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 Why the Human Body Temperature Is 98.6° (37°C)
Why the Human Body Temperature Is 98.6° (37°C)
Scientists have found the reason why our body temperature is 98.6° Fahrenheit (37°C). Apparently it's the perfect balance, as it's warm enough to prevent fungal infection but not so hot that we need to eat nonstop to maintain our metabolism. picked by suebe 8 months ago
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 Scientists create singing mouse
Scientists create singing mouse
Researchers at the University of Osaka have used genetically modified mice that are prone to DNA miscopying to create a mouse that sings. Lead researcher Arikuni Uchimura says that he is doing it "with hopes of making a Mickey Mouse someday." picked by b2run 8 months ago
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 First Successful Organ Donor Dies
First Successful Organ Donor Dies
Ronald Lee Herrick, who became a medical pioneer in 1954 when he donated a kidney to his twin brother in what is considered the world’s first successful organ transplant, has died at the age of 79. picked by cb__ 8 months ago
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 Find indicates that humans originated in Isreal
Find indicates that humans originated in Isreal
Israeli archeologists have found remains of what appears to be homo sapiens in a cave in central Israel. The remains date at 400 000 years old which is twice as old as those previously found in Africa. This find may rewrite the current theory on where humans originated. picked by b2run 8 months ago
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 11 Years Later, Third Triplet Is Born
11 Years Later, Third Triplet Is Born
Ryleigh Shepherd was conceived in 1998, the same year as her 11-year-old twin sisters, but she wasn't born until 2010. picked by suebe 8 months ago
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 LOOK UP! Quadrantid meteor shower on the 3rd or 4th of January
LOOK UP! Quadrantid meteor shower on the 3rd or 4th of January
Many meteor-watching veterans will tell you that the Quadrantids put on one of the very best displays of shooting stars all year. And this year moonlight will not be a factor, because the moon is new on the night of January 3–4, when the shower peaks. picked by kakana 8 months ago
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 80% of Antibiotics Sold in US Go to Farm Animals
80% of Antibiotics Sold in US Go to Farm Animals
The use of antibiotics on the farm is a concern because resistance factors can move freely between species of bacteria. picked by stinkobinko 8 months ago
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 'Eternal' solar plane's records are confirmed
'Eternal' solar plane's records are confirmed
The UK-built solar-powered Zephyr aeroplane has been confirmed as a record-breaker following its non-stop two-week flight earlier this year. picked by scififan2715 8 months ago
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 Print Your Dinner
Print Your Dinner
Printing your food is getting closer to reality as Cornell University scientists jump on the bandwagon.

Yummy! picked by suebe 8 months ago
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 Eight-Year-Olds Published in Scientific Journal For Elementary School Project on Bees
Eight-Year-Olds Published in Scientific Journal For Elementary School Project on Bees
The budding scientists, working under the "light supervision" of a neuroscientist from University College, London, trained bees to go to targets of varying colors by rewarding them with sugar. They reported that the bees were capable of learning and remembering cues based on color and pattern -- a finding that the Royal Society called "a genuine advance." picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 How Reindeer Fly - With Magic Mushrooms
How Reindeer Fly - With Magic Mushrooms
Reindeer deliberately seek out the mind-bending fungi to escape the monotony of dreary, long winters. Herdsmen then drink their pee to get a secondary high. Explains all that flying, doesn't it? picked by suebe 8 months ago
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 What do you get the person who has everything?
What do you get the person who has everything?
Rats with Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia, and Cancer.Sigma also sells off-the-shelf rats, and offers rats and mice with knockout genes made to order...$445. picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 Chimp "Girls" Play With "Dolls" Too—First Wild Evidence
Chimp "Girls" Play With "Dolls" Too—First Wild Evidence
Wild young female chimpanzee use sticks as dolls, but males rarely do—suggesting there's at least some biological basis to gender-based toy choices, a new study says. The research represents the first time wild animals of different sexes have been observed playing differently with objects. picked by bingo 8 months ago
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 This Intergalactic Telephone Would Be Powered by the Sun
This Intergalactic Telephone Would Be Powered by the Sun
In the far future, humans might communicate across great interstellar distances—light years, in fact—using an immense intergalactic communications array powered by the Sun. picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
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