Why Do People Believe in Fantasies?
Why Do People Believe in Fantasies?
We human beings sure are gullible. Polls report that 27 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, and 25 percent in astrology. Others believe mediums, fortunetellers, faith healers and assorted magical phenomena. picked by Bornbad 4 weeks ago
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 They call him Jumbo-san
They call him Jumbo-san
In Japan, being fat remains noteworthy, something that makes you stand out in a shameful way in a conformist society. picked by stinkobinko 4 weeks ago
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 Evidence of Activity BEFORE the Big Bang
Evidence of Activity BEFORE the Big Bang
There's something exciting afoot in the world of cosmology. picked by stinkobinko 4 weeks ago
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 Ancient Forest Emerges Mummified from the Arctic: Clues to Future Warming Impact
Ancient Forest Emerges Mummified from the Arctic: Clues to Future Warming Impact
A research team probing a melting glacier near Canada's northernmost point of land has discovered a "mummified" forest that's at least two million years old, with "perfectly preserved" tree trunks, branches and leaves from a time when the Arctic was transforming from a temperate environment into the ecological ice box it's been for millennia. picked by mutil8or 4 weeks ago
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 Mistletoe Faces Extinction
Mistletoe Faces Extinction
Those blokes over in the UK may be seeing their last sprig of mistletoe this Christmas, as Scientific American reports that it's disappearing from its historic habitats. Pucker up now! picked by suebe 4 weeks ago
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 EPA Allowed Bee-Toxic Pesticide Despite Warnings
EPA Allowed Bee-Toxic Pesticide Despite Warnings
It's not just the State and Defense departments that are reeling this month from leaked documents. The EPA now has some explaining to do picked by stinkobinko 4 weeks ago
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 Lego Antikythera Mechanism
Lego Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera mechanism is the oldest known complex scientific calculator. Now it has been rebuilt from LEGO, fully functional, just like they dreamed it up over 2 thousand years ago. picked by delta 4 weeks ago
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 The Physics of Terror
The Physics of Terror
After studying four decades of terrorism, Aaron Clauset thinks he’s found mathematical patterns that can help governments prevent and prepare for major terror attacks. The U.S. government seems to agree. picked by Bornbad 4 weeks ago
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 Poop Transplants Save Lives
Poop Transplants Save Lives
Just in case you wondering, a thing called a "fecal transplant" exists, and saves lives. Like most terrible medical phenomena, we can blame poop transplants on Purell moms and the antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" they hath wrought. NSFL picked by suebe 4 weeks ago
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 Don't Come to Stockholm! Madame Curie's Nobel Scandal
Don't Come to Stockholm! Madame Curie's Nobel Scandal
Here's a Nobel story I bet most of you have never heard of. It concerns, of all people, Madame Curie. picked by bingo 4 weeks ago
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 To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More
To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More
"I really enjoy my mother's cooking," he says. "I'm going to savor it while I can." picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Buttock-Cupping: A New Form Of Alternative Medicine?
Buttock-Cupping: A New Form Of Alternative Medicine?
Obviously, the involvement of a sensitive area of the body poses special challenges. Ethical practice is of significant concern. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Multivitamins: Most likely myth, not magic
Multivitamins: Most likely myth, not magic
It's difficult to discern what multivitamins do -- if anything. Yet Americans continue to shell out $23.7 billion a year on supplements, even following the news this month that the high levels of vitamin D once thought to ward off chronic diseases and improve health problems may be unnecessary or harmful. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Coffee and Donuts Make You Smarter
Coffee and Donuts Make You Smarter
Countering decades of cop and office cliches, a new study purports that a breakfast meal of coffee and donuts could make you smarter. picked by suebe 1 month ago
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 Swallow 1500 parasitic worm eggs and call me in the morning
Swallow 1500 parasitic worm eggs and call me in the morning
Man has ulcerative colitis. Doctors say only option is removing the colon, requiring a colostomy bag. Instead he seeks out and finds a successful alternative cure - allowing 1000+ parasitic worms to live in his gut. picked by 2manyusernames 1 month ago
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 LOIC Cyber Wars: It's On
LOIC Cyber Wars: It's On
Anonymous users with no knowledge of hacking may now launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on websites picked by stinkobinko 1 month ago
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 Tooth Decay to Be a Thing of the Past?
Tooth Decay to Be a Thing of the Past?
Enzyme Responsible for Dental Plaque Sticking to Teeth Deciphered. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 First carbon rich planet is discovered
First carbon rich planet is discovered
Although the planet is too hot for habitation, its discovery raises hopes that other carbon rich planets exist. picked by b2run 1 month ago
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 Ugly Animals Need Protection from Extinction, Too
Ugly Animals Need Protection from Extinction, Too
Zoos have helped save endangered species that have lost their habitats with captive breeding and other programs, but are they only saving the poster-species that zoo-goers find aesthetically pleasing?

(Bats are my favorite animal!) picked by bingo 1 month ago
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 Betty Botter's Butter's PBDEs Make Her Batter Bitter.
Betty Botter's Butter's PBDEs Make Her Batter Bitter.
Scientists find extremely high concentrations of a flame-retardant compound in a supermarket sample of brand-name butter. picked by stinkobinko 1 month ago
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 7 Illegal Drugs That Are Surprisingly Good Medicine
7 Illegal Drugs That Are Surprisingly Good Medicine
Many people know in the fifties and sixties, the government experimented with LSD to test its properties as an agent of war, but few people know that the psychiatric community also took interest. Studies in the fifties showed that using LSD to treat alcoholism resulted in a 50% success rate -shocking compared to the 10% success rate from Alcoholics Anonymous. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Female Vets Especially Vulnerable To Suicide
Female Vets Especially Vulnerable To Suicide
The rate of suicide among female veterans was compared to the rate of suicide among female civilians, and found that in general female vets are much more likely to commit suicide than their civilian peers, especially younger vets.

Female veterans — age 18 to 34 — are three times as likely as their civilian peers to die by suicide, picked by bingo 1 month ago
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 Arsenic Life Is Nice; Living Clouds Are Nicer
Arsenic Life Is Nice; Living Clouds Are Nicer
Otherwise sane and respected astrobiologist David Grinspoon says that under the right circumstances, clouds could become living things. With intelligence, even. Carl Sagan thought so, too. picked by bingo 1 month ago
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 Deadly Medicine
Deadly Medicine
Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year. Will that number go up, now that most clinical trials are conducted overseas—on sick Russians, homeless Poles, and slum-dwelling Chinese—in places where regulation is virtually nonexistent picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Study says pollution makes birds gay
Study says pollution makes birds gay
Researchers found that a high-mercury diet had an effect on the mating behavior of white ibises confined in a net-covered aviary at the University of Florida. They said the degree of homosexual pairing increased along with the birds' mercury exposure. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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