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Daily Deal - Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, 50% Off

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It's rude to ask a galaxy's age. Luckily, its shape offers a clue.

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Space Younger galaxies appear flatter than their more well-rounded elders Previous research suggested the 3-D shape of a galaxy may hold important hints about its history. Now astrophysicists find these shapes may reveal clues about the age of… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2K7efiO"

New poop sample analysis reveals interspecies monkey romance

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Animals The hybrid kids are alright. In 1994, when Kate Detwiler rode the bus to her research site in Gombe National Park, what she was going to observe wasn’t part of the mainstream scientific discourse. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2JiJy94"

Proving precognition, programming a screenwriter, and other tales from the field

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Science Scientists share their favorite stories. When one crow sees another dead on the ground, it caws an alarm. Then others—five to six on average, but in rare cases as many as 60—fly in and perch on branches,… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2Hpk1L5"

Last week in tech: A robot ate my iPhone

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Technology Apple's new recycling bot, Nike's new 3D-printed shoe, and Chrome finally shuts up auto-play videos. Be sure to download the latest edition of the Last Week in Tech podcast! via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2qNSAnR"

Scientists finally confirm that Uranus is surrounded by fart clouds

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Space But the cold would kill you before the smell did. Sometimes science simply confirms what we already know to be true. You know what I’m talking about: researchers will find evidence that losing sleep makes you cranky and… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2F9PrTJ"

Daily Deal - Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, 50% Off

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Do you make the cut? Four of history's trickiest entrance exams.

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Science Psychologists are still arguing about the best methods to spot intelligence. Since the turn of the 20th century, psychologists have tried to pin down what it means to be smart. More than 100 years later, they're still arguing about the best… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2HnYFh4"

A lake full of algae will wreck more than your summer swimming plans

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Nexus Media News Algae blooms in lakes and oceans generate pollution that harms people, pets, and the planet. Algae blooms are a serious problem for lakes, rivers, streams, and seas around the world. Farmers use fertilizer to grow crops, and fertilizer runoff empties into… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2HEJhQG"

Want to take a Mensa intelligence test? Here are four practice questions

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Science The society is open only to people who score in the 98th percentile or higher on a preapproved intelligence test. The society is open only to people who score in the 98th percentile or higher on a preapproved intelligence test. To be a Mensa member, hopefuls must demonstrate… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2HRJKfW"

Can you pass IBM's test for entry-level roles?

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Science The Information Processing Aptitude test is notoriously difficult. The online evaluation consists of half math-based word problems and half number-sequence completions. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2HnibdD"

Can you pass the U.S. Army's World War I-era intelligence test?

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Science Literate recruits took the written Alpha test, while illiterate applicants took a visual Beta. During World War I, the U.S. Army needed a system that would quickly sort recruits into their ideal roles. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2HU7gsL"

It’s not just Syria—chemical weapons still pose a global threat

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Military What you need to know about chemical weapons. Despite most of the world condemning them, chemical weapons still cause harm around the globe. But what, exactly, are chemical weapons, and who has them? via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2JiKgTH"

Homeopathic and natural remedies aren’t the same thing—and only one of them is total nonsense

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Health Therapies from nature sometimes work, but diluted dog rabies does not. Willow bark has a long and storied history, but it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that anyone bothered to isolate the active ingredient into the pills we know… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2HpTGMZ"