Can Dogs Smell Emotion?
Dogs’ noses are wondrous things. Their acute sense of smell enables them to be trained to detect bombs and drugs, and find earthquake survivors. But it also makes them fine-tuned to human emotions, strengthening the bond between dog and owner and h...
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Save the Oyster, Drop a Toilet
Toilets: Is there anything they can’t do?
New York Harbor doesn't exactly have the reputation of being the cleanest body of water in the world. It borders the overpopulated, smoggy, Big Apple, and for decades has been besieged by pollutants and po...
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The Sky is Dark, But Everything's Fine! Solar Eclipse Facts
A total solar eclipse, already titled the Great American Eclipse, will be visible in the sky on August 21, 2017. Or rather, nothing else will be visible because it's going to block out the sun.
There are actually different categories of solar ecl...
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Notable Dads of the Animal Kingdom
Humans aren't the only creatures with fathers, of course—we're just the only ones with an official Father’s Day where we buy them gifts to thank them. Here are some other proud poppas from the realm of the animals.
It’s one of those ...
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Ask Uncle John Anything: Parroting an Answer
Uncle John knows pretty much everything—and if he doesn’t, he heads his massive research library, or puts one of his many associates on the case. So go ahead: In the comments below, ask Uncle John anything. (And if we answer your question sometim...
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