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After COVID, Your Favorite Foods May Smell Like Rotting Meat

COVID-19 can have strange effects on the nervous system — including wreaking havoc on patients’ sense of smell. While scientists have known that for a while, they’re now trying to get to the bottom of why smell — and with it the sense of taste — seems to be altered by the coronavirus, The Wall Street Journal reports. A June study found that roughly...

Mysterious Monolith Has Been There For Years, According to Google Earth

Right There Well, that was fast. Over the weekend, a team of biologists discovered a bizarre metal monolith in the middle of the Utah wilderness, prompting real-world intrigue as well as humorous comparison’s to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” It’s still a mystery as to who put it there or why — but a group of eagle-eyed Reddit...

Strongest-Ever Candidate For Alien Message Came From Sun-Like Star, Researcher Says

Wow! Finally, someone has identified what’s likely the source of the “Wow! signal,” a SETI oddity that has perplexed astronomers for since its discovery. The Wow! signal is an unusually powerful 72-second-long extraterrestrial signal picked up by the Big Ear radiotelescope in 1977. It’s never been repeated, and scientists never identified its source....

Tesla Accused of Covering Up Safety Issues in Class Action Lawsuit

Bad Look On Friday, Tesla vehicle owners hit the electric automaker with a class-action lawsuit claiming that it refused to address a safety issue with its cars and instead tried to cover up the problem. The lawsuit address issues with the suspensions of Model S and Model X cars, according to CNET — issues for which Tesla continues to place the blame...

Utah Authorities Say Mysterious Monolith Is Illegal, Even If Aliens Put It There

Mysterious Monolith While counting bighorn sheep from a helicopter in the Utah wilderness, Utah Highway Patrol pilot Bret Hutchings made an eyebrow-raising discovery: a shiny metal monolith about ten to 12 feet tall. It looked like something straight out of the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” prompting humor and wild speculation on social media....

Teach Kids STEM with a Mand Labs Kit

In the eighteenth century, if you wanted to learn any scientific discipline, you started with a kit. Students would visit specific shops that put together preassembled kits for everything from astronomy to geology that their teachers would walk them through, piece-by-piece and step-by-step. Since these humble beginnings, the science kit has become one...

If You’re Traveling For Thanksgiving, You’re an Absolutely Terrible Person

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and millions of Americans plan to gather with family and loved ones during a pandemic that has already infected 12.4 million and killed 258,000 in the country. This past Friday through Sunday, about 3 million Americans passed through airports. That’s less than half the number of people who traveled at this time...

An Entire Island Nation Is Banning Facebook

Facebook Ban The government of the Solomon Islands, a nation of hundreds of individual islands in the South Pacific, is planning to temporarily ban the entirety of Facebook, ABC Australia reports. The ban is allegedly an attempt to curb cyberbullying and online defamation, according to prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. “Cyberbullying on Facebook...

NASA Data Shows Evidence of Ancient “Megafloods” on Mars

Storm Season Billions of years ago, Mars may have been buried beneath powerful, gigantic megafloods. In recent years, scientists have discovered evidence of a sizeable amount of water on and under the surface of Mars. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Research published this month in the Nature journal Scientific Reports suggests that gigantic...

Make Electricity Sing With Your Very Own Musical Tesla Coil

Nikola Tesla changed the course of science with his work in electricity, which is why he has so many namesakes. Barring the car company, though, none have been as popular as the Tesla coil, which makes electricity sing. And with the oneTeslaTS DIY Kit, which is available for $399.99, 11% off its usual price, that’s a literal proposition. This kit not...

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