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Manuka Honey: Superfood or Snake Oil

Manuka honey has been touted to be a superfood that can be used to treat several conditions, but what exactly can--and can’t--manuka honey do?...

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Published: 2017-11-18 23:31 0

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How Long Can Microorganisms Live on Mars?

Scientists have found that microorganisms can survive in the harsh surface conditions of Mars for millions of years, which is much longer than previou...

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Published: 2017-11-19 00:31 0

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2017 is Set to be One of the Hottest Years on Record

The year may not be up yet, but scientists are already saying that 2017 will be among the three hottest years on record.     Does this...

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Published: 2017-11-19 03:31 0

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Gluten May Not be to Blame for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Short-chain carbohydrates, not gluten, may be what’s triggering your non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Can't have what your friends are having a...

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Published: 2017-11-19 04:31 0

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If Music Gives You Chills, It May be Because Your Brain is Special

If you get goosebumps when you listen to music, then it’s likely that your brain is wired differently. It also means that you have higher emotio...

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Published: 2017-11-19 11:31 0

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An Awakening: Will Iceland’s Tallest Volcano Wreak Devastation Once Again?

Unusual seismic activity in the region of Öræfajökull, a formidable Icelandic volcano, has scientists worried that another eruption ma...

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Published: 2017-11-19 12:31 0

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UN to Discuss the Use of Killer Robots

Several artificial intelligence experts have been calling for a ban on the use of so-called “killer robots”. Will their calls fall on deaf...

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Published: 2017-11-19 15:31 0

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Physical Attraction isn’t All About Looks, According to Science

A pretty face isn’t the only thing that makes people attractive, scientists have found. Our voice and smell also play a significant role in phys...

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Published: 2017-11-19 18:31 0

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The Kindness of Bonobos: Why “Human Decency” isn’t Unique to Humans

Bonobos are capable of being kind to complete strangers, even when there’s no benefit to it.     Is kindness a uniquely human tra...

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Published: 2017-11-19 21:31 0

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Why Declawing Cats Should be Illegal Everywhere

As the city of Denver, Colorado considers a ban on declawing cats, let’s look at why people declaw their cats and why the practice should be ban...

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Published: 2017-11-11 23:06 0

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Women in Science: Elizabeth Stern

Learn more about Elizabeth Stern, the woman who helped us gain more understanding about the diagnosis, treatment, as well as the prevention of cervica...

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Published: 2017-11-12 02:06 0

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Perfectly Preserved Cave Lion Cub Gives Hope to Cloning Cave Lions Back to Life

The well-preserved remains of a cave lion cub that dates back to the last Ice Age may make it possible to resurrect cave lions.   The paws of...

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Published: 2017-11-12 05:06 0

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Doctors Replace Almost All of a Boy’s Skin to Save His Life

A young Syrian refugee suffering from a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder has received gene therapy that replaced 80% of his epidermis. The...

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Published: 2017-11-12 08:06 0

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Ancient Roman Politician Celebrated Election Victory With a Sundial in His Name

Archaeologists discovered a 2,000-year-old proof that politicians have always been a little full of of themselves, even when they intend to share thei...

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Published: 2017-11-13 02:06 0

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Heartbreak as Vaquita Capture and Conservation Efforts End

Efforts to save the vaquita by capturing the last remaining of the Mexican porpoises in the wild have come to halt after the one that experts captured...

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Published: 2017-11-13 05:06 0

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The Star That Won’t Stay Dead

There’s a star out there that’s been repeatedly imploding over a period of 50 years--but it just wouldn’t stay dead. This has led as...

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Published: 2017-11-13 08:06 0

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Astronomers Find Seven New Giant Radio Galaxies

Astronomers in Mexico have identified seven large extragalactic radio sources, which are also known by the name giant radio galaxies. The radio galax...

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Published: 2017-11-13 11:06 0

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Archaeologists Discover an Amazing Ancient Greek Masterpiece

Researchers found a stunningly intricate carving on a 3,500-year-old gemstone that measures less than an inch and a half long. The Pylos Combat Aga...

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Published: 2017-11-13 14:06 0

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The Rare and Diverste Wildlife of Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains Area

The Greater Blue Mountains Area may be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it also harbors some of the rarest wildlife in the world. Ae...

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Published: 2017-11-13 17:06 0

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The First Americans May Have Arrived Earlier Than Previously Thought

Not only did the first Americans arrive on the continent earlier than scientists thought, but they may have also traveled by sea instead of a land bri...

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Published: 2017-11-14 02:06 0

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Uncovering the Secrets of Our Closest Neighboring Star

Astronomers have found that Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our solar system, is surrounded by a ring of cosmic dust. This indicates that Proxim...

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Published: 2017-11-13 23:06 0

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What Caused the Death of Hundreds of Sea Turtles in El Salvador?

300 to 400 sea turtles have turned up dead off the coast of El Salvador, and scientists are on a mission to find out why.     Locals ha...

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Published: 2017-11-13 20:06 0

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Has the White House Finally Admitted That Anthropogenic Climate Change is Real?

Not really. However, the White House did approve the newly-released Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), which unequivocally states that climate cha...

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Published: 2017-11-14 05:06 0

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What Photographing Atlantic Puffins is Like

When National Geographic Your Shot photographer Sunil Gopalan spotted a puffin going home with a mouth full of tiny fish, he knew he found something s...

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Published: 2017-11-14 08:06 0

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Scientists Identify an Orangutan Species That May be the Rarest Great Ape on Earth

A tiny orangutan population living in Sumatra has turned out to be the newest orangutan species known to science. Though newly discovered, this specie...

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Published: 2017-11-15 11:06 0

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Confirmed: We Actually Do Like Dogs More Than We Like Other People

Researchers have found that people may indeed like dogs more than they like other people. Why do we like dogs more than other people? Believe it or...

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Published: 2017-11-15 14:06 0

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Huge Winged Predator was One of the Largest Animals to Ever Take Flight

This terrifying winged dinosaur, which was the size of a small aircraft, terrorized both the sky and land during its tenure on Earth. Good thing it&rs...

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Published: 2017-11-15 17:06 0

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The T. Rex’s Tiny Arms May Have Actually Functioned as Vicious Weapons

While a Tyrannosaurus rex’s arms seem puny and pathetic, they may have been used as vicious weapons that enabled the fearsome dinosaur to captur...

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Published: 2017-11-15 20:06 0

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There is a Huge, Mysterious Void Inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Scientists announced that the Great Pyramid of Giza contains a mysterious, never-before-seen chamber measuring at least a hundred feet long. The G...

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Published: 2017-11-15 23:06 0

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What Would Aliens Look Like? More Like Us Than We May Think, Scientists Say

Scientists think that we may have more in common in aliens--looks-wise, anyway--than sci-fi would like us to believe.     At this point...

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Published: 2017-11-03 01:21 0

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