This strange condition makes you feel like you just burnt your mouth on hot coffee—indefinitely

Health You’ve heard of auditory and visual hallucinations, but what about oral phantoms? Phantom tastes or burning pain in the mouth are still poorly understood. Source link ...Read More More...

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By montreal On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Most Emperor penguins fast for 115 days—but a few of them sneak snacks

Animals Cheat day(s). May in Antarctica means winter, with frigid temperatures and nights that stretch out, shoving what scant daylight remains into a shrunken block ...Read More More...

By montreal On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Why winter is cold and flu season—and what you can do about it

Health Being cold doesn’t make you catch a cold, but it doesn’t help. Being chilly doesn’t literally make you catch a ...Read More More...

By montreal On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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This is what a scientist wears to keep warm in -40°F

Technology Ryan Knapp works at the Mount Washington Observatory where the wind chill can drop below -70 degrees. The brutal conditions at the summit of Mount Washington ...Read More More...

By montreal On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Why cities where it definitely snows continue to act like they’ve never seen snow

Environment Adapting to snow on the road is a long, cold process. Southern cities are increasingly forced to consider if they will invest in becoming a city where it ...Read More More...

By montreal On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Scientists just uncovered the cause of a massive epidemic using 500-year-old teeth

Science Why is it so hard to pinpoint ancient diseases? Nearly 500 years ago, in what we know call Mexico, a disease started rippling through the population.  More...

By montreal On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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I’ve dived in hundreds of underwater caves hunting for new forms of life

Science My primary focus is searching for new forms of life—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans. To study the biology and ecology of coastal, saltwater caves and the marine fauna that  More...

By montreal On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Get off the couch and under a barbell with this weightlifting starter kit

Gadgets You don’t need to be The Mountain from Game of Thrones to start moving mass. You don’t need to be The Mountain from Game of Thrones to start ...Read More More...

By montreal On Sunday, January 14th, 2018
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Remember those 'spot the difference' games? Here’s why your brain is so bad at them.

Head Trip They entertained you for entire minutes at the dentist’s office. When we view something, we notice big features and fail ...Read More More...

By montreal On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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Inside the biggest nuclear power plant tear-down in the U.S.

Energy Unbuilding an atomic giant. Unbuilding an atomic giant, from cooling it to burying it. Source link ...Read More More...