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Gold’s cosmic origins

All the gold on Earth was forged in the collisions of massively dense stars billions of years ago. Astronomers have come to this conclusion after observing and analyzing the afterglow of a crash between two neutron stars in a galaxy ...
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The evolutionary roots of monogamy

The evolutionary roots of monogamy

As an evolutionary strategy, the evolutionary roots of monogamy have long puzzled scientists: When a male pairs off for life with one female, he limits how many offspring he can produce, thus reducing his chances to pass on his genes ...
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Turning walks into watts

The average human being generates about eight watts of energy with each step, most of which is expended as vibration. It may not sound like much, but take the 30,000 or more people who pass through a major-city subway hub ...
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honest taxi driver to the rescue

■    Brazilian taxi driver Adilson Luiz da Cruz often finds lost phones and forgotten umbrellas in his cab, but last week he hit the jackpot: 40 tickets to the World Cup. Despite his lifelong dream of going to the tournament, ...
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Man Wins $250,000 On A Scratch Ticket Live On TV… While Reenacting car win.

A year ago, 37-year-old Australian truck driver Bill Morgan was crushed in a car accident and came close to dying. When his luck finally changed after winning a car on a scratch-off lottery ticket, the local media wanted to air ...
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Homeless teen is class valedictorian

■ Griffin Furlong has been fighting an uphill battle, but this week the 18-year-old graduated as ''class valedictorian" after his mother to leukemia when he was 6, Furlong spent two years in a homeless shelter with his father and brother ...
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10 Tips For A Sustainable Christmas

10 Tips For A Sustainable Christmas

10 Tips For A Sustainable Christmas. Tricks and Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Christmas. With the Christmas Holidays approaching, and everyone getting excited about all the festivities and excitement that come with it, it is time to address the other ...
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Earth’s bigger, older cousins

Astronomers have discovered the larg­est rocky planet yet, and its existence has profound implications for our understanding of the early universe and the potential for extraterrestrial life. Kepler-10c, which was spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope, has a diameter of ...
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Experimental cancer treatment

Just eight months ago, 6-year-old Emma Whitehead was gravely ill with leukemia and running out of options.Two rounds of chemotherapy had already failed, and a bone marrow transplant was no longer possible, The NewYorkTimes reports. So her parents opted for ...
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Coffee limits liver damage

Drinking three or more alcoholic beverages per day increases the likelihood of developing liver cancer, but research now suggests that drinking coffee may help offset that risk. In an ongoing analysis of cancer rates, scientists from the World Cancer Research ...
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