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Kisses unleash chemicals that ease stress levels

a shared story    284 weeks 6 hours 36 minutes ago
"Chemistry look what you've done to me," Donna Summer crooned in Science of Love, and so, it seems, she was right. Just in time for Valentine's Day, a panel of scientists examined the mystery of what happens when hearts throb and lips lock. Kissing, it turns...(more) 



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Bacteria found in Siberian mammoth graveyard could boost your sex life and let you live longer

a shared story    284 weeks 1 day 22 hours 31 minutes ago
Interesting story, but a warning: Russia is thick with scientists who believe in UFOs and claim dinosaurs still walk the earth, etc. Anyhow, from the story: "Russian scientists working at a 'graveyard' of extinct mammoths and woolly rhinos in Siberia claim to have found a bacterium...(more) 



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UC Berkeley research finds dinosaurs had sex early and died young

a shared story    340 weeks 4 days 5 hours 48 minutes ago
UC Berkeley researchers analyzing fossil bones of the big beasts have found that they matured early, grew fast and were ready for sex before their teen years. But the dinosaurs also had a heavy price to pay: After an early grow spurt, they died young, the scientists...(more) 



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Mythic Birthplace of Zeus Said Found

a shared story    284 weeks 4 days 22 hours 32 minutes ago
The Greek god of thunder and lightning had Earthly beginnings, and scientists think they know where. 



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Parachuting Dog Helped Win WWII

a shared story    324 weeks 5 days 13 hours 35 minutes ago
The Allied airmen and women of World War II were certainly brave and skilled in battle, but even they couldn't win the war on their own. Plagued in the early, low-tech years of the war by dangerous afflictions such as altitude and decompression sickness, pilots got some...(more) 



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Apple Mac Shipments Surge

a shared story    353 weeks 1 day 21 hours 36 minutes ago
PC World - Much of the attention for Apple has been on the iPhone lately, but the company's hardware business is showing strength too. Apple's hardware shipments for the third-quarter surged 15.9 percent over the same quarter last year, according to a report released Wednesday by...(more) 



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Shoot first, then ask questions online

a shared story    218 weeks 5 days 22 hours 15 minutes ago
Want to know if the blouse you're trying on at Bloomingdale's can be snagged on the cheap at Ross? Curious whether that painting is a genuine Jackson Pollock or the inspired effort of a kindergartener? Wondering how much the restaurant gouged you on that bottle of...(more) 



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Nine-year-old writes hit iPhone app

a shared story    284 weeks 4 days 7 hours 13 minutes ago
You might think you're pretty hot stuff because you've figured out how to change your Facebook status from your iPhone, but you've got nothing on nine-year-old Lim Ding Wen. This young prodigy from Singapore is fluent in six programming languages, according to a BBC report this week,...(more) 



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Supernova birth seen for first time -- real time explosion

a shared story    322 weeks 1 day 22 hours 48 minutes ago
Astronomers have seen the aftermath of spectacular stellar explosions known as supernovae before, but until now no one has witnessed a star dying in real time. While looking at another object in the spiral galaxy NGC 2770, using NASA’s orbiting Swift telescope, Carnegie-Princeton fellows* Alicia Soderberg...(more) 



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Nearby Solar System Looks Like Our Own at Time Life Formed

a shared story    299 weeks 3 days 18 hours 3 minutes ago
A nearby solar system bears a striking similarity to our own solar system, raising the possibility it could harbor Earth-like planets. Epsilon Eridani, located about 10.5 light-years from our sun, is surrounded by two asteroid belts that are shaped by planets, astronomers at SETI Institute and Harvard-Smithsonian...(more) 



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Stone age Turkish monoliths rewrite human history and might be the site of Eden

a shared story    281 weeks 6 days 14 hours 41 minutes ago
For the old Kurdish shepherd, it was just another burning hot day in the rolling plains of eastern Turkey. Following his flock over the arid hillsides, he passed the single mulberry tree, which the locals regarded as 'sacred'. The bells on his sheep tinkled in the...(more) 



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Upcoming documentary tells the story behind Atari games buried in landfill

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It's rare for people to discuss bad video games, but an upcoming documentary is doing just that. Atari: Game Over focuses on the truly terrible Atari 2600 game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — a game so bad that it's often cited as single-handedly bringing down the video...(more) 



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