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Your friends are on average more popular than you are, according to a phenomenon known as the “friendship paradox.” Now, a group of mathematicians has come up with a new theory that takes the friendship paradox beyond averages, and they found that their equations describe real-world popularity differences among friends. Sociologist Scott Feld first explained
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Seventeen decapitated skeletons dating back about 1,700 years have been discovered in three Roman cemeteries at Knobb’s Farm in Cambridgeshire, in the UK.  Archaeologists who excavated the site think that the people were executed for violating Roman laws. However, scholars not affiliated with the research expressed mixed views about this explanation.  The cemeteries hold the
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A “lost” letter written by Albert Einstein to a rival physicist recently sold to an anonymous collector for US$1.2 million at auction. The handwritten letter includes Einstein’s famous E=mc2 equation and is one of just four known examples of the equation in the physicist’s own handwriting, according to archivists from the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech and
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If you have an overreaction to ‘triggering’ sounds such as other people chewing or drumming their fingers, you probably have misophonia. Now, scientists have discovered a key brain connection responsible for setting it off. The connection runs from the auditory cortex (the brain’s hearing center) to the orofacial motor cortex (controlling movement of the face, mouth
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Archaeologists have discovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals who were hunted and mauled to death by a pack of hyenas in a cave just outside Rome, the Italian Culture Ministry announced Saturday. The fossilized bones, which included skullcaps and broken jawbones, were discovered in the Guattari Cave in San Felice Circeo in Italy’s Lazio region. They are