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Conspiracy theories: how belief is rooted in evolution – not ignorance

Conspiracy theories: how belief is rooted in evolution – not ignorance The flat Earth conspiracy is becoming increasingly popular. Elena Schweitzer Despite creative efforts to tackle it, belief in conspiracy theories, alternative facts and fake news show no sign of abating. This is clearly a huge problem, as seen when it comes to climate change, vaccines and expertise in general – with anti-scientific attitudes increasingly influencing politics. So why can’t…

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Breathable atmospheres may be more common in the universe than we first thought

Breathable atmospheres may be more common in the universe than we first thought Studio23/Shutterstock The existence of habitable alien worlds has been a mainstay of popular culture for more than a century. In the 19th century, astronomers believed that Martians might be using canal-based transport links to traverse the red planet. Now, despite living in an age when scientists can study planets light years from our own solar system, most…

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