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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 What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously?
What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously?
Don't act like you haven't wondered. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Inside the bullied brain:The alarming neuroscience of taunting
Inside the bullied brain:The alarming neuroscience of taunting
In the wake of several tragedies that have made bullying a high-profile issue, it’s becoming clear that harassment by one’s peers is something more than just a rite of passage. Bullied kids are more likely to be depressed, anxious, and suicidal. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 NASA Finds New Life
NASA Finds New Life
The implications of this discovery are enormous to our understanding of life itself and the possibility of finding beings in other planets that don't have to be like planet Earth. picked by delta 1 month ago
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 Promiscuity Linked to Genetics
Promiscuity Linked to Genetics
A particular version of a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4 is linked to people's tendency toward both infidelity and uncommitted one-night stands, the researchers reported Nov. 30 in the online open-access journal PloS One. picked by Moogle 1 month ago
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 Ten questions science must answer
Ten questions science must answer
For 350 years, the Royal Society has called on the world's biggest brains to unravel the mysteries of science. Its president, Martin Rees, considers today's big issues, while leading thinkers describe the puzzles they would love to see solved picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans
Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans
Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the ageing process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice. The experimental treatment developed by researchers at Harvard Medical School turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies. picked by BernardBlack 2 months ago
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 First Fishing Bat Discovered in Europe
First Fishing Bat Discovered in Europe
The long-fingered bat is the first bat species in Europe known to catch and eat fish, scientists say.

Weighing around 0.3 ounce (9 grams) and measuring just over 1.5 inches (42 millimeters), the minuscule bat was long thought to feed only on insects. Scientists were therefore surprised... picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Large Hadron Collider proves the universe was once a liquid
Large Hadron Collider proves the universe was once a liquid
The world's most powerful particle accelerator smashed together lead nuclei at the highest energies possible, creating dense sub-atomic particles that reach temperatures of over ten trillion degrees. Beyond being awesome, this achievement shows the early universe was actually a liquid. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 The 9 Circles of Scientific Hell
The 9 Circles of Scientific Hell
Dante's Inferno: a classic of world literature, the definitive statement of the mediaeval Christian world-view, the first major work in the Italian language, and the basis for a violent videogame. The poem offers a tour through the nine increasingly horrible levels of Hell, in which sinners are tormented forever. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Doctors Mystified by Case of World's Thinnest Woman
Doctors Mystified by Case of World's Thinnest Woman
Texas native Lizzie Velasquez, 21, is thinner than anyone thought possible. She spends her days wolfing down burgers, fries and cake, consuming more than three times the normal calorie requirements. Doctors can't explain how she can be so underweight and still alive. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 New pill greatly reduces HIV risk for men
New pill greatly reduces HIV risk for men
A daily pill containing drugs to treat HIV can greatly reduce their chance of getting HIV according to a study in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). picked by 2manyusernames 2 months ago
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 A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight?
A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight?
Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you're walking straight, but a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles. picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Epilepsy’s Big, Fat Miracle
Epilepsy’s Big, Fat Miracle
In an average week, Sam consumes a quart and a third of heavy cream, nearly a 1.5 sticks of butter, 13 ts of coconut oil, 20 slices of bacon and 9 eggs. The diet, which drastically reduces the amount of carbohydrates he takes in, tricks his body into a starvation state in which it burns fat, and not carbs, for fuel. Remarkably, and for reasons that are still unclear, this process — called ke... read full post picked by NoPantsMan 2 months ago
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 What makes people psychopaths
What makes people psychopaths
WHAT makes people psychopaths is not an idle question. Prisons are packed with them. So, according to some, are boardrooms. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Surgeons Save Girl's Hand by Grafting It onto Her Leg
Surgeons Save Girl's Hand by Grafting It onto Her Leg
When nine-year-old Ming Li lost her left hand after being run over by a tractor in July, Chinese surgeons resorted to grafting the hand onto her right calf because her wrist was too badly damaged for reattachment. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 HEALTH LESSON: Smoking marijuana
HEALTH LESSON: Smoking marijuana
Young adults who started using the drug regularly in their early teens performed significantly worse on cognitive tests assessing brain function than did subjects who were at least 16 when they started smoking.
*why do you think they call it dope?* picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Scientific regress: When science goes backward
Scientific regress: When science goes backward
It’s a fool’s errand to make precise predictions about the future. Even the famously prescient often fall on their faces. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 In space, everybody can smell your gas.
In space, everybody can smell your gas.
We humans are incredibly demanding because of our hunger and thirst—and the messy, odoriferous products of our satiety. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Why Women Are Their Own Worst Enemy
Why Women Are Their Own Worst Enemy
Let's hear from the women. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Bizarre Medical Discoveries
Bizarre Medical Discoveries
A blind person can get his sight back by implanting a tooth in his eyes picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Not so fast ...
Not so fast ...
It occurred to me recently, under conditions that I leave to your ample and likely sordid imagination (how dare you), that the very concept of “premature ejaculation” in human males is a strange one, at least from an evolutionary theoretical perspective.

(Slightly NSFW) picked by plurk 2 months ago
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 Energy scavengers redefine 'people power'
Energy scavengers redefine 'people power'
Forget the grant from the National Science Foundation that funds his research. The chunky 69-year-old with mutton-chop sideburns bouncing from work station to work station is an energy scavenger picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 No pun intended: 'Joking disease' is no joke
No pun intended: 'Joking disease' is no joke
Witzelsucht (the Germans just have the best words for everything, don't they?) is a brain dysfunction that causes all sorts of compulsive silliness: bad jokes, corny puns, wacky behavior. It's also sometimes called the "joking disease," and as Taiwanese researchers phrased it in a 2005 report, it's a "tendency to tell inappropriate and poor jokes." picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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