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This Newly Found Electric Eel Was a Shock For Scientists

For years, scientists knew little about the elusive and dangerous electric eels. Finding a home in the Amazon, these eels have been known as one species. But recently, scientists discovered they are not one, but three distinct species. In addition, a newly discovered species Electrophorus voltai, is shockingly powerful, with shocks measured at 860 volts, well over the previous record of 650. But why are these eels so special? And are they really "eels"? 

Scientists are shocked as they discovered the strongest electric eels yet, and whats more, it isn't one species, its three
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White Barn Owls Have An Amazing Hunting Trick That is Dazzling Prey and Scientists Alike

It isn't easy being green, or white in this case... Or is it? Scientists have struggled for years to understand the snowy plumage of Barn Owls they would see in the wild, compared to others that were various shades of red. Even more interesting, though they are nocturnal hunters, there are many more white-colored barn owls than red, pointing to an advantage of some sort. But how could a bright white creature on the backdrop of night have a natural advantage, it just seemed completely backwards. Recent research finally answered the question ornithologists (bird nerds) have been chomping at the bit to answer.

White Barn Owls Have a Fascinating Way To Startle Prey Using the Light of the Moon
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You Can Prevent Seagulls From Stealing Your Food Simply By Staring At Them

At the beach and on the boardwalk, seagulls have a bad reputation for swooping down on unsuspecting people to steal their food. But scientists recently discovered there's a simple solution for deterring these avian thieves: Stare at them. Via: Live Science

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Time to Get Back to Nature - Scientists Find How Much Nature You Need Per Day to Reduce Stress

So you've become a slave to the daily grind. Just a cubicle a monitor and whatever daily task you've been given. All you can think about is a breath of fresh air, and getting out of that stuffy environment. Well it looks like your instincts are more than boredom based and a desire to change, it looks like you NEED that in order to maintain healthy stress levels.

Scientists have found how much time you need to spend outside every day to keep stress molecules as low as possible
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New Study Confirms: "Puppy Eyes" Are a Result Of Evolution Aimed At Melting Human's Heart

A study published by science journal PNAS News makes the case that domesticated dogs have developed facial muscles over time to better communicate with humans and it makes perfect sense to us: dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human's heart.

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Clueless Anti-Vaxxer Proves His Own Cluelessness with Sick Burn

Anti-Vaxxers have developed quite a reputation in the past few months for being responsible for the spread of preventable diseases like measles. You've probably heard about them.

 As for this interaction, yeah it's a childish joke but you've gotta live under a rock to fall for it. And this dude did. Hook, line and sinker.

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People On Twitter Are Debating Wheather Or Not "Netflix And Chill" Is Actually a Mood Killer

Is Netflix partly to blame for a decline in sex? A Wall Street Journal story by Shalini Ramachandran examines how "Netflix and Chill" is more like "Netflix and Zzzzz" for a lot of couples.

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Research Proves That Early Exposure To Cat Urine Makes Mice Less Likely To Escape From Cats

Apparently, there is one way to prevent mice from backing down in the face of a dangerous cat. According to new research presented at this year's Society for Experimental Biology meeting in Prague, if a baby mouse is exposed to the L-Felinine compound found in cat urine, they are less likely to run from cats when they're older. 

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Here Are The Top 10 US Cities for Dog Parks

Dog parks are gaining popularity in city park systems across the country. In 2019, The TPL counted 810 of them in the nation's 100 largest cities—an increase of 37 parks since this time last year. Read 2019 Dog Parks report to find out which cities are leading the pack when it comes to building dog-friendly parks. Via: TPL

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17 Dank Science Memes For The Nerds And Squares

College students, researchers and science geeks galore, we've got some dank science memes meant just for you! Whether it's biology, chemistry or physics that tickles your fancy, this gallery will likely have something you can laugh at that non-nerds just won't understand in the same way. We hope you enjoy!

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A New Research Finds That Dogs' Personalities Can Change To Be Like Their Owners

Dogs apparently do become like their owners — and now there's research to prove it. A new study by psychologists at Michigan State University (MSU) found that dog personalities change over time and their owners play a part. Via: Fox News



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Alarmingly Informative Twitter Thread Breaks Down How Much Facebook And Google Know About You

This informative twitter thread seeks to shed light on how much information, concerning you, is being regularly, aggressively compiled. The results might surprise you, or you're someone who's accepted the state of things as they are, and you couldn't care less about what Google or Facebook has on you. It's a strange time to be alive, as technology continues to evolve faster than we could've ever fever dreamed up. This era requires dogged mindfulness, and research, if you want to ensure you know exactly what using a browser or signing up for a "free" social media service, entails. A whole lot more going on behind the curtain than we realize...

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"The Secret Language Of Cats" Is a Must Read Book For Anyone Who Wants To Understand His Cat Better

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats. Susanne Schötz is a professor at Lund University in Sweden and in her new book "The Secret Language of Cats" Schötz offers a crash course in the phonetic study of cat sounds. A definite 'must read' if you want a better understanding of your cat. Via: The Purrington Post

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New Research Confirms: Petting a Dog Is Like a Drug For Our Brain

It turns out that petting a dog impacts your brain in a pretty amazing way which can explain why so many people find it a calming experience and it's just one more way that dogs make our lives better. Via: Iheartdogs

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Tumblr User Writes Compelling Theory On Why Violet Should've Won Willy Wonka's Factory

Finally, a Charlie and The Chocolate Factory theory that isn't about how Grandpa Joe is guilty of disability fraud. With all the weird amount of attention this story gets on the internet, this kind of theory still makes a decent amount of sense.

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