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Look around today, February 22nd 2020

Today’s Fascination: Almost no people …”once in our history, the world-wide population of human beings skidded so sharply we were down to roughly a thousand reproductive adults. One study says we hit as low as 40. Forty? Come on, that can’t be right. Well, the technical term is 40 “breeding pairs” (children not included). More […]

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Look around today, February 21st 2020

Today’s Fascination: Tripping Vikings “Karsten Fatur from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, challenges traditional assumptions that the trance was induced by self-provoked hysteria, epilepsy, mental illness, large quantities of alcohol or—as most widely believed—a species of toadstool with hallucinogenic properties.” News Bits: Health Realities “be healthy, people are led to believe, they must consume a […]

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Look around today, February 20th 2020

Today’s Fascination: Irish Ghost Ship “After more than a year adrift at sea, a ghost ship has washed ashore in Ireland thanks to the power of Storm Dennis. The Alta cargo vessel, originally from Tanzania, had floated for thousands of miles since its small ten-man crew was rescued by the US Coast Guard back in […]

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Look around today, February 19th 2020

Today’s Fascination: They’re everywhere fantasy “Stargazing scientists have recently begun to focus on the prospect of encountering intelligent extraterrestrials, and the more they think about it the more they realize the first meeting probably won’t be with little green men in flying saucers.”   News Bits: Chrome Infector “A researcher discovered that hundreds of extensions […]

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Look around today, February 18th 2020

Today’s Fascination: A Cancer Killer “A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment.” News Bits: Orphaned Pluto “Pluto was a planet in good standing for seventy-six years when in 2006, out of the blue, […]

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Look around today, February 17th 2020

Today’s Fascination: Planet Formation “Nothing you encounter is truly “pristine.” Nearly every atom on our planet has been processed in some way, either by humans, the Sun, Earth’s core, or other influences. But on New Year’s Day 2019, the New Horizons mission flew past one of the most pristine objects in the solar system: Arrokoth, […]

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Look around today, February 15th 2020

Today’s Fascination: Dino Cancer “Archaeologists have found an excruciating form of cancer has survived more than 60 million years, haunting the dinosaurs and humans today alike.”     News Bits: Irrational Political Hatred Why does politics motivate some to violence? It is inexcusable. “Political violence ought to be something that all Americans condemn as unnecessary, […]

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Look around today, February 14th 2020

Today’s Fascination: White House Weird Facts Weird facts; “provided by the White House Historical Association, a private nonprofit educational organization founded by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961 with a mission “to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion.”” News Bits: New Laser Weapon “An Israeli drone defense system fit for “Star […]

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Look around today, February 13th 2020

Today’s Fascination: 3D Turtle Sex “I am a turtle voyeur. I record the private lives of turtles with hidden cameras and have gone as far as posting online some of the zesty bits. This peculiar penchant is part of my work as a chelonian behavioural ecologist.” News Bits: Peer to Peer Car Rental Crimes “People […]

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Look around today, February 12th 2020

Today’s Fascination: Friendship Science “New research shows how crucial friendship is not only for happiness and emotional well-being, but physical health too” News Bits: Solar Probing ” A new probe built by NASA and the European Space Agency set off on a blazing hot journey to the sun on Sunday to take the first close-up […]