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Are addictions a byproduct of evolution, or do they serve a purpose? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Franklin Veaux, entrepreneur, on Quora: Addictions are a byproduct of chemical warfare. Plants evolved chemicals like caffeine, opioids, nicotine,
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BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers – the sea floor – to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones. FILE PHOTO: A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor
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For centuries, humans have endeavoured to discover and describe the sum of Earth’s biological diversity. Scientists and naturalists have catalogued species from all continents and oceans, from the depths of Earth’s crust to the highest mountains, and from the most remote jungles to our most populated cities. This grand effort sheds light on the forms
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It’s been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen. And it’s already been switched on. China’s “Social Credit System” – which is expected to be fully operational by 2020 – doesn’t just monitor the nation’s almost 1.4 billion citizens. It’s also designed
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Mosquito control is key to limit the spread of the potentially deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV). Here Sarah MacGregor (C), owner of Dragon Mosquito Control, speaks to employee Andrea Frey while fellow employee Devin Hanington looks on, while spraying a swamp for mosquitoes. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) Its acronym is appropriately EEE. Because, “eeeee”,
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As of this writing, flood waters continue to rise in many areas of North Carolina and points north and east due to the tremendous rainfall brought by (former) Hurricane Florence. Both North and South Carolina set records for the greatest precipitation associated with tropical systems. As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolina coast, forecasts called for
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What do most people misunderstand about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Paul Mainwood, Doctorate in Philosophy of Physics, on Quora: Most people get the logic of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity entirely backwards.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Astronomers announced the discovery of an exoplanet with 8.47 times Earth’s mass and twice Earth’s radius in the 40 Eridiani star system, distant 17 light-years from our Sun. In the Star Trek universe, the Eridiani constellation is mentioned as the star system where the planet Vulcan
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