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  • Question Your World: Where exactly did we come from?

    They say “home is where the heart is,” or “you can never go home,” or “ET Phone home.” There are so many commonly used home-related phrases out there. Clearly we care a lot about what is home to us. Researchers just announced that they have identified the region from which all of our modern human ancestors arose. Where exactly did we come from?

  • Question Your World: What causes left-handedness?

    90% of the world is right-handed. History and culture have not been kind to left-handers, a somewhat rare occurrence among us humans. So, after all these years, if the right hand is preferred, why do we still have a bunch of lefties out there? What causes left-handedness?

  • Question Your World: Why do bats argue so much?

    Communication is so important! Consider for a moment how valuable it is that we have the ability to communicate with one another. Other animals communicate, too, but we still know very little about what their chatter translates to. A recent study tried to solve a piece of this big puzzle by studying the chatter of bats and they found something pretty remarkable. Why do bats argue so much?

  • Question Your World: How does the brain keep memories?

    We know more about the surface of the moon than Earth’s oceans and we know even less about the human brain, but a recently published study from Cal Tech is helping us put together a few pieces of the huge puzzle that is the brain. How does the brain keep memories?

  • Question Your World: How do burgers impact the environment?

    Production of food, like many daily needs of humans, has a ripple effect on a myriad of other things. Cattle ranches are a food-related industry linked to some pretty big chunks of land, along with the deforestation needed to facilitate their work. Scientists are working on meat alternatives to give consumers less environmentally stressful options. How do burgers impact the environment?

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