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Top 10 Amazing Chemical Reactions. This is what made measuring moles in high school chemistry worth the effort.
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Gay couples can't have biological kids together. So if homosexuality is genetic, why hasn't it died out? Slate explains the fascinating theory of "sexually antagonistic selection."
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65 Things that Look Like Pac-Man. Waka waka waka (pause) waka waka waka waka. What, no pie?
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A Bra's Tale: Detour on a Daughter's Trip Abroad. A wardrobe malfunction causes a plane to divert over the Andes.
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The Weirdest Examples of Mass Hysteria. You might not be familiar with the Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, or the Monkey Man of New Delhi. Yet.
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If you enjoyed the awesome 2008 version of Where the Hell is Matt? you'll probably also enjoy the outtakes.
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Our Wonderful Nature takes a look at the mating habits of the water shrew. This video is not at all what you'd expect from that description.
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The Best Lists of The Best Books. Surely there's something in there you'll stay up all night for.

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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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