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Titan's Surface Much Like That of Earth

Titan’s Surface Much Like That of Earth

Saturn's moon Titan may be light-years away from Earth, but the two bodies have many characteristics in common: Wind, rain, volcanoes, tectonics and other Earth-like conditions all sculpt features on Titan, but act in an environment many times colder than ...
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Dolphins in distress

Dead and dying bottlenose dolphins are washing up along the Mid-Atlantic coast at an alarming rate. Since June, more than 120 dolphins have appeared on beaches from New York to Virginia—seven times the typical number. Early this month, the National ...
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The world’s largest virus

A huge virus discovered in sediment on the Chilean coast and another in an Australian pond are not only the largest scientists have ever seen, but also among the most baffling. A single so-called pandora virus is 1,000 times the ...
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The sad state of warehoused children

Russian orphanages are a scandal, said Jennifer Rankin. State institutions house nearly 400,000 children, a population larger than many cities. But less than one third of these children are actually orphans. Many “fall into the system when their parents, often ...
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Turmeric Could Boost Memory

Turmeric Could Boost Memory

If you are not a big fan of Indian Food you may change your mind due to the fact that a study shows that Turmeric, a spice used in many Indian dishes, may help in the function of memory and ...
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Study: Painkillers Dull Pleasure

Every week, more than 50 million Americans take acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other popular painkillers, to ease their aches and pains. But a new study has revealed that the drug also dulls emotions—including happiness. Prior research ...
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Does Screen Time Hurt Kids' Bodies And Brains?

Does Screen Time Hurt Kids’ Bodies And Brains?

In a new study on screen time and mind and body development shows that it may have serious health consequences.  It covered the connectivity in the brain between spending time in front of a screen or actual reading.  They showed ...
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Death By Coke

A mother-of-eight, 30, died suddenly from a cardiac arrest because she drank up to 18 pints of Coke every day for years, a coroner has ruled. Natasha Harris died at home in Invercargill on New Zealand's south island. An inquest ...
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how many surgeons does it take to remove a polish screwdriver?

■    A Polish man impaled his head on a screwdriver, but only realized it later, when he saw himself in his rear-view mirror. "I don't remember what happened that day," said the 25-year-old, who doesn't want to be named. "At ...
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Lego Censors Chinese Artist

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has accused Lego of ‘censorship and discrimination’ after it refused to let him to use its bricks in a new exhibition. The artist also suggested the Danish toymaker was worried about offending Beijing as it ...
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