Census of marine life
Census of marine life
The ten year census involved 2700 scientists, 80 countries, and 650 million dollars. It sampled ocean waters all over the world. picked by b2run 2 months ago
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 Study says we have some ability to see the future
Study says we have some ability to see the future
An eight year study seems to indicate that humans have some precognition ability. Others are going through the methodology but have not yet found anything that would compromise the results. picked by b2run 2 months ago
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 US army develops tooth-cleaning gum
US army develops tooth-cleaning gum
American soldiers could soon benefit from tooth-cleaning chewing gum. An army research team has developed an active ingredient that can be included in gum to keep mouths clean when toothpaste and brush are out of the question. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Seeing meat makes people less aggressive
Seeing meat makes people less aggressive
Feeling calmer yet? If you're male, McGill university says you should be; the mere sight of meat tends to reduce aggression and competitiveness. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Scientists turn a new leaf to discover a compound in daffodils that targets brain cancer
Scientists turn a new leaf to discover a compound in daffodils that targets brain cancer
An international team of scientists have turned a new leaf and "discovered" the lowly daffodil. A new research study published in the November 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal offers hope that a natural compound found in daffodil bulbs, called narciclasine, may be a powerful therapeutic against biologically aggressive forms of human brain cancers. picked by 2manyusernames 2 months ago
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 Who Has The Largest Balls?
Who Has The Largest Balls?
The age-old question "Which animal has the biggest testicles?" finally has an answer: Platycleis affinis, the tuberous bush cricket, officially has the largest balls in relation to its body mass of any species—at 14 percent of body weight. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Pluto may be the big kid in the neighbourhood
Pluto may be the big kid in the neighbourhood
New observations of the dwarf planet Eris have recalculated its size to be just less than the size of Pluto. Astronomers watched through telescopes as Eris passed in front of a star to take the measurements. picked by b2run 2 months ago
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 Beer Makes Us Civilized
Beer Makes Us Civilized
You potentially owe beer for all of the things you love about civilization, like the iPhone, the internet, cars, and not living in a cave. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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  New Self-Cloning Lizard Found in Vietnam Restaurant
New Self-Cloning Lizard Found in Vietnam Restaurant
A popular dish on Vietnamese menus is made from a lizard previously unknown to science that reproduces by cloning, scientists say. The Leiolepis ngovantrii is no run-of-the-mill reptile—the all-female species reproduces via cloning, without the need for male lizards. picked by bingo 2 months ago
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  New Self-Cloning Lizard Found in Vietnam Restaurant
New Self-Cloning Lizard Found in Vietnam Restaurant
A popular dish on Vietnamese menus is made from a lizard previously unknown to science that reproduces by cloning, scientists say. The Leiolepis ngovantrii is no run-of-the-mill reptile—the all-female species reproduces via cloning, without the need for male lizards. picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a 'mini-Big Bang'
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a 'mini-Big Bang'
ON November 7th, the Large Hadron Collider successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons. The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun. picked by NoPantsMan 2 months ago
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 Neolithic tomb unearthed in South Ronaldsay garden
Neolithic tomb unearthed in South Ronaldsay garden
"...he had always wondered what lay under an 8ft stone in the garden and eventually curiosity got the better of him." picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Make your own meteor and calculate the impact on earth
Make your own meteor and calculate the impact on earth
You can punch in the velocity, size, impact angle, density, target type and find out what kind of damage your meteor will do. picked by b2run 2 months ago
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 Why Burgers Don't Rot
Why Burgers Don't Rot
So you know all of those people that keep old McDonald's burgers around and they don't rot. Well, there may be a good reason for it, and it's not just McDonald's burgers. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Are Bedbugs Deadly?
Are Bedbugs Deadly?
With all the hoopla going on with bedbugs, especially in NYC, could they potentially cause serious—even fatal—drug-resistant staph infections? picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 No males needed.  Female reproduces asexually
No males needed. Female reproduces asexually
Researchers have found that female boa constrictors can produce a litter without mating. The all female litter shows no signs of male genetics. picked by b2run 2 months ago
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 10 strange things about the universe
10 strange things about the universe
The universe is a wacky wonderland. picked by qpon 2 months ago
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 Air Force Wants Neuroweapons to Overwhelm Enemy Minds
Air Force Wants Neuroweapons to Overwhelm Enemy Minds
It sounds like something a wild-eyed basement-dweller would come up with, after he complained about the fit of his tinfoil hat. But military bureaucrats really are asking scientists to help them “degrade enemy performance” by attacking the brain’s “chemical pathway[s].” Let the conspiracy theories begin. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 When one hand develops a mind of its own
When one hand develops a mind of its own
You know that saying "the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing"? For people with a strange disorder called alien hand syndrome, that's literally true -- the neuropsychiatric condition makes them feel as if one of their hands has taken on a mind of its own. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Commonly Believed Myths about the Human Body
Commonly Believed Myths about the Human Body
We have learned much about our bodies through old wives' tales handed down from our moms and grandmothers and even in school, but not all of it is correct. Here we look at 10 misconceptions that might surprise you. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 A cure for the common cold?
A cure for the common cold?
Cambridge scientists have been able to show for the first time that the body's immune defences can destroy the common cold virus after it has actually invaded the inner sanctum of a human cell, a feat that was believed until now to be impossible. picked by aclister 2 months ago
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 The Tortoise And The Solar Plant
The Tortoise And The Solar Plant
BrightSource Energy is constructing a solar plant in the vast wilderness and has hired a team of biologists to care for and relocate the desert's indigenous tortoises. Despite the millions the company is spending on the effort, some conservationists say the tortoises will die. picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Male Spiders Prefer Virgins
Male Spiders Prefer Virgins
Scientists have concluded that male wasp spiders, who only get laid once or twice during their short lives, prefer to do it with virgins. Is that really so much to ask for, since they're usually eaten by their partners? picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Lonely Cow
Lonely Cow
The only cow in Manhattan, Othello, is a 14-year-old Dexter cow. He is also probably the luckiest cow in the country. picked by suebe 3 months ago
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 There Are Zombies Amongst Us
There Are Zombies Amongst Us
Most of us have only seen zombies in a horror flick or at a Halloween bash, but for some it's a real idea and a way of life - they're victims of an uncommon neuropsychiatric disorder known as Cotard delusion, or walking corpse syndrome. picked by suebe 3 months ago
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