Paca Thomas

Paca Thomas is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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Aug. 27 2014 3:55 PMAll the Strange Ways People Attract MosquitosYour blood type is just the beginning.
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Aug. 7 2014 1:27 PMWhy Do American Schizophrenics Hear Threatening Voices​? Ghanaian and Indian schizophrenics often don't. 
Wild Things
July 29 2014 1:13 PMHuge Aquatic Insect Discovered: What Is the World’s Largest Bug?
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July 16 2014 1:07 PMWhat to Do if You’re Staring Down an AlligatorHint: Don’t run in a zigzag motion.
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June 2 2014 1:59 PMWhat Happens When the Universe’s Most Massive Stars Die?A conundrum, solved.
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May 22 2014 1:59 PMSmart ArmsWith their many sticky appendages, why don’t octopuses make a snarled mess of themselves?
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May 16 2014 2:18 PMLucid Dreams for EveryoneAll you need is a little zap to the brain.
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May 12 2014 4:11 PMThe Sun’s SiblingHD162826 resides more than 100 light-years away in the constellation Hercules.
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April 29 2014 4:14 PMA Supernova’s SecretWhy did PS1-10afx appear 100 billion times brighter than the sun?
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April 28 2014 1:07 PMWill We Ever See Gabriel García Márquez’s Unpublished Novel? A glimpse in a Spanish newspaper may be all we get.
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April 22 2014 1:48 PMSneezes Travel Really, Really Far​Up to 200 feet.
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April 15 2014 10:24 AMBoiling Oceans and a Sky on FireThe surreal scene after a massive asteroid hit Earth 3.26 billion years ago.
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April 3 2014 1:38 PMIt’s Not Camouflage: The Real Reason Zebras Have Stripes (Video)
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March 28 2014 3:48 PMSurgeons Experiment With “Cooling" Trauma Victims, but Don't Call It Suspended Animation (Video) 
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March 24 2014 4:52 PMOnce Upon a Time, Two Asteroids Hit EarthIs this ancient site our first true “doublet”?
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Aug. 14 2014 1:06 PMThe Power of TreesThe U.S. Forest Service wants to prove the immediate, measurable effects of tree loss on human health.
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Aug. 5 2014 12:56 PMWhat’s Heavier: 1 Pound of Feathers or 1 Pound of Lead?A classic gotcha riddle may be more complicated than it seems.
Science
July 23 2014 1:41 PMWhat Is the Bloop?A sound recorded deep in the Pacific has been a lively mystery for years—even if it’s probably been solved.
Wild Things
July 9 2014 12:23 PMWhat Happens When You Give LSD to Elephants, Dolphins, and Fish 
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May 28 2014 4:36 PMWho Were the Original Americans?A skeleton in the submerged caves of the Yucatan is getting us closer to an answer.
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May 19 2014 2:55 PMDoes the Sun Make Lightning Worse?Solar events appear to make strikes on Earth more frequent.
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May 13 2014 3:07 PMThe All-Blubber DietWhy are polar bears healthy at 50 percent body fat?
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May 8 2014 3:43 PMJust Add WaterThe simple trick ancient Egyptians used to haul huge pyramid blocks.
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April 29 2014 12:08 PMManhattan, UnderwaterThe stunning rise of the island's flood risk.
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April 23 2014 9:36 AMWork Suffering? Get a Hobby!Free time creativity leads to office productivity. 
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April 16 2014 4:01 PMYour Sad 25-Year-Old BrainOur abilities may peak much earlier than we thought.
Science
April 8 2014 2:10 PMDo We Finally Know the Real Age of the Moon? (Video.)
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March 31 2014 3:14 PMThe Rogue PlanetWhat lies in the furthest reaches of the solar system?
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March 26 2014 5:13 PMHow Mudslides Happen—and How We’re Making Them Worse (Video)
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March 21 2014 1:59 PMThe Chicken From HellA dinosaur has never had an apter nickname.

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