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The Beresovka mammoth, except for head, it is an almost wholly preserved, mummified mammoth carcass discovered in Siberia. (Cropbot / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Cataclysm, Mass Extinctions, and the Consequent Myths

According to geologists, in the interval from 10,000 to 8,000 BC, some 35 to 45 species of large mammals became extinct. This is...
10 Food Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

10 Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

There is a fair number of circulating...
Debunking the dangerous myths around detransition

Debunking the dangerous myths around detransition

Last month, Sky News published a story with a headline claiming ‘hundreds’ of young trans people in the UK were seeking help to...

Busting the myths and falsehoods behind creative programmatic and mobile gaming

There’s an overabundance of misconceptions and programmatic falsehoods, the ecosystem can be pretty confusing, already littered with so many acronyms, vendors and platforms.L’Oreal,...
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6 common myths about the flu, debunked

Despite the availability of vaccines for influenza — or the flu — the virus continues to kill people across the world. According to...
A representation of Atlantis

The Atlantis Ring: Ancient Myths and Mysticism Converge

According to the Timaeus and Critias of Plato (435 BC), 10,000 years ago there was a majestic continent island larger than Libya and...
Dragon Myths: Tales of Beasts, Beauties, and Brutes

Dragon Myths: Tales of Beasts, Beauties, and Brutes

The dragon is a legendary creature found in many cultures around the world. Generally speaking, the dragon is depicted as a huge creature...
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Why is some vodka so expensive? A historian clears up 3 common myths

Towards the end of Ian Fleming’s spy novel Dr. No, James Bond orders a vodka dry martini — “Shaken and not stirred please.”The...

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