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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: For Halloween Consider the Chocolate Midge

A tiny fly, related to biting no-see-ums, pollinates cacao trees and enables our chocolate cravings. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Healthcare Let Neanderthals ‘Punch Above Their Weight’

By caring for the sick and injured, Neanderthals were able to expand into more dangerous environments and pursue more deadly prey. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Nice People Have Emptier Wallets

A study correlating personality traits with financial data found that agreeable people had lower savings, higher debt and higher bankruptcy rates. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Solar Eclipse Was Buzzkill for Bees

Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year’s solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Mom’s Genes Make Some Giraffes Hard to Spot

Baby giraffes inherit aspects of their mothers’ patterning—which could give them a survival advantage if good camouflage runs in the family. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Beer Fermentation Hops Along

The bittering agents called hops have enzymes that chew up starch and unleash more fermentable sugar—which can boost alcohol and CO2 in the finished brew. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Scanning Ancient Civilizations from the Skies

An aerial laser scan of more than 800 square miles of Guatemalan jungle revealed Maya buildings, canals, roads and bridges. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Antifreeze Surface Fights Ice with Ice

Patterning a surface with tiny stripes of ice prevents frost formation on the rest of the surface—a technique that could keep planes or roads frost-free. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Scale Can Measure Medicine–And Play A Scale, Too

Researchers have designed a musical instrument that can detect counterfeit drugs by the pitch of its notes. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Diverse Tree Portfolio Weathers Droughts Better

Forests with numerous tree species, and therefore a mix of water-management strategies, appear more tolerant of drought. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Sea Otters’ Powerful Paw Prey Perception

The marine mammals have extraordinarily sensitive touch—which helps them nab prey in the absence of other sensory cues. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Genetic Tweak Gave Early Humans Leg Up

A mutation in a key gene may have endowed humans with superior endurance—allowing them to compete better with other animals on the savanna. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Earlier Springs May Mean Mistimed Bird Migrations

Springtime’s arriving earlier across North America. But the degree of change isn’t the same everywhere, which could spell trouble for migratory birds. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: When Neutron Stars Collide

Astrophysicists have gotten a better glimpse at what happens to crashing neutron stars by listening in on the electromagnetic echoes of the collision. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Bonnethead Sharks Are Underwater Lawnmowers

The hammerhead relatives consume copious amounts of seagrass, and have the digestive machinery to process it—making them true omnivores. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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