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01-25-2022
Peruvian empire kept control with beer and hallucinogens
In the modern age, leadership is generally earned through respect and democracy, but this was not always the case. In fact, a new research study has concluded that the Peruvian Wari Empire used hallucinogenic seeds and beer to help cement leadership relationships with citizens over 1,000 years ago. Researchers from Dickinson College in Carlisle, the University of Rochester in New York, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada discovered that during communal feasts, leaders of the Wari Empire in Quilcapampa would add hallucinogenic seeds to a beer-like...
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01-19-2022
Retinal health is a good predictor of mortality
A new longitudinal study published in the British Journal of...
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01-19-2022
Coffee stimulates digestion and protects against disease
According to a new scientific review supported by the Institute...
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01-18-2022
Microplastics linger in riverbeds for years
Plastic waste is causing serious problems when it comes to...
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01-18-2022
Locusts have a surprisingly simple way of sensing smells
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the...
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01-18-2022
Natural environments play an overlooked role in public health
The health benefits associated with exposure to nature are remarkable....
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01-18-2022
New statistical tool could improve killer whale conservation
Observing animal behavior and ecology in the wild is the...
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01-18-2022
Healthy diets linked to education and food access
Scientists estimate that 19 million people in the United States...
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01-18-2022
Giant pandas’ gut bacteria turn nutrient-poor food into fat
Mammals in general are not able to digest cellulose, the...
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01-18-2022
Owl wings inspire noise reduction in wind turbines and aircraft
The turning blades on wind turbines and drones make a...
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01-18-2022
The song of the East African sunbird may be a million years old
Many birds learn their songs in the same way that...
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01-18-2022
Safe planetary boundary for pollutants has been exceeded
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science &...
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01-17-2022
Lowland tapirs in the Atlantic Forest are at risk of extinction
The Atlantic Forest of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay is quite...
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