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Woman Suffers a Clinical Broken Heart After Her Dog’s Death

It turns out that broken hearts aren’t just a figure of speech.   A 62-year-old woman in Texas has reportedly suffered a clinical broke...

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Published: 2017-10-28 03:33 0

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Autopilot Mode is an Actual Thing, Scientists Say

Have you ever felt like you just went through your day on autopilot mode? It’s not just you. Scientists have now found that you’re not jus...

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Published: 2017-10-28 06:33 0

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The “Human” Teeth Fossils That Could Allegedly Rewrite History May Not be What They Seem

News broke that the discovery of 9.7 million-year-old fossilized primate teeth could apparently “rewrite human history”. However, those pr...

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Published: 2017-10-28 09:33 0

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An Artificial Intelligence Program is the Hottest New Horror Writer

As if AI that can do what we do wasn’t horrifying enough, scientists have now also come up with AI that can write horror stories.   W...

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Published: 2017-10-28 12:33 0

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Keeping Saturn’s Rings Intact is a Lunar Team Effort

Data from the Cassini spacecraft show that Saturn’s moons work together to keep Saturn’s A ring intact. Saturn and its moons [Image by&...

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Published: 2017-10-28 15:33 0

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Skills You Need to Learn to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

When it’s the zombie apocalypse, or if you’ve been stranded in the woods, will you be able to survive without the help of Google? How t...

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Published: 2017-10-28 18:33 0

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Exciting Discovery Reveals Male Dolphins Offering Love Tokens to Females

Male bottlenose dolphins in Australia have been found to offer large, opulent sea sponges to females, possibly as love tokens. A male bottlenose do...

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Published: 2017-10-28 21:33 0

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Dogs May be Communicating With Us by Making Puppy Dog Eyes

Research shows that dogs alter their own facial expressions and deploy their lethal puppy dog eyes when they know that humans are looking at them. Thi...

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Published: 2017-10-29 00:33 0

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Has Japan’s Space Agency Found Our Future Lunar Base?

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) found a huge cave on the surface of the moon, which could serve as a base and shelter for astronauts in...

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Published: 2017-10-29 15:33 0

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Dogs Can Indeed Smell Fear--Here’s How They React

Dogs are capable of smelling fear on humans, and when they do, they get scared, too. Dogs get scared when we're scared.     According...

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Published: 2017-10-29 18:33 0

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Poachers are Now Targeting Rescued Lions Living in Sanctuaries

What began as a heartwarming rescue of abused circus lions has taken a tragic turn. 33 lions were rescued from abusive circuses in Peru and Colombi...

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Published: 2017-10-29 21:33 0

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DeepMind’s AI Program AlphaGo Zero Doesn’t Need to Learn from Humans

Google artificial intelligence group DeepMind has created AlphaGo Zero, an AI program that can learn on its own, without the help of humans. A Go gam...

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Published: 2017-10-30 00:33 0

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The Happiest Country is Also The Only Carbon-Negative Country in the World

Bhutan, the happiest country in the world, is not only carbon neutral but carbon negative. Paro Taktsang, a sacred Buddhist site and temple comple...

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Published: 2017-10-30 03:33 0

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The Greek Myth of Theater Acoustics

Is it true that you’d be able to hear a pin drop in the ancient Greek theater of Epidaurus wherever you may be seated? Tour guides may say so, b...

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Published: 2017-10-19 20:33 0

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Gravitational Waves Reveal the Origin of the Universe’s Gold and Silver

Ripples in space-time caused by the collision of two neutron stars 130 million years ago reveal the cosmic origins of precious metals like gold and si...

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Published: 2017-10-19 23:33 0

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How a Volcanic Eruption Brought About the Fall of Cleopatra

A crushing defeat and an asp’s venom were ultimately the ones to bring the famous Cleopatra down, but her the seeds of her demise were likely pl...

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Published: 2017-10-20 02:33 0

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Women in Science Say “Me Too”

The Me Too campaign has brought numerous instances of sexual aggression against women in many fields and situations. Women in science are now also com...

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Published: 2017-10-20 05:33 0

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Puerto Rico’s Clean Water Problem

With 30% of Puerto Ricans still without access to potable drinking water, what can be done to give people the clean water they need? Potable drinki...

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Published: 2017-10-20 08:33 0

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The Real Replicants Helping Us Explore Space

Real-life “replicants”, or human-like robots, are helping us make space exploration more manageable for our astronauts.    ...

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Published: 2017-10-20 11:33 0

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Big Brains Enabled Whales and Dolphins to Lead “Human-Like Lives”

Researchers find a link between the big brains of whales and dolphins and the cetaceans’ ability to have social interactions as well as cultural...

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Published: 2017-10-20 14:33 0

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California Signs a Law Banning Sales from Puppy Mills

By 2019, it will be illegal for pet stores in California to sell animals that come from puppy mills. This is the first law of its kind in the US. C...

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Published: 2017-10-20 17:33 0

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The “Apocalyptic” By-Products of Storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia has produced winds like a hurricane’s,  wildfires in the Iberian peninsula, and red skies over England. Though these seem lik...

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Published: 2017-10-20 20:33 0

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Gravitational Waves: Why are They Such a Big Deal?

There’s been quite a bit of buzz around gravitational waves lately. However, many of us may not get the hype since we don’t know what thes...

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Published: 2017-10-20 23:33 0

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Ocean Clams and Worms Turn Out to be Producers of Greenhouse Gases

Ruminants like cows aren’t the only animals to produce copious amounts of greenhouse gases. Researchers have found that ocean clams and worms do...

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Published: 2017-10-26 15:33 0

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Wildfires 101: What We Need to Know

After wildfires raged in Portugal and now, more recently, Northern California, it's high time that we learn more about the origins and effects of wild...

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Published: 2017-10-25 21:33 0

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie--It Can Help Them Learn New Tricks Better

Experiments show that dogs consolidate their memories while they sleep. Sleep can therefore allow dogs to learn new tricks more efficiently. There'...

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Published: 2017-10-25 18:33 0

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Sex Addiction isn’t a Thing, Experts Reiterate

In the wake of the numerous allegations of sexual assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, experts have been reiterating that sex addiction isn&r...

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Published: 2017-10-25 15:33 0

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Colony of Adélie Penguins Suffers Massive Breeding Failure

Out of thousands of chicks born to about 18,000 breeding pairs of Adélie penguins, only two have survived a “catastophic breeding event&r...

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Published: 2017-10-25 12:33 0

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Jeremy the Lonely Lefty Snail Has Died--but Not Before Leaving a Legacy

Jeremy the lonely lefty snail led a storied life that has now, unfortunately, ended. However, his trials and tribulations weren’t for naught, as...

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Published: 2017-10-25 09:33 0

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Captive Killer Whales are Suffering From a Killer Toothache

The first-ever investigation into the teeth of captive killer whales, or orcas, show that the marine mammals are suffering from serious toothaches....

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Published: 2017-10-25 06:33 0

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