Weird science shows unseemly way beetles escape after being eaten

Certain water beetles can escape from frogs after being consumed.

  • A Japanese scientist shows that some beetles can wiggle out of frog's butts after being eaten whole.
  • The research suggests the beetle can get out in as little as 7 minutes.
  • Most of the beetles swallowed in the experiment survived with no complications after being excreted.
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Study: How to give up your cake and eat it too

A new study shows how reciprocal generosity can benefit you.

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  • Researchers studied what people do when distributing items of unequal value.
  • You may be more likely to get the item you want if you let the other person decide.
  • Reciprocal generosity can let you "give up your cake and eat it too".
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How evolution made our brains lazy

Blame our ancestors for why it's easier to be a couch potato.

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  • A new study shows that the brain prefers to expend as little energy as possible.
  • Putting forth less effort had advantages for our ancestors.
  • Being inactive is not beneficial in modern life and needs addressing.
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A Diet Lacking in Fiber Wreaks System-Wide Havoc, Scientists Find

It's more than just weight gain—it's chronic inflammation and weak immunity.

Photo: U.S. Air Force, Airman 1st Class Grace Lee.

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Scientists reverse the arrow of time in quantum systems

A team of researchers reverses the arrow of time in quantum experiments.

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