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Why Do Certain Sports Have a Lot More Left-Handed Athletes Than Other Sports?

Being left-handed may be an advantage to athletes in specific sports wherein time pressures are particularly demanding. Rafael Nadal [Photo by Cliv...

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Published: 2017-11-30 05:13 0

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Did the Sugar Industry Withhold Decades-Old Research on Sucrose?

Researchers say that the sugar industry, in a bid to protect its own interests, hid the results of a 1967 study that discovered a connection between s...

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Published: 2017-11-30 08:13 0

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It’s Man vs Machine Again in NASA’s Drone Race

NASA has pitted professional drone pilot Ken Loo against artificial intelligence to test how a new drone racing software competes against humans. &nb...

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Published: 2017-11-30 11:13 0

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Will a Melting Glacier Affect Your City? This NASA Tool Will Help You Find Out

Because the world’s seas and oceans don’t actually rise equally, rising water levels will have different impacts on different locations ar...

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Published: 2017-11-30 14:13 0

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Are Water Worlds Really the Best Places to Look For Alien Life?

Researchers think that planets covered with water may not be the best candidates for the search for extraterrestrial life. Can water-covered planet...

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Published: 2017-11-30 17:13 0

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Another Unexpected Effect Climate Change: Dumber Bearded Dragons?

Scientists say that rising temperatures may make bearded dragons grow up to be less intelligent than their predecessors. A bearded dragon showing...

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Published: 2017-11-30 20:13 0

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Football Fervor Sets Off Earthquake Alarms in Peru

When’s the last time you can truly say that you got so ecstatic over something that you literally set off an earthquake alert? For football fans...

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Published: 2017-11-30 23:13 0

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A Lost Ancient Castle Has Been Found Deep Beneath a Lake’s Surface

Archaeologists have found a mysterious 3,000-year-old castle deep in the waters of Turkey’s Lake Van.   Video by National Geographic...

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Published: 2017-12-01 02:13 0

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What Turned a Night in Finland into Day

Video footage shows the amazing moment that a fireball from a meteor lit up the night sky over Finland with the brightness of 100 full moons.  ...

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Published: 2017-12-01 17:13 0

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If You’re Pregnant, Stay Away from E-Cigarettes, Too

Though e-cigarettes have been touted as a healthier and safer alternative to regular cigarettes, vaping while pregnant may also cause birth defects, a...

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Published: 2017-12-01 20:13 0

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Scientists Predict More Earthquakes for 2018

The Earth is set to experience a change in the speed of its rotation, which may possibly cause more earthquakes to occur next year. Are we set to s...

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Published: 2017-12-01 23:13 0

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Yet Another (Scientific) Reason For You to Get a Dog

Though there are already a number of health benefits associated with having a dog, researchers have found another reason for you to get a furry friend...

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Published: 2017-12-02 02:13 0

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Over 20,000 Bronze Age Tablets Reveal the Secrets of the Assyrian Civilization

4,000-year-old clay tablets unearthed in Turkey reveal the location of 11 “lost” ancient Assyrian cities, as well as several aspects of an...

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Published: 2017-12-02 05:13 0

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Who--Or What--Is Killing These Great White Sharks?

Though great white sharks are known to be one of the most formidable predators in the sea, something else has been turning them into prey. What's t...

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Published: 2017-12-02 08:13 0

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Controversial “Human Head Transplant” Has Red Flags Waving All Over It

Surgeon Sergio Canavero claims to have successfully performed the first ever human head transplant, but has he really? How "successful" was this tr...

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Published: 2017-12-02 20:13 0

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These Cliff Carvings May be the Oldest Depictions of Man’s Best Friend

Engravings depicting 13 dogs accompanying what looks to be a hunter may be the oldest known depiction of dogs. The landscape of Shuwaymis [Photo v...

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Published: 2017-12-03 11:13 0

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A 260-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest was Discovered in Antarctica

It may be hard to visualize, or even believe, but a forest used to thrive in the expanse that is now Antarctica. Recently, however, researchers discov...

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Published: 2017-12-03 14:13 0

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Sending a Message in a Bottle to Possible Extraterrestrial Life on a Nearby Planet

Hypothetical intelligent residents of the planet GJ 273b, which may be capable of supporting life, will hear from us in about 12 years or so--if they...

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Published: 2017-12-03 17:13 0

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How the Ancient Art of Origami Influenced Spacecraft Design

NASA is working on a new piece of spacecraft hardware whose design was inspired by the complexity and efficiency of the ancient Japanese art of origam...

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Published: 2017-12-03 20:13 0

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The Search for the Mysterious Source of Earth’s Antimatter

Something out there is blasting Earth with antimatter particles. What exactly is this source, and why is it flooding our atmosphere with antimatter?...

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Published: 2017-12-03 23:13 0

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Did Humans Evolve Only in Africa? Hominin Skull Found in China May Suggest Otherwise

One widely accepted theory in human evolution is that modern humans evolved in Africa. However, a new analysis of an ancient hominin skull may force u...

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Published: 2017-11-17 19:31 0

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Earth-Sized World May be the Nearest Exoplanet Able to Support Life

At just 11 light years away. the exoplanet Ross 128b may be the closest planet to Earth that can support life, making it a prime target for the search...

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Published: 2017-11-17 22:31 0

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The “Virtual Nation” of Asgardia Sends Its First Satellite to Space

The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has just crossed a significant milestone: it launched its first satellite on November 12. Is this the early beginnings o...

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Published: 2017-11-18 01:31 0

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Doxxing: Why People Expose Others’ Personal Information Online

Researchers take a scientific approach to explaining the modern-day phenomenon of doxxing, wherein someone maliciously publicizes a person’s pri...

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Published: 2017-11-18 04:31 0

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The Secret of the Rare, Age-Defying Amish Gene Mutation

A rare gene mutation that arose in an Amish population seems to be able to extend life spans by ten years and even protect against diabetes. A gene...

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Published: 2017-11-18 07:31 0

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Carbon Emissions are on the Rise Again, Reports Say

Carbon emissions levels remained largely unchanged for three years, but are now rising again. It’s still unclear, however, if this is the beginn...

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Published: 2017-11-18 10:31 0

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Archaeologists Discover the Earliest Evidence of Winemaking

We don’t usually think of Stone Age people to be particularly refined, but archaeologists have discovered that the fine art of winemaking likely...

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Published: 2017-11-18 13:31 0

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The Desperate Bid to Rescue 10 Stranded Sperm Whales

Rescuing one sperm whale, which can weigh 35,000 to 57,000 kilograms, is already quite the challenge. So how do you rescue 10 of the creatures, all of...

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Published: 2017-11-18 16:31 0

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NASA and Uber Team Up to Develop a Flying Car Project

We’re getting closer and closer to a Jetsons-like future with NASA and Uber’s new collaboration on developing a flying car. Visualizat...

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Published: 2017-11-18 19:31 0

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Straight Outta Your Nightmares: Rare “Prehistoric” Shark with 300 Teeth Seen Off Portugal

A rarely-seen shark species that once occupied the world alongside dinosaurs--and may have inspired maritime myths of sea serpents--has been caught of...

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Published: 2017-11-18 20:31 0

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