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Do We Have Taste Bud Regions?

Either you were taught this as a child or you saw that taste bud diagram at some point and never questioned it. You know the one, where you supposedly taste sweet things with the tip […]

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What Makes Us Cat People?

You’ve likely become acutely aware of cat people. Honestly, we’ve all probably met someone who is weirdly obsessed with cats. Maybe not to the extreme degree of some–but those people definitely exist. If you can’t […]

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What Makes a New Virus?

How Are Novel Viruses Created? Every now and then (as of today, it’s now) a virus sneaks up on us as a species and kind of… Explodes. Technically speaking it makes a pandemic. Sometimes it […]

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Why Do Dogs Pant?

Why Do Dogs Pant? If you have a pet dog, you’ve probably seen them running around in circles for… no apparent reason. It’s adorable. Anyway, after watching your furry friend run around in circles, they’re […]

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What Is a Split Brain?

Have you heard of the term split brain? At first glance, it might sound like a terrifying prospect, like you’ve got two brains inside of your skull or something. But split brain is not science […]

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What Is Mad Cow Disease?

If you’ve ever heard of mad cow disease, someone might have also told you to stop eating beef out of fear of this condition. Luckily for you, it’s actually impossible for humans to get mad […]