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Extreme Selective Breeding Gives an Arabian Horse a Concave Face That Horrifies Vets

Veterinarians express horror as a young Arabian horse, bred to “perfection”, sports a concave face as a result of selective breeding. T...

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Published: 2017-10-25 00:33 0

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Have the Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation Been Over-Hyped?

Scientists say that there’s a surprising lack of evidence that mindfulness meditation works the way many say it does.     There&r...

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Published: 2017-10-25 03:33 0

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True or False? American Dogs Get Better Cancer Treatment Than Nigerian People

Venture capitalist Sean Murphy claimed on social media that dogs in the US receive better cancer treatment than people in Nigeria. Is there any truth...

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Published: 2017-10-24 21:33 0

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Egg-Shaped Dwarf Planet Has a Ring Like Neptune

Astronomers discover that Haumea, a dwarf planet, can also host a ring. This is a surprising discovery, but it can also cause some trouble for spacecr...

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Published: 2017-10-24 18:33 0

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Researchers Find “Allah” Embroidered on Viking Funeral Clothes

The surprising discovery of Arabic script on Viking funeral clothes sheds new light on the contact between the Viking and Muslim worlds.   A...

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Published: 2017-10-24 15:33 0

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Flirty Blue Whales Caught on Camera During a “Heat Run”

A photographer and a scientist may have caught the first ever video of a “heat run” between blue whales.   A whale with her calf...

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Published: 2017-10-23 18:33 0

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The Far-Reaching Consequences of a Lack of Toilets

In many countries, the lack of toilets isn't just a matter of sanitation. It's also a matter of personal safety, and even life and death.   T...

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Published: 2017-10-23 15:33 0

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America Before the EPA: In Photos

Disturbing photographs depict what pollution in America was like before the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA.  

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Published: 2017-10-23 12:33 0

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Pug-Themed Events and Places are “Irresponsible”—Here's Why

Veterinarians say that the rising popularity of pug-themed events and cafes is “irresponsible”, as this can make the demand for flat-faced...

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Published: 2017-10-23 09:33 0

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Your Voice is More Emotionally Expressive Than Your Face, Study Suggests

It may be easier for us to pick up on how others are feeling by listening to their voice rather than by looking at their face.     We o...

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Published: 2017-10-23 06:33 0

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Something is Killing the Galaxies in our Universe

Is our universe dying? It might be, because something is stopping galaxies from producing new stars.   Starbirth region in the Carina Nebula...

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Published: 2017-10-23 03:33 0

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Losing Nemo: Climate Change May Keep Clownfish From Laying Eggs

Warming oceans, one of the effects of climate change, may reduce the fertility of clownfish living in sea anemone.       Coral bl...

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Published: 2017-10-22 18:33 0

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Beyond Superstition: Our Fear of Friday the 13th

Researchers have found that the collective unease over Friday the 13th—a Friday that falls on the 13th of the month—affects even those who...

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Published: 2017-10-22 15:33 0

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What is a Fire Devil? Rare Phenomenon Caught on Video in Portugal

A rare phenomenon called a fire devil occurred as firefighters battled five different wildfires in Portugal.   Uploaded by RT   &nbsp...

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Published: 2017-10-21 18:33 0

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Graves of Fierce Female Warriors Reveal Gorgeous Jewelry

The ancient female warriors of Siberia's Xiongnu people were fierce not only on the battlefield but in the field of fashion as well.   A coal...

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Published: 2017-10-21 15:33 0

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How to Save an Orphaned Baby Elephant

See the lengths that rescuers go to in order to save an orphaned baby elephant left alone in the Kenyan wild.   Rescuers tangle with a young...

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Published: 2017-10-21 12:33 0

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Just Like Us: Horses Make Facial Expressions Too

Researchers have found that horses use 17 different facial expressions to communicate.       Humans have 27 different facial expr...

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Published: 2017-10-21 09:33 0

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Our Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

Gas from massive lunar volcanic eruptions once gave the moon an atmosphere.   What kind of atmosphere did the moon have?     Th...

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Published: 2017-10-21 04:33 0

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New Google Earbuds Can Instantly Translate 40 Languages

A new set of Google earbuds, called Pixel Buds, can translate 40 different languages in real time.  

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Published: 2017-10-09 16:21 0

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Scientists Discover That the Incest Taboo Has Been Around for a Long Time

New findings show that as far back as 34,000 years ago, there was already an incest taboo among early humans. Research suggests that these humans deli...

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Published: 2017-10-09 19:21 0

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Who Betrayed Anne Frank? Artificial Intelligence May Have the Answers

Investigators are using artificial intelligence to solve the decades-old mystery of who betrayed Anne Frank and her family.   Photo via Rex...

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Published: 2017-10-09 22:21 0

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Revillagigedo Islands: Building the Largest Marine Reserve in North America

Mexico is building the largest marine reserve in North America in the area around the Revillagigedo Islands.   The island of San Benedicto in...

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Published: 2017-10-10 01:21 0

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Antarctic Iceberg Reveals a Long-Hidden Ecosystem

When an Antarctic iceberg called A-68 broke away from Larsen C ice shelf, it revealed the possible existence of an entire ecosystem that has been hidd...

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Published: 2017-10-10 02:21 0

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Hormones are to Blame for Aggressive Dogs, Scientists Say

Higher levels of a hormone called vasopressin may be what makes aggressive dogs.   How do you keep your dog from becoming too aggressive towa...

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Published: 2017-10-10 03:21 0

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Who Gave Humanity the Genital Herpes Virus?

Scientists have discovered the ancient hominin species that gave Homo erectus the genital herpes virus.   A cast of a P. boisei skull, used...

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Published: 2017-10-10 16:21 0

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Fukushima Radiation is Coming From a Mysterious New Source

Fuskushima radiation from 2011 is popping up again from sands and groundwater 97 kilometers away from the nuclear power plant site.   An aer...

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Published: 2017-10-10 17:21 0

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Grass-Fed Cows Won't Help You Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

Eating grass-fed beef isn't the best way to reduce your carbon footprint, researchers have found. Reducing global livestock consumption is likely to b...

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Published: 2017-10-10 18:21 0

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Blue Pill or Red Pill: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

Theoretical physicists at Oxford University and Hebrew University have found proof that we are not just a meticulously detailed game of The Sims. &nb...

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Published: 2017-10-10 19:21 0

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Remembering Sputnik 1: Earth's First Man-Made Satellite

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, a satellite the size of a beach ball. Let's commemorate the 60th anniversary of the launch of...

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Published: 2017-10-11 16:21 0

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Human Impact is Also Affecting the Frequency of Earthquakes, Scientists Say

Researchers have found that human impact has had something to do with several earthquakes that have occurred over the past 150 years.   Have...

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Published: 2017-10-11 17:21 0

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