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Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind? Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
Four-year-old Krista and Tatiana Hogan are joined at the heads, known as craniopagus. The way the girls’ brains formed beneath the surface of their fused skulls, however, makes them beyond rare: their neural anatomy is unique, at least in the annals of recorded scientific literature. Their brain images reveal what looks like an attenuated line stretching between the two organs.
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‘Canine Houdini’ Mounts Daring Escape From Medical Facility Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
They're calling Jack, a German Shepherd from Oregon, a "canine Houdini" for the amazing skill with which he broke out of the veterinary hospital, not once, but three times where he was being treated for a severe and mysterious flu.
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Men Temporarily Lose Brain Function Around Pretty Women Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Men who spend even a short time talking to a woman they find attractive temporarily lose a little of their cognitive function, probably because the man’s brain is consumed with trying to impress the woman.
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What's living in your bellybutton? Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
N.C. State scientists find minuscule worlds of microbes and fungi thrive in human navels
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Colourblind Gamers Posted: 7 months ago by pocksucket
It's hard to decide whether to shoot the guy in the red or the guy in the green when you can't distinguish between the two. Game designers are beginning to realise that excluding up to 5% of their market with poor colour design.
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Cat With Arrow Shot In Head Gets 8 More Lives Posted: 7 months ago by suebe
Max, a three-year-old cat from Santa Cruz, California, was missing for two days when he returned to his owners' house with the arrow already lodged in his skull. Otherwise he was behaving normally.
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Researchers Build "Big Bang in a Box" at University of Maryland Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
“What we have done, with simple experimental geometry, is reconstruct the way that space-time expands,” said Igor Smolyaninov, who describes the model in a paper submitted to Physical Review Letters.
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Why people fear "chemicals" out of proportion to actual risk, Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
We know everything is made of chemicals and that without chemicals, life would be impossible. But just keep that stuff away from us, okay? It’s dangerous.
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Solar salamanders have algae in their cells Posted: 7 months ago by plurk
In 1888, a biologist called Henry Orr was collecting spotted salamander eggs from a small, swampy pool when he noticed that some of them were green. Now, more than 120 years later, scientists have found that this is due to algae that actually invade the cells of the growing embryo, becoming part of its body.
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The anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all Posted: 7 months ago by plurk
For the last 25 years anti-nuclear campaigners have been racking up the figures for deaths and diseases caused by the Chernobyl disaster, and parading deformed babies like a medieval circus. They now claim 985,000 people have been killed by Chernobyl, and that it will continue to slaughter people for generations to come. These claims are false.
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What if you get sucked out of a plane? Posted: 8 months ago by suebe
Discovery News thought it would be a good idea to ask some expert what would happen if you get sucked out of a plane. If you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet, you're pretty much going to be dead right away and there's nothing you can do about it. Want some gruesome details about how you'd die? Here's one pilot who survived.
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Man Catches disease From a Mosquito Then Infects His Wife Posted: 8 months ago by suebe
While in Sengal, Brian Foy became infected with the rare Zika virus after being bitten by a mosquito. After returning home he inadvertently passed it to his wife after having intercourse. This would be the first documented case of sexual transmission of an insect-borne disease.
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Koch-brothers-funded study confirms climate change Posted: 8 months ago by NoPantsMan
a new and methodologically interesting study, carried out by people some of whom might have been expected to take a somewhat sceptical view on the issue, seems essentially to have confirmed the results of earlier work on the rate at which the earth’s temperature is rising.
(disclaimer writer of article is obviously biased but that shouldn't detract from the story)
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Masturbation Calms Restless Leg Syndrome Posted: 8 months ago by suckersklub
What it says above.
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Walking the Line Between Good and Evil Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
Contrary to popular belief, right and wrong, moral and immoral, ethical and unethical—are not always on opposite ends of the spectrum of good and evil. In addition, the people who fight for the cause on either side may not always look or act like the one you would expect.
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'Scientists' research warns humanity may be facing 'vortex of death' Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
When the 11-year solar cycle peaked, so did human unrest, uprisings, rebellions, revolutions and all-out wars between nations. It was almost as if the intense magnetic upswing directly affected the human brain and drove Mankind into deadly emotional tantrums and frenzied killing sprees.
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The Missing , Tweeting, Bronx Zoo Cobra Has Been Found Posted: 8 months ago by suebe
Or has it? Around 2:10 p.m. it tweeted: "If you see a bag of peanuts inexplicably moving along the ground at Yankee Stadium today. Just ignore it. It's probably nothing."

Update to an earlier post
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Gravity satellite yields 'Potato Earth' view Posted: 8 months ago by NoPantsMan
latest map of the range of the strength of gravity on Earth will help researcher studying earthquakes, ocean movements, and more.
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Computer chips wired with nerve cells Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
Experiments could lead to ways of melding minds with machines.
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Coldest Star Found—No Hotter Than Fresh Coffee Posted: 8 months ago by zircon77777
Dubbed CFBDSIR 1458 10b, the star is what's called a brown dwarf. These oddball objects are often called failed stars, because they have starlike heat and chemical properties but don't have enough mass for the crush of gravity to ignite nuclear fusion at their cores.

With surface temperatures hovering around 206 degrees F (97 degrees C), the newfound star is the coldest brown dwarf seen to date.
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Cats Are No. 1 Threat to Birds Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
The American Bird Conservancy says cats kill 500 million birds each year, as opposed to the 440,000 birds killed each year by wind turbines.
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Boston Hospital Performs First Full Face Transplant Posted: 8 months ago by suebe
A construction worker badly disfigured in a power line accident two years ago has received the United States' first full face transplant at a Boston hospital. More than 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac performed the 15-hour operation last week on 25-year-old Dallas Wiens.
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Do chickens fart? Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
You'll be happy to know there is a scientific answer to that question.
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On noz! Knut the polar bear has died! Posted: 8 months ago by suebe
The four-year-old cub reportedly collapsed and died Saturday at the Berlin Zoo

R.I.P. Knut
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Antarctica, 1961: A Soviet Surgeon Has to Remove His Own Appendix Posted: 8 months ago by zircon77777
In 1961, Rogozov was stationed at a newly constructed Russian base in Antarctica. The 12 men inside were cut off from the outside world by the polar winter by March of that year. In April, the 27-year-old Rogozov began to feel ill, very ill. His symptoms were classic: he had acute appendicitis. "He knew that if he was to survive he had to undergo an operation," the British Medical Journal recounted. "But he was in the frontier conditions of a newly founded Antarctic colony on the brink of the polar night. Transportation was impossible. Flying was out of the question, because of the snowstorms. And there was one further problem: he was the only physician on the base."
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