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The Missing Links: These Two Colors Rule Your Life

How the Blues & the Reds Run Your Life

And I’m not talking political parties here. I mean that the actual colors red and blue might be ruling your life. (NSFW Language)

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They’re Starting With the Man (Or Woman) In the Mirror
Film characters get a good look at themselves.

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What Does Panda Meat Taste Like?
It’s best that you don’t find out firsthand. Just read this and find out.

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What A Plane House This Guy Has
I mean, it’s really quite Boeing. OK, I’m done with the aviation puns.

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You Know When You See Some Great New Thing And You Immediately Hate Yourself For Not Thinking Of It?
Well that’s how I feel about the endless climbing wall.

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Here’s Some Free College For You
And some of the classes started yesterday. So you might already be in trouble with the professor you didn’t know you had.

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Visit the Great Barrier Reef (While You Can)
Half of it has reportedly vanished since 1985.

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Creating A Universal Language
The Noun Project seeks to do that by reducing words to easily-recognizable symbols.

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Fall Fashion For Nerds
The Nintendo console handbag is simply a must have this season.

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Bone Broth 101
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Whether you drink it on its own or use it as stock, bone broth is the perfect recipe to master this winter. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education

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Why Can Parrots Talk and Other Birds Can't?
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If you've ever seen a pirate movie (or had the privilege of listening to this avian-fronted metal band), you're aware that parrots have the gift of human-sounding gab. Their brains—not their beaks—might be behind the birds' ability to produce mock-human voices, the Sci Show's latest video explains below.

While parrots do have articulate tongues, they also appear to be hardwired to mimic other species, and to create new vocalizations. The only other birds that are capable of vocal learning are hummingbirds and songbirds. While examining the brains of these avians, researchers noted that their brains contain clusters of neurons, which they've dubbed song nuclei. Since other birds don't possess song nuclei, they think that these structures probably play a key role in vocal learning.

Parrots might be better at mimicry than hummingbirds and songbirds thanks to a variation in these neurons: a special shell layer that surrounds each one. Birds with larger shell regions appear to be better at imitating other creatures, although it's still unclear why.

Learn more about parrot speech below (after you're done jamming out to Hatebeak).

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