilead. In this theocracy, self-preservation was the best people could hope for, being powerless to kick against the system.   But her sequel, The Testaments, raises the possibility that individuals, with suitable luck, bravery and cleverness, can fight back. But can
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Unlike some creatures, humans can’t regenerate their limbs – but a new study suggests we do have a hidden ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage in the body, a finding which could help treatment for joint injuries and even arthritis.   Using mass spectrometry techniques on 18 specimens, researchers were able to identify a mechanism by
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When ancient burials are discovered in the sands of Egypt, the stories we hear are usually similar. High-ranking officials and nobles buried with rich grave goods, elaborate coffins, and often cartouches naming the deceased, so we know who they were. But a recent discovery paints a rather different picture.   Archaeologists have found dozens of 2,000-year-old