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Scientists are about to revolutionize beer

December 26th, 2019

When it comes to crucial fields of scientific study, focusing on making beer more enjoyable probably isn’t the most important thing in the world. Of course, that didn’t stop researchers from the University of Manchester from diving deep into the foamy end of the beer pool, and a new paper reveals that we’re now closer …

lego freezing

Scientists just froze LEGO pieces to a record-breaking low temperature

December 23rd, 2019

Winter is officially here, and the biggest gift-giving day of the year is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but that sounds to me like the perfect combination for some really, really chilly LEGO blocks. A team of scientists from Lancaster University obviously felt the same way, and they just achieved something …

dog behavior

Your kinship with dogs might be carved into your DNA

December 5th, 2019

You don’t have to be a “dog person” to recognize that some people seem to have more of a connection with man’s best friend than others. For some, understanding a dog’s emotions seems to come naturally, even if they don’t have a pup of their own. A new study attempts to reveal why that is, …

rats in cars

Scientists let rats drive tiny cars, and they loved it

October 24th, 2019

The vast majority of scientific studies are high-level examinations of the mechanics that drive our reality. They often involve massive collections of data that the average person couldn’t even begin to parse, and a lot of times that makes them excruciatingly boring to read about. A new paper published by the University of Richmond in …

red meat and health

Red meat is bad for you. Or maybe it’s not.

October 3rd, 2019

You’d think that maybe, in the year 2019 (almost 2020), with all of the data nutritionists and health experts have gathered over the past few decades, that we might know if one of the most popular foods on the planet is bad for us. You’d think that, but you’d be wrong. For many years, studies …