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Where Latin American author Marcos Antonio Hernandez turns the news into story ideas

April 26, 2022
The gut to brain connection exists!

Recent research from scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France has shown that neurons “detect variations in bacterial activity and adapt appetite and body temperature accordingly.” In short, it’s evidence that shows there’s a connection between the gut and the brain. It’s important to note that the study was performed on mice and not on […]

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April 19, 2022
A gaming headset saves a life.

A young man was playing PlayStation when he felt something hit his head. “It felt like if you’re wearing a bike helmet and someone just smacks the top of your head,” he said. He looked around and saw a bullet hole in his window. Then, he freaked out, worried he’d been shot in the head. […]

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April 12, 2022
Charles Darwin's notebooks are back, baby!

Charles Darwin's notebooks contain an important sketch of a tree, the forerunner of his famous theory of evolution, written in the 1830s. They were last seen in Cambridge University's library in 2000 when they were taken out for pictures. Librarians discovered the notebooks were missing two months later, presumed lost among millions of items. Finally, […]

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April 5, 2022
A $600 million crypto heist.

Popular in the Philippines, Axie Infinity is an NFT-based video game based on Ethereum. (That's a lot of buzzwords—in short, it's a crypto video game). The game involves breeding and battling "Axies," short for the axolotl, a type of salamander.   You can watch people playing the unique game here. Part of the game's infrastructure is a bridge, letting […]

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March 29, 2022
200 animals killed per hour for an entire year?

Part of the US Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services slaughtered 1.75 million animals last year. Crunching the numbers, that turns out to be 200 animals every hour, for all of 2021. The government division culls the animals to protect agriculture, threatened species, and humans. European Starlings, feral swine, and a type of invasive fish are the […]

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March 22, 2022
Finding a town lost at sea.

Ravenser Odd was a prosperous port town in Yorkshire, England, during the medieval period. It was founded in 1235 at the mouth of an estuary before being submerged by a storm in 1362. Drawing comparisons to Atlantis, the town was large enough to send two members to parliament. Scientists hope to find the town’s location using […]

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March 15, 2022
Where did King Tut’s dagger come from?

Archaeologists found an iron dagger in King Tut’s tomb, one of many treasures unearthed decades ago. The problem? The Iron Age hadn’t started. So, where did the dagger’s iron come from? Meteorites. After researchers discovered the iron’s source, they determined the likely production method by performing an x-ray analysis. But tracing where the dagger was made took a […]

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March 8, 2022
A woman faked 2 pregnancies and 2 weddings.

A Georgia official planned to defraud the state by taking leave during multiple pregnancies. The ordeal started in October 2019, before COVID, and carried on through May 2021. Her scheme unraveled when a coworker noticed her wearing a fake pregnancy costume. When asked about the fake pregnancies, her friend said that she was “astounded” at the […]

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March 1, 2022
The biggest family tree ever made.

Researchers at the University of Oxford made a family tree spanning 100k years using genetics. It includes over 3.6k people. In theory, someone could use the information to figure out who their ancestors were and their relations to everyone today. The team that created the family tree is a part of the Big Data Institute. Their big […]

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February 22, 2022
Exercising with video games?

Peloton has released a new feature on their stationary bikes: gaming. Instead of pumping legs with a celebrity trainer, users can play a game and try and earn points for hitting specific targets. From a tester: “I’m pedaling to hit specific beats, fill up breakers by pedaling furiously, or keep up a stream by maintaining […]

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