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Do Chimpanzees Have Culture?

To understand if Chimpanzees have display any sort of culture, it is important to understand exactly what culture means. According to a few writers from Indiana University, culture is something that is transmitted repeatedly through social or observational learning, to become a population-level characteristic. 805 more words

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Racial Inequality: A Health Point of View

Racial disparities within health are some of the most understated, and underestimated current concerns in our nation and is not getting much attention at all. The truth of the matter is that depending on how much money you make, how dark your skin-tone is, where you live, and sometimes even how you are raised, all that information ultimately determines how healthy you, and your offspring will be. 942 more words

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Cheap, Lethal Chinese Drones Are Filling Distant Skies


Chinese drones are taking flight in skies beyond China’s borders in great numbers, filling a massive void in a multibillion-dollar industry left by the U.S. 104 more words

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Pseudo-Profundity and Bullshit: On the Writing of Deepak Chopra

| by Matthew Phillips |

From the David Avocado Wolfe lovers, to those who advocate for the channeling of energy through magic stones, there is undeniably a part of our population who buy into pseudo-profound nonsense.  981 more words

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Uber can now track passengers' locations after they are dropped off even when the app is closed 


Uber can now track their passengers’ locations after they are dropped off and even when their app has been closed.

A new update to Uber’s app allows the global taxi service to collect passenger data up to five minutes after a journey has finished. 32 more words

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Bottle-nose DOLPHINS FOUND WITH RECORD HIGH LEVELS  OF MERCURY 

The findings surfaced in a study in the journal Environmental Pollution that looked at pesticides and toxins in South Florida dolphins. Dolphins are considered a sentinel species, providing valuable insight into ecosystems and public health. 51 more words

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Post-Modernism's Troubled Relationship with Science

| by Lucas Bergkamp, Ph.D. |

It might be a bit of an understatement to say that the election of Donald J. Trump has caused a lot of anxiety in the US science community.  3,772 more words

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