Paca Thomas

Paca Thomas is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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Nov. 21 2014 12:16 PMWhat Happens in Your Mouth When You Kiss?The microbe ecosystem of making out.
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Nov. 7 2014 1:58 PMI Can Hear You Eating MeThe strange, incredible ways plants fight off threats.
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Oct. 15 2014 11:48 AMYou Age Faster in Denver Than in New OrleansThe everyday effects of relativity.
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Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PMDoes the Earth Really Have a “Hum”?Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
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Sept. 16 2014 1:39 PMThe Case of the Missing CerebellumHow did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
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Sept. 2 2014 2:54 PMAn Image So Powerful NASA Spent 20 Years Debunking It  
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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.
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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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Nov. 14 2014 1:12 PMWhy Is There Dark Meat and White Meat?The biological (and nutritional) differences.
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Oct. 24 2014 11:30 AMEbola Won’t Go AirborneViruses don't change their means of transmission so fundamentally.  
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Oct. 9 2014 12:47 PMThe Cosmic History of Earth’s WaterUp to half of the planet’s water may predate the solar system—and the sun.
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Sept. 23 2014 1:38 PMWhy Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe?A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
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Sept. 10 2014 4:04 PMCan Blue Whales Recover?Populations off California may have reached historic levels, but that is not the case everywhere.
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Aug. 27 2014 3:55 PMAll the Strange Ways People Attract MosquitosYour blood type is just the beginning.
Science
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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