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Natural Selection Keeps Bad Mutations in Humans in Check

A new study suggests that ongoing natural selection keeps damaging mutations from accumulating in the human gene pool. Humans undergo a lot of geneti...

Published: 2017-05-11 00:37 0

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Back From the Dead: Three Extinct Species That are Actually Still Alive

It's not every day that members of an extinct species suddenly turn up. When it does happen, however, it's a field day for biologists, botanists, and...

Published: 2017-05-10 23:15 0

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The Buddha's Birthplace Has Been Marred With Pollution

  Lumbini, a sacred site that Buddhist tradition considers to be the Buddha's birthplace in Nepal, is becoming increasingly polluted. According to B...

Published: 2017-05-10 21:13 0

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This is the Most Effective Jellyfish Sting Cure (It's not Urine)

What is the best jellyfish sting cure? There have been a lot of suggestions over the years, each one with people swearing to their efficacy. However,...

Published: 2017-05-09 08:35 0

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How Does One Tea Plant Produce Different Tea Flavors?

The Camellia sinensis, or tea plant, can produce a wide variety of teas, like Oolong, black, green, and white. How is it that the leaves from a single...

Published: 2017-05-09 06:23 0

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5 Translucent Animals: Blink and You Might Miss Them!

These translucent animals don't have much to hide. In fact, they don't even have to hide if they can move about while staying invisible to other speci...

Published: 2017-05-09 04:14 0

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What Makes Clownfish Dads Awesome?

The hormone isotocin may be the driving force behind the superb fatherly instincts of clownfish dads. We can credit Pixar's animated film Finding Nem...

Published: 2017-05-08 21:06 0

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Baby Food Products Contain Illegal Levels of Arsenic, Research Finds

About 50 percent of baby food products, specifically rice-based ones, have illegal levels of arsenic. Babies can be quite resilient, but they're quit...

Published: 2017-05-08 19:26 0

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Dr. Google is Impacting People's Trust in Actual Doctors

Consulting Dr. Google—getting medical information online—is making people trust real doctors less. This lack of trust can lead people to delay treatme...

Published: 2017-05-08 04:06 0

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Hour of the Wolf: How A Keystone Species Saved Yellowstone National Park (Part Two)

This is the second of a two-part series on the role of the gray wolf as a keystone species in Yellowstone National Park. To see what happened when wol...

Published: 2017-05-07 22:19 0

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Hour of the Wolf: How A Keystone Species Saved Yellowstone National Park (Part One)

The disappearance of one species from Yellowstone led to a series of unfortunate events. The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park...

Published: 2017-05-07 22:10 0

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High Levels of Toxic Chemical Found in Killer Whales

A deceased killer whale that had washed up on a Scottish coast had high levels of toxic chemical contamination, scientists say. The United Kingdom ha...

Published: 2017-05-07 07:33 0

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Bird-Watching From Space Made Possible With Satellite Imaging

Bird-watching usually entails hunkering down in bushes with a pair of binoculars and spying on birds from a proper distance. Watching birds from space...

Published: 2017-05-07 06:07 0

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Freaky Parasite Manipulates Its Host into Getting Eaten

The Diplostomum pseudospathaceum[Photo by Mikhail Gopko] The eye fluke Diplostomum pseudospathaceum, a common parasite, pulls strings to put its host...

Published: 2017-05-06 12:15 0

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Swear Words May be Essential to Your Workout Routine

Having trouble at the gym? Why not try letting a few curse words fly? Just don't make a production out of it, though. Letting swear words fly as you...

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Published: 2017-05-06 11:02 0

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Will This Radical Approach Save Arctic Sea Ice?

Sea ice in the Arctic is in danger of disappearing. Won't someone think of the polar bears? Water pumps and windmills may be all it takes to restore...

LAUGHLEARN

Published: 2017-05-06 09:37 0

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Racism is Detrimental to Children's Health, Study Finds

Exposure to racism makes children prone to developing anxiety, depression, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It can also lead to a...

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Published: 2017-05-05 07:56 0

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Why You Shouldn't Have a Gluten-Free Diet if You Don't Have Celiac Disease

Gluten is a mixture of proteins and is the compound that makes dough elastic.[Photo by Gaelle Marcel] Scientists say that having an unnecessary glute...

Published: 2017-05-04 02:17 0

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A Guide to Keeping Track of Ancient Human Ancestors

Scientists have found a number of human ancestors, and it can be quite confusing to keep track of all of them. It's like keeping track of which cousin...

Published: 2017-05-03 12:21 0

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Apple Aims to Create Products From Recycled Materials

Large-scale mining that produce raw materials for electronic devices can have quite an impact on the environment.[Photo by Sebastian Pichler] In hono...

Published: 2017-05-03 08:37 0

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Testosterone Supplements May Lead to Impulsive Decision-Making

Testosterone supplements may make men more impulsive and less likely to reflect before making a decision, a study finds. A ball and a bat cost $1.10...

Published: 2017-05-02 22:56 0

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TARDIS IRL: The Math of Building a Time Machine

Is it possible to turn back the hands of time? A mathematics and physics professor has come up with a mathematical model for a Traversable Acausal Re...

Published: 2017-05-02 21:18 0

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Living With a Rare Hermaphrodite Dog

A veterinarian discovered that a young Jack Russel terrier is a rare canine hermaphrodite. Hermaphroditism is a condition in which an organism has bo...

Published: 2017-05-02 20:00 0

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The Truth Behind the Mythical Goldfish Memory

According to the goldfish memory myth, fish can remember just the past three seconds. Apparently, this is why goldfish can repeatedly swim around thei...

Published: 2017-05-02 08:03 0

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Function Over Flair: The Granny Style Free Throw

Chinanu Onuaku gave the uncool granny throw a chance.[Photo by Jamie Rhodes - USA Today Sports] Mathematical analysis has found that professional bas...

Published: 2017-05-02 05:49 0

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Why Calling People Sheeple is Offensive to Sheep

"Who're you calling 'sheeple', punk?" Wake up, sheeple! When we compare people to sheep, we see those people as dumb, docile, and unable to think an...

Published: 2017-05-01 23:56 0

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Love Addiction isn't All Roses and Chocolates

Careful with the sparks that feelings of love set off.[Photo by Brigitte Tohm] Love may be a many-splendored thing, but love addiction is no romantic...

Published: 2017-05-01 22:47 0

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Scientists Have Assembled the Largest Canine Family Tree Ever

This newest and largest canine family tree gives insights on how over 150 modern dog breeds evolved. The study was able to make quite a lot of new di...

Published: 2017-05-01 21:40 0

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Female Dragonflies Fake Their Own Deaths to Avoid Unwanted Sexual Attention

Dragonflies can give pointers on how to avoid creeps.[Photo by Jack Kaminski] Zoologist Rassim Khelifa discovered that female moorland hawker dragonf...

Published: 2017-04-29 22:11 0

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Financial Success Shouldn't be the Basis of Your Self-Worth—Here's Why

How much do your finances influence your self-worth?[Photo by Andrew Branch] Pursuing financial success for the purposes of boosting or protecting yo...

Published: 2017-04-29 20:51 0

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