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What is the 'ship of Theseus' thought experiment?
By Meg Duff published
The Greek writer Plutarch proposed this question: If a ship's planks are replaced over time due to wear and tear until none of the original pieces remain, is it still the same ship?
Best zombie movies: viruses, fungi, space radiation & voodoo magic
By Fran Ruiz published
Movie Science We're shambling onto your screens to look at the best zombie movies, and the scientific (and not so scientific) inspirations behind them.
New York's first dinosaur museum was trashed before it even opened. The culprit is not who we thought.
By Sascha Pare published
The crime, which had been attributed to a rogue politician called "Boss" Tweed, was likely orchestrated by an "eccentric and destructive" man with an obsession for white paint.
Did Noah's flood really happen?
By Patrick Pester published
Noah's flood is a story much older than the Bible, and researchers are still learning about its roots.
Are some people actually tone deaf?
By Joe Phelan published
Tone deafness, a neurological disorder known as amusia, can make it hard to distinguish between musical pitches.
"The birds and the bees": Meaning and origin of the phrase
By Kim Ann Zimmermann last updated
Reference "The birds and the bees" is a story parents tell their children to deflect the question "Where do babies come from?" The phrase refers to the talk about sex.
What is the 'Hippocratic oath,' and who was Hippocrates?
By Traci Pedersen last updated
Hippocrates was a physician who lived in ancient Greece and is credited with writing a code of ethics called the Hippocratic oath.
20 of the best conspiracy theories
By Stephanie Pappas, Benjamin Radford last updated
Conspiracy theories that have taken hold range from a faked moon landing to Barack Obama's birthplace to chemtrails.
'Short-term memory illusions' can warp human recollections just seconds after events, study suggests
By Ben Turner published
A new study suggests that people can misremember events mere seconds, or even fractions of a second after they happen.
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