Claire Cameron

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    The Nautilus Weekly Science News Quiz

    Think you’ve got what it takes to ace our science news quiz? This week, we want you to tell us why Saharan silver ants are so special, how baboons mimic the political process, and more. Go on, test yourself.  Nautilus Members enjoy an ad-free experience. Log in or Join now . NB. If you are interested […]

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    The Nautilus Weekly Science News Quiz

    Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino Welcome to the weekly Nautilus science news quiz! This week, we test your turtle sex knowledge and ask you to weigh in on a dinosaur’s slim-down. Put your science news knowledge to the test! Nautilus Members enjoy an ad-free experience. Log in or Join now .

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    The Nautilus Weekly Science News Quiz

    Welcome to the Nautilus Weekly Science News Quiz. Can you tell your enzyme activity from your neurons? We’re putting your science news knowledge to the test! Nautilus Members enjoy an ad-free experience. Log in or Join now .

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    How the Languages in Game of Thrones, Defiance, and Thor Were Created

    A still from the television show Defiance, showing a pair of Irathients, an alien race. Their language, Irathient, was created by David J. Peterson and currently stands at a 2,000-word vocabulary.Syfy David J. Peterson is perhaps the most well known linguist in Hollywood. Since 2011, he has created numerous languages for television and films, including […]

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    What Happens When You Can’t Talk to Yourself?

    Phillips participates in an aphasia communication workshop in Speechless, a documentary by Guillermo F. Flórez that profiles people with the condition.Guillermo F. Flórez What would you do if you lost your inner monologue? You know, the one where you tell yourself “I don’t want to get up yet,” or “This is one delicious burger.” That’s […]

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    5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World

    How habits of speech can shape our thoughts.

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    6 Pieces of Art That Open Minds—and Get Stuff Done

     The modern artist David Hockney once said that “art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.” Such a polemic statement implies that there can be no blurring between pure art and usefulness. But an artwork’s function and the viewer’s interaction with it can be an integral […]

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    Odell Beckham’s Helping Hands—the Tech Behind the Catch

    It was the catch that broke the Internet. In a game against the Dallas Cowboys last week, rookie wide receiver for the New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. launched himself into the air backwards, arm outstretched, and managed to catch a pass using one hand—actually just the tips of a thumb and two fingers—to score […]

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    How Is a Genius Different From a Really Smart Person?

    You can have a very high IQ and be a complete idiot.

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    Osmos, a Physics Game Where It’s Survival of the Fattest

    A screenshot from Osmos showing the player’s mote bright blue mote surrounded by smaller blue bubbles, which you can eat, and larger red blobs, which can eat you. In an era when fashion demands thinness, the video game Osmos, in which the goal is attaining ever greater levels of corpulence, stands as a rare exception. […]