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Scientists Discover A Caterpillar That Eats And Breaks Down Plastic

Just like the scientific discoveries of teflon, the pacemaker, and the microwave, the discovery of a caterpillar that eats plastic was accidental. Biologist Federica Bertocchini was tending to her beehives and used a polyethylene shopping bag to keep out pests like the wax worm, which is also known as the larvae of the moth Galleria

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Female Dragonflies Fake Sudden Death To Avoid Male Advances

Female dragonflies use an extreme tactic to get rid of unwanted suitors: they drop out the sky and then pretend to be dead. Rassim Khelifa from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, witnessed the behaviour for the first time in the moorland hawker dragonfly (Aeshna juncea). While collecting their larvae in the Swiss Alps, he watched

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I Prove That A Phone Is Enough For Taking Eye-Catching Pictures

I enjoy capturing moments that tell a story – a story full of emotion. And yes, only using my smartphone. After receiving such positive comments on my photos, I decided to put my heavy camera aside and stick with my lightweight smartphone. I try not to over edit my pictures and that is why I

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How Donald Trump Shifted Kids Cancer Charity Money Into His Business

LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES, sponsored Cadillacs, Ferraris and Maseratis descend on the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, in September for the Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational. Year after year, the formula is consistent: 18 holes of perfectly trimmed fairways with a dose of Trumpian tackiness, including Hooters waitresses and cigar spreads, followed by a

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Grandmother Gets Life For ‘Evil’ Torture Killing Of 8 Years Old Girl

A Chicago grandmother was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in what a judge described as the “exceptionally brutal” death of her 8-year-old granddaughter. Helen Ford was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 torture and beating death of Gizzell Ford. Cook County Circuit Judge Evelyn Clay, who convicted Ford in March, handed down

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Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button – Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more. #1 There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is why, to quote

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