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The Mysterious Egyptian Pharaoh Who Had Gigantism

A relief fragment depicting Sanakht smiting an enemy [Photo by Captmondo via Wikimedia]     Sanakht, a Third Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, m...

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Published: 2017-08-31 07:11 0

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Celebrities Twitter Accounts Look Like Twitter Bots, Researchers Find

Illustration by Michelle Henry     Researchers at the University of Cambridge found something interesting about famous people and the way...

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Published: 2017-08-31 13:11 0

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Researchers Observe Homosexual Dolphins off the Australian Coast

  Researchers at Murdoch University have come across a pod of dolphins engaging in homosexual behavior in the waters off Australia's western c...

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Published: 2017-08-31 16:11 0

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Humans Prefer Imperfect, Awkward Robots, Study Finds

  Researchers have found that we like bumbling, awkward robots that make mistakes better than we like robots that work perfectly.   Th...

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Published: 2017-08-31 19:11 0

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Why is This Bird Feeding Goldfish?

    Video footage from back in 2010 shows a bird feeding goldfish by dropping food into waiting mouths in the water. The caption include...

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Published: 2017-08-31 22:11 0

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The Near-Mythical Ancestors of Modern and Ancient Greeks

Image by Alexikoua   Ancient Greeks idealized and talked a lot about their Mycenaean ancestors, a number of whom led quite interesting lives. F...

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Published: 2017-09-01 01:11 0

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Unmeltable Ice Cream Takes Japan by Storm

  Scientists in Japan have created unmeltable ice cream that are guaranteed to make your summer days even better.   Food trends come a...

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Published: 2017-09-01 04:11 0

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Why are These Sperm Whales Standing in the Ocean?

  Let sleeping dogs lie, they say, but what do you do for sleeping sperm whales? When photos of sperm whales standing in the ocean surfaced, p...

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Published: 2017-09-01 07:11 0

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Send a #MessageToVoyager to Celebrate the Spacecraft's 40 Years in Space

  Have you ever been told to reach for the stars? Well, you can now with just a single hashtag. NASA has asked people to send a short and swee...

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Published: 2017-09-01 10:11 0

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Hubble Spies a Glowing Stratosphere on a Giant Exoplanet

  WASP-121b, a giant, superhot exoplanet, may have a stratosphere just like Earth does. Astronomers report that Hubble detected signatures of...

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Published: 2017-09-02 01:11 0

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People Will Do Just About Anything to Protect Their Reputation, Study Finds

  Would you rather lose a hand or be known forever as a Nazi? The answer to this might give us an idea as to the lengths that people will go t...

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Published: 2017-09-02 04:11 0

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How Cutting Onions Up Makes Us Cry

  We probably wouldn't go through the trouble of cutting onions up if they didn't make our dishes so tasty. Unfortunately, we have to sacrific...

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Published: 2017-09-02 07:11 0

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Trump Admin Waives Environmental Laws to Greenlight Mexico Border Wall

  The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will waive existing environmental laws in order to push through with building the Mexi...

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Published: 2017-09-02 10:11 0

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Climate Change Communication: Is Getting into the Gloom and Doom Effective?

  A lot of news and research about climate change can be quite bleak. Take, for example, this article by New York Magazine titled “The U...

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Published: 2017-09-03 01:11 0

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August 2017 is an Awesome Month for Stargazing

You're going to need to block off quite a number of nights this month to go stargazing.   We've probably heard of the total solar eclipse that...

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Published: 2017-09-03 04:11 0

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Baby Born “Pregnant” with Twin in Rare Case of Fetus in Fetu

  Doctors in Mumbra, India were surprised to be confronted with a very rare case of fetus in fetu.   While the mother was pregnant, she...

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Published: 2017-09-03 07:11 0

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Destroying Illegal Ivory: Does it Really Save the Elephants?

  In a number of countries, destroying illegal ivory products has been a way to combat the illegal ivory trade. It sends a strong message to p...

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Published: 2017-09-03 10:11 0

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These are the Most Scientifically Funny English Words

  When researchers found which funny English words made people laugh the most, they basically proved that we're all just unsophisticated 12-ye...

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Published: 2017-08-06 11:25 0

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And the Dirtiest Household Item Award Goes To...

  The kitchen sponge.   Scientists have confirmed that no, the toilet is not the dirtiest household item in terms of the presence of ba...

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Published: 2017-08-06 14:25 0

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Archaeologists Unearth a Six-Foot Tall Statue Near Angkor Wat

  Archaeologists have dug up what is probably one of the most important archaeological finds in Southeast Asia. A site near the world-famous A...

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Published: 2017-08-06 19:25 0

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The Mediterranean Diet Works, but Only if You're Well-Off

  New research has found that the famed Mediterranean diet is indeed effective—if you belong to a higher socio-economic bracket, that is...

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Published: 2017-08-07 16:25 0

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Earth is Likely to Get 2 Degrees Warmer by the End of the 21st Century

  Two different studies using two different methods have found that global temperatures are likely to rise 2ºC above pre-industrial level...

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Published: 2017-08-07 19:25 0

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A Scientist Gets Himself Stung by Bees so You Won't Have To

  People do things for love, for fame, for money, for the love of money and fame. Then there are those who do things for science, like getting...

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Published: 2017-08-08 00:25 0

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The Inevitability of Life, According to Physics

  Biophysicist Jeremy England claims that life inevitably came about because of physics—specifically, thermodynamics. Life, therefore, i...

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Published: 2017-08-08 03:25 0

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How to Watch the North American Total Eclipse Without Blinding Yourself

  We've all known since we were kids that we shouldn't look directly at the sun. However, with the North American total eclipse coming on Augu...

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Published: 2017-08-08 08:25 0

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Three Futuristic Technologies We'd Love to Have

The gadgets and futuristic technologies we see on sci-fi shows are intriguing at the least. Frequently, we can imagine what it would be like to have t...

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Published: 2017-08-08 11:25 0

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Life on Titan Could be Possible Due to Newly-Discovered Molecule

  Planetary scientists have found an organic compound that could be vital to the presence of life on Titan.   Titan is Saturn's largest...

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Published: 2017-08-02 00:25 0

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Scientists Explore the Cause of Out-of-Body Experiences

  New findings tell us what may cause out-of-body experiences (OBEs).   An out-of-body experience has long been in the realm of spiritu...

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Published: 2017-08-02 10:25 0

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The Genetic Secrets of Tardigrades, the Most Indestructible Animals on Earth

  Scientists have now found the genetic answer to why tardigrades are indestructible.   Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are ti...

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Published: 2017-08-02 05:25 0

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Genetic Engineering Produces True Blue Chrysanthemum Flowers

  Though many flowers come in a bluish color, few are truly blue. Genetic engineering, however, can turn even the reddest roses into the blues...

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Published: 2017-08-03 11:25 0

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