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Apple and treeWhat a weird place this planet is. But especially southern Illinois, according to this map of gravity anomalies across three Midwestern states. Gravity is what made the apple fall from a certain tree (in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire), causing Newton to wonder why it fell down straight. But the law of u...1
A team of researchers from the University of Delaware has created a new biocompatible polymer coating that could help devices better fuse with the brain.A team of researchers from the University of Delaware has created a new biocompatible polymer coating that could help devices better fuse with the brain.
How to have a constructive conversation with vaccine skepticsNavigating the tricky terrain of vaccines is difficult. Thankfully, Berman's excellent book offers hope. Twenty-two concise chapters pack a lot of punch: the history of both vaccines and the anti-vax movement; dangerous ploys by grifters; the science of vaccines; and a chapter on vaccine ingredients...
Oldest drinking establishmentWhat's the difference between a European and an American? Well, there are many, but here's a good one: for a European, 100 miles is far; for an American, 100 years is old. It's a cliché with some truth to it. In Europe's political and cultural mosaic, 100 miles may put you in a different country, am...1