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Here's How Smoking During Pregnancy Harms a Fetus

When a pregnant woman smokes, her baby smokes, too. Researchers have found the ways in which smoking during pregnancy can affect an unborn baby. &nbs...

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Published: 2017-08-25 07:11 0

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Eternal Sunshine of the Fearless Mind: Erasing Memories of Fear

Not all of our memories are pleasant.     Erasing memories of fear may soon be possible. Researchers have found a way to use pulses of li...

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Published: 2017-08-25 10:11 0

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There's a Lack of Evidence that Medical Marijuana can Ease Chronic Pain or PTSD

Is cannabis ineffective against chronic pain and PTSD?     Researchers have found that there is little evidence that medical marijuana ca...

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Published: 2017-08-25 13:11 0

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Searching for the World's Most Endangered Marine Animal

Photo by Roberto Nistri/Alamy     Researchers are listening in on the vaquita, the most endangered marine animal, to find a way to save t...

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Published: 2017-08-26 04:11 0

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100 Million-Year-Old Flowers Perfectly Preserved in Amber

Image by George O. Poinar, Jr./Kenton L. Chambers     These flowers look like they were freshly picked, experts say, but the flowers have...

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Published: 2017-08-26 07:11 0

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Young Gray Whale Swims Alongside Beach Goers

Photo by Mark Girardeau     Stunning aerial footage features a young and seemingly lost gray whale swimming in shallow waters in close pr...

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Published: 2017-08-26 19:11 0

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Bothered by a Ringing in Your Ears? Here's What It Is

Tinnitus is heamless, but it can be frustrating to experience.     Do you experience a ringing in your ears now and then? You're probably...

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Published: 2017-08-26 22:11 0

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Beauty Products for Women of Color Have More Harmful Chemicals, Study Finds

Which cosmetic products are harmful to our health?     Researchers have found that beauty products for women of color contain higher leve...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-08-27 01:11 0

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Science Tells Us Which Game of Thrones Scenes are the Most Exciting

This season is rife with drama [Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO]     While sword fights, battles, fighting against the undead in the cold no...

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Published: 2017-08-27 16:11 0

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Mars's Special Regions: Keeping Possible Aliens Safe from Earth Germs

How do we keep our bacteria to ourselves? [Image by NASA]     There's a possibility that Mars was once—or still is—home to mi...

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Published: 2017-08-27 19:11 0

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Rare White Moose Found in Sweden

    A local Swedish politician filmed a completely white moose ambling around in Sweden's Värmland region.   The man who ca...

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Published: 2017-08-27 22:11 0

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Carbon Offsets Really Do Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Researchers have found that carbon offsets actually are effective in reducing carbon emissions.   A carbon offset is an arran...

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Published: 2017-08-28 01:11 0

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Doomsday and the Perseids

A photo of the Swift-Tuttle comet, taken when it passed by back in 1992 [Photo by Gerald Rhemann]     It's possible that the Swift-Tuttle...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-08-28 04:11 0

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New Device That Monitors Text Messaging Can Curb Distracted Driving

Texting while driving may be more of a big deal than we think.     US police may soon rely on a “Textalyzer”, a device that d...

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Published: 2017-08-28 07:11 0

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Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Stand Out, Studies Find

Photo by MotherJones     Elvis is still alive, aliens crashed in Roswell, the moon landing is fake, climate change isn't real but the Ill...

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Published: 2017-08-28 19:11 0

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Residents of a Quaint English Village Get Surprising DNA Test Results

Photo by Simon Pizzey/AncesteryDNA/PA     The residents of Bledington, an English village in the Cotswolds, were quite surprised to fin...

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Published: 2017-08-28 22:11 0

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Conservationists Find an Incredibly Well-Preserved 100-Year-Old Fruitcake

That fruitcake could have been bought yesterday [Photo by Antarctic Heritage Trust]     Conservationists have discovered a 100-year-old...

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Published: 2017-08-29 16:11 0

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FDA-Approved Obesity Treatment Leads to 5 Deaths

Image of the balloon implanted in the stomach     A new obesity treatment with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval has repor...

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Published: 2017-08-29 19:11 0

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Alternative Cancer Treatments Can Lower Chances of Survival

  Researchers have found that turning to alternative cancer treatments may increase the mortality rates of cancer patients.   Cancer p...

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Published: 2017-08-29 22:11 0

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The Expectations vs Realities of Auditory Hallucinations

Studying the nature of hearing imaginary sounds     Researchers say that auditory hallucinations—hearing sounds or voices that aren...

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Published: 2017-08-30 01:11 0

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Aquarium Surprised by a Shark's Rare Virgin Birth

A zebra shark in an aquarium [Photo by Fred Bavendam, Minden Pictures, National Geographic]     Virgin birth, or parthenogenesis, is a r...

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Published: 2017-08-30 04:11 0

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Ancient Infant Ape Skull Provides Clues About Our Ape Ancestors

Photo by Fred Spoor     Humans and all other apes alive today come from a common ape ancestor. While we already know quite a lot about ou...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-08-30 07:11 0

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Tweaking Just a Single Gene Can Restore Brain Plasticity

We may grow old, but our brains don't have to.     Kids are able to learn languages and other skills easily while young because of a litt...

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Published: 2017-08-30 10:11 0

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Saving the Elusive “Asian Unicorn”: Is It too Late?

A 1996 photo of a captive female saola. [Photo by William Robichaud]     Conservationists are hoping to breed the rare and critically en...

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Published: 2017-08-30 13:11 0

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Move Over, Blue Whale: This Newly-Discovered Dinosaur is Now the Largest Animal Ever

The dig site in Patagonia [Photo by MEF/A. Otero]     Back in 2013, paleontologists José Luis Carbadillo and Diego Pol spied the...

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Published: 2017-08-30 16:11 0

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How to Move 500 Elephants

  Should you ever find yourself needing to move 500 elephants, here's what you should do. Shoot them with a potent tranquilizer, make sure the...

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Published: 2017-08-30 19:11 0

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Drinking Beer Gets Creative Juices Flowing

Your new best friend in times of creative trouble     It may not be much of a surprise that drinking beer doesn't just get you to do mild...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-08-30 22:11 0

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Don't Panic: How to Get Out of Quicksand

Photo by Hughesdarren via Wikimedia     Quicksand is like the stuff of bad nightmares. One moment you're stepping onto what looks like so...

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Published: 2017-08-31 01:11 0

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Lack of Attention from Mother Dogs Makes Guide Dog Training Successful

Guide dogs need to be able to develop certain skills and personality traits.     A study has found that puppies who received a lot of car...

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Published: 2017-08-31 04:11 0

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College Students Will Sell Out Their Friends' Privacy for a Pizza Slice

  Keep your friends close, especially if you're in college. You won't really know who among your pals will be willing to give up your privacy...

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Published: 2017-08-31 10:11 0

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