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[l] at 4/30/17 12:00am
What if you could go to the gym and swap spinning for sleeping? David Lloyd health clubs are offering "napercise" classes this weekend aimed, predominantly, at exhausted parents. It is a class where instead of working up a sweat you climb into a ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/29/17 12:00am
A team of researchers from Russia, Brazil and Japan has uncovered the means by which two kinds of mushrooms glow in the dark. In their paper published on the open-access site Science Advances, the group describes their study of Neonothopanus gardneri and Neonothopanus Discuss
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[l] at 4/28/17 12:00am
Meet "Steve," a strange, new aurora feature discovered by citizen scientists and verified by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites. Eric Donovan, a researcher at University of Calgary in Canada, first heard of "Steve" while talking to members of ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/27/17 12:00am
Federica Bertocchini, a biologist at Spain's Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria and a hobbyist beekeeper, used a common plastic shopping bag to collect pests called wax worms. The caterpillars, the larvae of the moth Galleria ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/26/17 12:00am
Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag. It provides everything the foetus needs to continue growing and maturing, including a nutrient-rich blood supply and a protective ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/25/17 12:00am
For the first time, astronomers have caught a type Ia supernova being magnified by more than 50 times and split into four images in the night sky thanks to gravitational lensing. The discovery, described in the journal Science, could help scientists ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/24/17 12:00am
Like politics and music, the question of whether to eat moldy food can divide families, with relatives' admonishments reverberating in one's head for years. "Every time I throw out moldy bread, I can still hear my dad lecturing me: 'That's perfectly ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/23/17 12:00am
An injection of “new blood” is a phrase long used as a metaphor for the revitalizing effect of fresh minds on a stagnant organization. But research now suggests it also applies in a literal sense. In a development that calls to mind both vampire lore ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/22/17 12:00am
A prime planet listing has just appeared on the cosmic real estate market, possibly the most promising place yet to search for signs of life beyond the solar system, the astronomers who discovered it say. It is a rocky orb about one and a half times the size of ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/21/17 12:00am
With its aches, fevers, and stuffy noses, the flu can be agony. And in addition to being super gross, the many strains of the virus can sometimes prove fatal. But it might be (somewhat) comforting to know that a substance not unlike the snot you're ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/20/17 12:00am
For hundreds of years, biologists knew of the giant shipworm only from shell fragments and a handful of dead specimens. Those specimens, despite being preserved in museum jars, had gone to mush. Still, the shipworm's scattered remains made an outsize ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/19/17 12:00am
Teenagers' school days shouldn't begin before 8:30 a.m., says American Academy of Sleep Medicine, linking early start times to car accidents, depression and poor academic performance. In a position statement published Saturday in the Journal of Clinical ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/18/17 12:00am
Carbon is a building block of life on our planet. It is stored in reservoirs on Earth—in rocks, plants and soil—in the oceans, and in the atmosphere. And it cycles constantly between these reservoirs. Understanding the carbon cycle is crucially important for many ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/17/17 12:00am
You can't squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/16/17 12:00am
Leave no man behind. That's an old idea in warfare — it's even part of the Soldier's Creed that Army recruits learn in basic training. And never leaving a fallen comrade is also the rule for some warriors who are ants, according to a report published ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/15/17 12:00am
Well, it happened again. You were walking down the road, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you looked down, only to realize that your shoes spontaneously untied themselves again. Muttering under your breath, you kneel down, retie the laces, and go ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/14/17 12:00am
Whale cams have revealed the secret feeding habits of the giant mammals in frozen Antarctica, details on their social lives, and even how they must blow hard to clear sea ice to breathe. Scientists attached tiny cameras and electronic tags to humpbacks to better ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/13/17 12:00am
Most of us have about five dreams each night, though we're not likely to remember any of them. But a team of researchers has found a pattern of brain activity that seems to reveal not only when the brain is generating a dream but something about the ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/12/17 12:00am
He's hunting for sunken treasure in the Caribbean, using a secret map created from outer space by one of NASA's first astronauts. Darrell Miklos, who is documenting the experience as part of a new Discovery Channel series, told ABC News that he obtained the ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/11/17 12:00am
Researchers have found a genetic mutation that turns people into Martians — at least when it comes to sleep patterns. People with the mutation tend to be night owls because it keeps them on a perpetual 24 ½ hour schedule — close to the Martian 24 ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/10/17 12:00am
When Inky the octopus escaped from his tank at New Zealand's National Aquarium in April 2016, he squirmed through a six-inch-wide drainpipe and stole away into the Pacific. He stole more than a few human hearts along the way, too. Inky fans celebrated ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/9/17 12:00am
The Arctic is undergoing an astonishingly rapid transition as climate change overwhelms the region. New research sheds light on the latest example of the changes afoot, showing that parts of the Arctic Ocean are becoming more like the Atlantic. Warm waters are ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/8/17 12:00am
The campaign to capture the first-ever image of a black hole has begun. From Wednesday Apr. 5 through Friday Apr. 14, astronomers will use a system of radio telescopes around the world to peer at the gigantic black hole at the center of the Milky Way, ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/7/17 12:00am
Growing older often means a loss of the youthful ability to enjoy a deep, restorative slumber as periods of wakefulness, frequent bathroom trips and anxiety are common. As such, growing older is characterized by less sleep. New research, however, finds ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/6/17 12:00am
It’s official. Denmark – as well as being the world’s best country to live in for women with the second-happiest people and one of the best healthcare systems in Europe – has the most contented babies. Or, at least, the ones who cry the least. According to .... Discuss
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[l] at 4/5/17 12:00am
An incredible new discovery involving a tiny fish that swims in the Great Barrier Reef in the Pacific Ocean near Australia, and can also be found in many home aquariums, could lead to breakthroughs in medicine. The fish, which is known as the fang blenny, has a ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/4/17 12:00am
Scientists have successfully grown a potato plant in conditions similar to those found on Mars. Researchers in Peru created a simulator with below-zero temperatures, high carbon monoxide concentrations and air pressure similar to that found at an ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/3/17 12:00am
Cats do care about their humans. Really. According to a new study, cats care about people even more than food. The study took both domestic and sheltered cats and gave them different choices of stimuli. The cats could choose between food, toys, scent or ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/2/17 12:00am
It’s a new approach to an old idea. While Jonathan Swift’s fantastical island city of Laputa stayed aloft via magnets, a New York City design firm envisions using an orbiting asteroid to hang a skyscraper above the Earth. Clouds Architecture Office espouses a ... Discuss
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[l] at 4/1/17 12:00am
Before Tyrannosaurus rex terrorized Cretaceous North America, another frightful lizard ruled Montana. Some 75 million years ago, Daspletosaurus horneri, at nearly 30 feet long and over seven feet tall, dominated the landscape. And although D. horneri doesn't have ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/31/17 12:00am
Playing the video game "Tetris" shortly after a traumatic event, such as a car crash, may reduce the risk of developing intrusive flashbacks of the event, a new study suggests. Researchers found that car crash survivors who played "Tetris" in the ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/30/17 12:00am
For Jernica Quiñones, the reality of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, hit close to home this year when a friend woke up on New Year's Day and discovered the lifeless body of her baby girl. That's why Quiñones' 4-month-old son, Bless'n, has spent ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/29/17 12:00am
Researchers have successfully used spinach leaves to build functioning human heart tissue, complete with veins that can transport blood. To tackle a chronic shortage of donor organs, scientists have been working on growing various tissues and even ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/28/17 12:00am
The first dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain. This is one of the conclusions of the first detailed re-evaluation of the relationships between dinosaurs for 130 years. It shows that the ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/27/17 12:00am
For the first time in birds, researchers say they have found evidence that a New Zealand parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh. They call it "positive emotional contagion" — which they define as "outwardly emotional actions that ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/26/17 12:00am
If some NASA researchers have their way, Mars exploration technology of the future may rely on an art form from the past. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed a Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) prototype that could change how we ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/25/17 12:00am
Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel. The giant honeycomb-like setup of 149 spotlights ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/24/17 12:00am
Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch. Teams around the world are working to develop flexible versions of synthetic ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/23/17 12:00am
A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research. Scientists found a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats. They said it showed "great promise as a future stroke treatment" but had not ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/22/17 12:00am
A primitive Amazonian tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary protection against heart disease, researchers report. The Tsimane people of Bolivia lead an active ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/21/17 12:00am
At first glance, the South American polka dot tree frog gives off a pale, brownish-green hue. But under a fluorescent light, it glows bright green, with 18 percent of a full moon's light. In a study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/20/17 12:00am
A US dairy faces an overtime bill of about $10m (£8m), after a group of truck drivers won a pay dispute that hinged on some punctuation. An appeal court sided with the drivers, saying the lack of a comma in the state of Maine's overtime laws made the ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/19/17 12:00am
A new Science Advances study linking the shrinking of mammals and global warming as Earth's carbon dioxide levels rise has researchers keeping a close eye on the issue. The study, published Wednesday, March 15, reports global warming has reduced the size of ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/18/17 12:00am
New guidelines by the organization that oversees medical residency programs for new doctors in the United States will soon allow first-year residents to work shifts as long as 24 hours, eight hours more than the current limit. The Accreditation Council for Graduate ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/17/17 12:00am
For a space program that’s made impressive strides in recent years, the early death of Chandrayaan-1 likely came as a disappointment. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) expected this lunar orbiter – the country’s first – to last for two years when ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/16/17 12:00am
An expansive aerial survey found that the Great Barrier Reef has been ravaged by coral bleaching for the second year in a row, marking the first time the reef has not had several years to recover between bleaching events, according to researchers. The ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/15/17 12:00am
More than 66,000 children younger than three go to the emergency room annually for accidents involving nursery products, according to a new study. That's about one every eight minutes. A Nationwide Children's Hospital study published in the Pediatrics ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/14/17 12:00am
On July 18, 1817, novelist Jane Austen died at the age of 41. Much of Austen's medical biography is murky, and how she died remains an enduring mystery. Historians, in the two centuries since, have dissected what little evidence exists. In her later ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/13/17 12:00am
The International Space Station (ISS) will soon host the coldest spot in the entire universe, if everything goes according to plan. This August, NASA plans to launch to the ISS an experiment that will freeze atoms to only 1 billionth of a degree above absolute ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/11/17 11:00pm
There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes. Neuroscientists Discuss
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[l] at 3/10/17 11:00pm
Christopher Monroe spends his life poking at atoms with light. He arranges them into rings and chains and then massages them with lasers to explore their properties and make basic quantum computers. Last year, he decided to try something seemingly impossible: to ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/9/17 11:00pm
Now, it's no surprise that Neanderthals didn't brush their teeth. Neither did they go to the dentist. That means bits of food and the microbes in their mouths just stayed stuck to their teeth. While not so good for dental hygiene, these dental plaques ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/8/17 11:00pm
Mammals are a mostly drab bunch. Due to camouflage, a nocturnal lifestyle and other evolutionary demands, dull and earthy tones reign supreme. There are a few notable exceptions. When mandrills become excited, the monkeys' rumps turn shades of ruby ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/7/17 11:00pm
For young adults, social media may not be so social after all. Among people in that age group, heavy use of platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram was associated with feelings of social isolation, a study finds. The results surprised study ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/6/17 11:00pm
As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report. Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults) to 73.5 million by ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/5/17 11:00pm
In a remote, mist-wrapped island north of the eastern tip of Siberia, a small group of woolly mammoths became the last survivors of their once thriving species. They fell extinct 4,000 years ago, having endured for some 6,000 years after the mammoths of the ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/4/17 11:00pm
A dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago had drumstick-shaped legs much like living birds, according to palaeontologists. The feathered dinosaur also had bird-like arms similar to wings. Scientists used high-powered lasers to reveal invisible ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/3/17 11:00pm
Serious question: How much would you pay for this dish full of mold? I mean, pay to own it, not to get it out of your field of vision. How about $14,600? That's how much an anonymous buyer in London shelled out at an auction for this miserable patch of fuzz, according ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/2/17 11:00pm
Wild African elephants sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study. Scientists tracked two elephants in Botswana to find out more about the animals' natural sleep patterns. Elephants in zoos sleep for four to six hours a day, but in ... Discuss
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[l] at 3/1/17 11:00pm
The world’s first sample of metallic hydrogen, a form of the element that scientists have long chased only to come up empty handed, mysteriously vanished from the Harvard University lab where it was created last month as researchers sought to conduct further ... Discuss
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[l] at 2/28/17 11:00pm
A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA. NASA officials handed over the lunar dust bag — the only known one of its kind — at the ... Discuss

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