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Reading Fiction Can Make You Kinder And More Accepting

Though reading fiction is broadly understood to be something people do to escape from the “real world,” studies have shown that it can foster benevolent social behaviors — and there might be an evolutionary reason for this.

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What Happens (To Our Bodies) After We Die

e is much speculation about what happens to our consciousness after we die — but there is no debate on what happens to the corpse we leave behind! From death to skeletonization, Amelia Fuentes presents an animated timeline of the various stages of decomposition of the human body.

An animated marijuana grinder. The lid is hovering slightly over the instrument, revealing a pinch of marijuana.

The Science Of Why Marijuana Makes Your Eyes Red

Marijuana use is indelibly associated with red eyes — have you ever wondered why? In this animated short, Sophie Geyrosaga explains how marijuana consumption may temporarily affect the circulatory system, dilating blood vessels in the eyes to the point that they might appear to be bloodshot!

The upper-left quadrant of a Shelly Suh's face. Her eye, eyebrow, and a lock of her hair are visible.

How Visible Light Affects the Human Body

All life evolved under the sun — so it makes sense that the planet’s 24-hour light regime is deeply connected to human health. But how much does visible light affect our body’s functionality?

An animated marijuana grinder. The lid is hovering slightly over the instrument, revealing a pinch of marijuana.

The Science Of Why Marijuana Makes Your Eyes Red

Marijuana use is indelibly associated with red eyes — have you ever wondered why? In this animated short, Sophie Geyrosaga explains how marijuana consumption may temporarily affect the circulatory system, dilating blood vessels in the eyes to the point that they might appear to be bloodshot!

The upper-left quadrant of a Shelly Suh's face. Her eye, eyebrow, and a lock of her hair are visible.

How Visible Light Affects the Human Body

All life evolved under the sun — so it makes sense that the planet’s 24-hour light regime is deeply connected to human health. But how much does visible light affect our body’s functionality?

Eight pieces of fish-shaped candy sit in a stylized river made of yarn and glass pebbles.

What’s Killing The Mekong Giant Catfish?

Meet the Mekong Giant Catfish, which can weigh up to 770 pounds, has no teeth, and looks absolutely ridiculous. But they’re disappearing quickly — having been listed by the IUCN as a critically endangered species in 2011.