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[l] at 6/24/17 12:00am
Celebrated inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla swore by toe exercises – every night, he’d repeatedly ‘squish’ his toes, 100 times for each foot, according to the author Marc J Seifer. While it’s not entirely clear exactly what that exercise involved, Tesla claimed ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/23/17 12:00am
Researchers working off the coast of Australia are cataloging rarely seen, and even some new, species that lurk in the depths of the ocean. International scientists on a 58-member team on board CSIRO's research ship, are showing off what they've ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/21/17 12:00am
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind. Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats about 9,000 years ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/20/17 12:00am
Mindfulness has become a trendy buzzword among the wellness community. Yoga studios and meditation centers continue to pop up as people seek refuge from being constantly on the go (and feeling the draining effects). But it turns out these practices are ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/19/17 12:00am
The Bosphorus is a strait that separates Europe from Asia — and in recent days, its normally dark blue waters have turned a remarkable turquoise. Some residents of Istanbul, noticing the suddenly bright and milky waters, wondered on social media ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/18/17 12:00am
At 10 months old, twins Erin and Abby Delaney are no longer fused at the tops of their heads. But their parents, Heather and Riley, are acutely aware that the hardest part of their medical odyssey is likely ahead. Only time will tell whether the babies’ complex ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/17/17 12:00am
On 3 June, FBI agents arrived at the house of government contractor Reality Leigh Winner in Augusta, Georgia. They had spent the last two days investigating a top secret classified document that had allegedly been leaked to the press. In order to track down ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/16/17 12:00am
Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago? Almost certainly yes - though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star in the universe, according to a new analysis by a theoretical physicist from UC Berkeley and a radio ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/15/17 12:00am
Setting up Ikea furniture may be difficult, but it's not rocket science … or is it? Thanks to a new collaboration between NASA and the Swedish furniture store, the two challenges may not be so different after all. Ikea is now “looking into how a Mars ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/14/17 12:00am
Staying up late to cram for an early exam may not be doing college students any good, according to a new study focused on college students and their sleep patterns. The study, published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, says college students ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/13/17 12:00am
Pet parents beware, the canine influenza virus (CIV), or dog flu that first spread through Florida and Georgia earlier in 2017 has made its way to Texas. The Texas A&M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) has confirmed a positive diagnosis in two ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/12/17 12:00am
Amber hunters in Burma dug up a remarkably complete bird hatchling that dates to the time of the dinosaurs. The bird's side, almost half of its body, was dipped in tree sap, which hardened around the neck bones, claws, a wing and its toothed jaws. Scientists ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/11/17 12:00am
An experimental antiplatelet drug has surprising bite. Based on a protein found in snake venom, the new drug prevented blood clotting in mice without causing excessive bleeding after an injury, according to research published Thursday in the ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/10/17 12:00am
Albert Einstein first published his theory of relativity in 1905. The proposition was a breakthrough for our conception of space and time. The theory said that the speed of light in a vacuum is unaffected by the motion of all observers, and that the ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/9/17 12:00am
A team of European and Moroccan scientists has found the fossil remains of five individuals they believe are the most ancient modern humans (Homo sapiens) ever found. In a remote area of Morocco called Jebel Irhoud, in what was once a cave, the team ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/8/17 12:00am
Baby chicks are terribly cute—they're tiny and fuzzy (the best attributes snuggle-buddies can have)—so it's not hard to understand why people who own the backyard birds just can't seem to keep their hands off of them. But one thing is not so adorable ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/7/17 12:00am
In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more "mini-meals" each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/6/17 12:00am
Gale Crater, the site being explored by the Curiosity rover, was chosen as a landing site because its structure and composition suggested that it might preserve information about Mars' past. And, as Curiosity's climbed the slopes of the crater's central ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/5/17 12:00am
An odd thing happens to astronauts as they zip around the Earth at roughly 17,500 miles per hour: They don't get enough sleep. This may be partly because astronauts don't have to wake up early to see daybreak; they get a sunrise and a sunset every ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/4/17 12:00am
The Ancient Egyptians were famously fantastic at preserving their dead. But while their mummification methods helped protect soft tissues like skin from the ravages of time, the dry, hot climes that kept the deceased so pristine didn't do their genetic ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/3/17 12:00am
At least a dozen dogs in Florida are sick with "dog flu," but what exactly is this disease and where did it come from? So far, 12 dogs in Florida have tested positive for a strain of dog flu virus known as H3N2, and many other dogs in central and north ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/2/17 12:00am
US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) . The ... Discuss
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[l] at 6/1/17 12:00am
If you're one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia -- roughly 108 million of us -- put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution. "There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/31/17 12:00am
Ever convinced yourself that buying a hula hoop or picking up aerial gymnastics is just the thing to get back in shape? You're not alone. The sea of weird and wonderful classes now available has had most people contemplating at least one new talent or ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/30/17 12:00am
It's the worst nightmare of anyone who suffers from ophidiophobia. According to a new study, snakes are not the solitary hunters and eaters we perceive them to be. In fact, some of the slithery reptiles coordinate their missions to increase their ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/29/17 12:00am
A lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy. Astrocytes are a cell in the brain that clean out worn-out cells and ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/28/17 12:00am
Blue whales are the biggest animals that have ever existed on Earth but they only recently* got that way. This is the extraordinary finding from a new study that examined the fossil record of baleens - the group of filter feeders to which the blues belong. These ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/27/17 12:00am
Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark. People who ate chocolate one to three times per month were about 10 percent ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/25/17 12:00am
With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away. The research could have implications for everything ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/24/17 12:00am
The first part of a now-viral video shows a sea lion swimming near a dock in Steveston, a seaside community on Canada's western coast. The sound of cameras clicking can be heard in the background as onlookers marveled at its size. The animal swims ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/23/17 12:00am
There's hardly anything on Earth that has escaped human influence—from the oceans to the atmosphere. But a new study suggests that human activity is also influencing the space around our planet; this is on top of the space junk already swirling around ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/22/17 12:00am
Dozens of scientists recently glued fake green caterpillars onto plants around the world in an unusual study to see how the caterpillars' risk of getting eaten varied from pole to pole. Any ant, slug, lizard, bird or beetle that attacked the soft clay ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/21/17 12:00am
A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey - nicknamed "Uncle ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/20/17 12:00am
Call it the big chomp. The T. rex was impressive in its might and so was its bite —more than twice as bone-crunching as the bite of its relative, the fearsome crocodile, a Florida State University researcher found. Without a doubt, much of the ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/19/17 12:00am
An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite, which will be launched at a Nasa facility in the US in June. Rifath Shaarook's 64-gram (0.14 lb) device was selected as the winner in a youth design competition. The ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/18/17 12:00am
Monster of the deep? Or just a really funky dead whale? A monstrously huge creature that washed ashore on a remote Indonesian beach, oozing a mysterious red fluid, is probably a baleen whale in an advanced state of decomposition, experts said. The nearly ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/17/17 12:00am
It was 18 feet long and built like a tank. Now its mummified remains have emerged from an oil sands mine in Canada. No, it's not the plotline of a summer blockbuster. It's science: breathtaking, take-you-back-in-time science. Meet nodosaur, the ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/16/17 12:00am
For the first time since the species was discovered, scientists have captured evidence of Narwhals using their tusks to "hit and stun fish" before eating them. The evidence was captured by Canadian scientists, according to a news release from the ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/15/17 12:00am
Astronomers have spotted water vapor and evidence of exotic clouds in the atmosphere of an alien planet known as HAT-P-26b.The researchers also determined that HAT-P-26b's atmosphere is dominated by hydrogen and helium to a much greater degree than that of Neptune ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/14/17 12:00am
Some of the earliest life on Earth may have dwelled in 3.5 billion-year-old Australian hot springs, a new study finds. If that’s true, it could mean that life on land dates back 580 million years earlier than we thought—and might offer valuable clues to those ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/13/17 12:00am
Avocados are known for their unique taste and health benefits but there appears to be a downside to eating this fruit. It comes with a potential hazard for people who do not know how to properly prepare and slice this guacamole ingredient. Doctors and ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/12/17 12:00am
In 1996, National Geographic made Baby Louie into a 66-million-year-old child star. The magazine's May cover featured a model dinosaur embryo tucked within a replica egg — which, at 18 inches long, looked less like a supermarket egg than a squashed ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/11/17 12:00am
Scientists have not only identified the cells that directly give rise to hair, they have also revealed the mechanism within these cells that causes hair to turn gray. To reach these findings, the scientists had to peer deeply into the follicular niche ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/10/17 12:00am
Injuries related to cotton tip applicators sent more than a quarter of a million children to emergency rooms over about two decades, according to a new study. About 34 children were treated at ERs daily for such injuries between 1990-2010, researchers ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/9/17 12:00am
To the naked eye, space can sometimes seem like a lonely place. But as rendered by the Hubble Space Telescope, the cosmos appears crowded. A new image captured by Hubble showcases Abell 370, a massive galaxy cluster featuring several hundred galaxies. The assortment of ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/8/17 12:00am
Protected areas in the United States, representing 14 percent of the land mass, provide places for respite, recreation, and natural resource conservation. However, noise pollution poses novel threats to these protected areas, according to a first-of-its-kind study ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/7/17 12:00am
Insects and imitation meat are the best alternatives to real meat in tackling the huge and growing environmental impact of livestock on the planet, new research has shown. The world’s appetite for meat is rising fast as incomes grow but the resulting greenhouse gas ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/6/17 12:00am
Anyone with a job, kids, or heck, a life knows fitting in fitness isn't always easy. Then there are the folks who can't exercise at all — be it due to a pre-existing health condition or old age. If you're among those groups, but want to reap the ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/5/17 12:00am
Cassini, the little spacecraft that could, is going out in a blaze. For the next four months, the most sophisticated probe ever made will dance precariously between the Saturn and her icy rings, capturing spectacular images of this never-explored region. In this ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/3/17 12:00am
The DNA of extinct humans can be retrieved from sediments in caves - even in the absence of skeletal remains. Researchers found the genetic material in sediment samples collected from seven archaeological sites. The remains of ancient humans are often ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/2/17 12:00am
Exploring the frozen beauty of Antarctica—a.k.a. the White Continent—often involves sights of, well, white. But at Taylor Glacier, a 34-mile-long polar glacier, you’ll find startling sights of red—a blood-like deposit of iron-rich, salty water flowing into West ... Discuss
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[l] at 5/1/17 12:00am
Experimenting with Mars-like soil, researchers have found that the Red Planet's soil could be turned into bricks just by applying pressure to compact the soil -- without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients.The iron oxide, which gives Martian ... Discuss
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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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