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Vous reprendrez bien un peu de quinoa ?

Ça a beaucoup jasé sur le quinoa de Méluch’, dernièrement. Pour celles et ceux qui n’ont pas suivi, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, dans une interview à Gala, a déclaré tout le bien qu’il pensait de la chénopodiacée en...

Air Cancer

A new study from MIT suggests that in the US, 53,000 people a year die prematurely because of automobile pollution, compared to 34,000 people a year who die in traffic accidents. — More Americans die...

L’intelligence sous-estimée des animaux

Take the question of whether we are the only species to care about the well-being of others. It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against...

Neanderthal : Picture for the inside

We three groups were all enough alike that some of our ancestors could interbreed and produce fertile offspring. But the differences in the genomes of Denisovans, Neanderthals, and modern humans are also revealing the...

Dans les pensées de nos mères. Littéralement.

Recent findings showed that during pregnancy, mothers and fetuses often exchange cells that can apparently survive in bodies for years, a phenomenon known as microchimerism. Scientists had found that in mice, fetal cells could...

ASMR : Massages for your brain

ASMR : Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs....

Bath Salts, la dangereuse insaisissable

The last four decades have seen plenty of whipped-up hysteria about various fad intoxicants of the moment. But the fear generated by bath salts seems well earned. Dr. Mark Ryan, director at the Louisiana...

La science du Gaydar

Should you trust your gaydar in everyday life? Probably not. In our experiments, average gaydar judgment accuracy was only in the 60 percent range. This demonstrates gaydar ability — which is far from judgment...

Apocalypse Zombie, phase 1

— Un cannibale abattu à Miami. — New Jersey Man Throws Intestines at Cops. — A Montauban, un homme ivre mange l’oreille d’un autre. Ça commence. Je ne regrette pas d’avoir pris le temps, avec mes...

The Boundary Effect

“I know I came in here for something, but I can’t remember what it is …” If you’ve ever said something like this, you’ve probably experienced an “event boundary.” Many, if not all, of...