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Meet the bug that tastes 'like quinine with habanero'
Known as the "King of Sting," Justin Schmidt has dedicated his life to the study of insects, mostly the stinging kind. In a recent paper, he explores giant velvet mites – elusive creatures of the arachnid family. Among his discoveries: Virtually no one wants to eat them, suggesting the mites have to contend with few, if any, predators.
How your mood affects the way you process language
When you're in a bad mood, you might be quicker to spot inconsistencies in things you read, a new University of Arizona-led study finds. The study, published in Frontiers in Communication, builds on existing research on how the brain processes language.