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752 Coronavirus: Japan’s mysteriously low virus death rate

Why haven't more people in Japan died from Covid-19? It is a macabre question that has spawned dozens of theories, f...
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751 Can you train yourself to like foods you hate?

Just like our taste in music, TV and culture, taste in food differs from person to person. But why does the same foo...
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750 Are human beings naturally lazy?

The current pandemic is forcing much of the world’s population to stay at home and take it easy. But we may not be w...
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749 11 Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary in Just One Day

The average American has a vocabulary in the thousands. Try these tricks to make sure yours stacks up. 1, The wor...
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748 Copy of Spanish Baroque painting botched by amateur restoration

An art collector in Spain has been left stunned by the botched restoration of a copy of a painting by Baroque artist...
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747 7 Commons Reasons for Forgetfulness That Have Nothing to Do With Alzheimer’s

It could be something totally mundane—and treatable! You open your microwave and discover a cup of coffee you reh...
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746 The rise of Japan’s ‘super solo’ culture

A decade ago, many Japanese were so embarrassed to be seen eating alone in the school or office cafeteria that they’...
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745 How Sweat Affects Your Skin Health

Sweat is a natural way to exfoliate and treat dry skin, as well as other skin conditions. This happens because swea...
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744 Racism definition: Merriam-Webster to make update after request

The American dictionary Merriam-Webster is to change its definition of the word racism after receiving an email from...
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743 How face masks affect our communication

More of us are wearing face masks to protect against the novel coronavirus. How do they alter our interactions with ...
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742 Tom Cruise, NASA, SpaceX To Shoot An Action Movie In Space

As per the latest update, it seems like Hollywood A-list celebrity Tom Cruise, SpaceX and NASA are reportedly workin...
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741 Meet Hamako Mori, The World’s Oldest Gaming YouTuber

A Japanese woman has recently managed to build an online cult following her video game skills on her YouTube channel...
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740 Why You Should Drink Milk Before Hitting The Sack

Drinking milk before bedtime has become a habit in many households. For most, they do this because they believe that...
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739 These companies plan to make working from home the new normal. As in forever.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to embrace work-from-home solutions. For some, the transition may...
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738 The science of gossip (and why everyone does it)

People feed off gossip. It's one reason why, in the 1960s, the National Enquirer swapped the gory, gruesome headline...
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737 The life-saving medicines inspired by animals

These days, many of us are more likely to think of wild animals with a source of human illness rather than cure. ...
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736 What Travel Could Look Like After Coronavirus

Many aspects of life will likely never return to normal after COVID-19, but here's how flying will be changed foreve...
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735 To Learn Faster, Neuroscientists Now Say Study Somewhere New

What can you do if you need to remember, or better yet memorize, something important? According to new research ...
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734 Why Drink Lemon Water During Coronavirus Quarantine

Keeping yourself healthy, active, and running is all the more important in the fight against the COVID-19 coronaviru...
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733 ‘We have nothing to hide’ — Why Dutch people don’t mind you peering into their homes

For many visitors to the Netherlands, one of the great discoveries when wandering through the streets of Amsterdam o...
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732 Buddhist Diet: How It Works and What to Eat

Like many religions, Buddhism has dietary restrictions and food traditions. Buddhists — those who practice Buddhi...
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