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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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YSK that ‘statistically significant’ and ‘statistically meaningful’ are NOT the same things, and understanding this can help you interpret research far more accurately.

YSK that ‘statistically significant’ and ‘statistically meaningful’ are NOT the same things, and understanding this can help you interpret research far more accurately. In a nutshell: When a researcher claims their research is 'statistically significant' all this means is that

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YSK: Drinking a pint (2 cups) of water 30 mins before meals has been shown to lead to significant weight loss

YSK: Drinking a pint (2 cups) of water 30 mins before meals has been shown to lead to significant weight loss A new study by the University of Birmingham revealed that obese adults who 'pre-loaded- with 500ml of plain tap

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What was a notable fail in engineering that was significant in engineering?

What was a notable fail in engineering that was significant in engineering? EDIT: Thanks for all your great answers, time to ace an engineering project :) submitted by Toughskull [link] [16 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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YSK the website mojoupgrade.com that allows both you and your significant other to take a survey that finds out each others fetishes, without revealing ones that the other did not pick.

YSK the website mojoupgrade.com that allows both you and your significant other to take a survey that finds out each others fetishes, without revealing ones that the other did not pick. mojoupgrade.com is a great website that allows you to

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TIL Johnny Knoxville is the result of “significant inbreeding”. This was discovered by a genealogist he himself hired.

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TIL Johnny Knoxville is the result of “significant inbreeding”. This was discovered by a genealogist he himself hired. submitted by audhumbla [link] [1230 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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YSK that eyeglasses are heavily marked up in stores and can be bought at significant discounts

YSK that eyeglasses are heavily marked up in stores and can be bought at significant discounts The majority of glasses nowadays, including your designer frames and industry-standard lenses, are cheaply manufactured in China. They're marked up quite a bit domestically

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TIL The Johns Hopkins University conducted a study of mushrooms with 36 college-educated adults (average age of 46) who had never tried psilocybin nor had a history of drug use. More than two-thirds reported it was among the top five most spiritually significant experiences in their lives.

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TIL The Johns Hopkins University conducted a study of mushrooms with 36 college-educated adults (average age of 46) who had never tried psilocybin nor had a history of drug use. More than two-thirds reported it was among the top five

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TIL 35% of polled American workers said they would be willing to forego a significant pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired.

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TIL 35% of polled American workers said they would be willing to forego a significant pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired. submitted by Overclass [link] [1013 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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LPT: Always apply for leave from work to celebrate an important anniversary with your significant other

LPT: Always apply for leave from work to celebrate an important anniversary with your significant other There are literally no downsides to this. Think it through. You apply for leave and one of two things will happen… Your leave is

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