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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a raft of new nuclear weapons systems at his State of the Nation address on March 1 – and one demonstrates Russia’s apparent disregard for human life.   Known as the Status 6, the underwater, high-speed nuclear-capable torpedo isn’t like other nuclear weapons. While any time an atom is split, there’s
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For 1,500 years, they lay buried among the relics of medieval Germany: the remains of women irreconcilably different to the skeletons around them, courtesy of their towering, elongated skulls.   In fact, the legacy of artificial cranial deformation across human history is so abnormal and ‘other’ it’s sometimes presented as evidence of extra-terrestrial life. A
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Researchers have matched certain personality traits that make us more to spend a lot of time on social media, suggesting that some of us are more susceptible to the lure of Facebook and Twitter than others.   Three personality traits in particular were identified: neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. Different combinations of these three traits, the
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Emotional support peacocks. Emotional support snakes. Emotional support hamsters. People have been bringing all sorts of “support animals” into public places recently, arguing the creatures should be allowed to fly on planes and come into offices or restaurants because they serve a mental-health purpose.   But what does an emotional support pet actually do, and
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Researchers have uncovered a stunning archaeological find hidden by the waves lapping the Florida coastline: a 7,000-year-old Native American burial site preserved underwater since prehistoric times.   The ancient resting place serves as a reminder the stretched Florida peninsula wasn’t always as it is today. Millennia ago in a cooler climate, Native Americans lived and