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Now that’s interdisciplinarity! Ancient Norse sagas and satellite imaging have led to the discovery of a potential second Viking settlement in Newfoundland.

NPR has the secrets of the elusive doubly fry.

In a recent discovery of parallel evolution, blind waterfall-climbing cave fish in Thailand can walk the way vertebrates on land do.

For some reason, Microsoft thought it would be a good idea to build an AI that could talk like a millennial on Twitter. Sophisticated chatbot Tai emulated humans on social media so well that she was making racist tirades within a day.

In a new addition to the plant behaviour debate, there’s evidence that plants remember (or forget, depending on your interpretation) experiences that aren’t harmful.

The Tribeca film festival is no longer screening discredited physician Andrew Wakefield’s anti-vaccination film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.

Thanks to what happens when you multiply fractions, only 2.7% of American adults have the 4 behaviours that constitute the basics of a healthy lifestyle.

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