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15 Favourite Facts that are False

Relax: it turns out we don't swallow eight spiders a year in our sleep after all.

Anders Wenngren

1. Bagpipes Are Scottish
Sorry, Braveheart fans, they were prevalent in the Middle East centuries before Western Europe.

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2. Your Hair and Nails Keep Growing After Death
2. Your Hair and Nails Keep Growing After Death
Anders Wenngren

Skin dries and recedes after death, making hair and nails appear longer.



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The Real Drama of CSI

Crime scene criminals: When fraudsters work forensics

US crime shows are hits on TV; but in real life, American forensics is riddled with flaws and fraud
Get ready for self-driving cars

Rubber hits the road for self-driving cars

Are we any closer to a future where autonomous vehicles will drive us to our destinations? We take a look at the tech and implications of self-driving cars
7 simple earth-friendly habits you can adopt today

7 simple earth-friendly habits you can adopt today

It’s now easier than ever to be kinder to the environment
Are we natural-born racists?

Are we natural-born racists?

A simple test revealed the writer’s ingrained prejudice. Equally simple psychology can help all of us to remove it.
The Red Tool Box

The Red Tool Box

United by a common desire to create, two art students form a special friendship for life.


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