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Kisses unleash chemicals that ease stress levels

a shared story    332 weeks 2 days 20 hours 41 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    332 weeks 4 days 12 hours 37 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    388 weeks 6 days 19 hours 54 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    333 weeks 12 hours 37 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    373 weeks 1 day 3 hours 41 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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Supernova birth seen for first time -- real time explosion

a shared story    370 weeks 4 days 12 hours 54 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    347 weeks 6 days 8 hours 8 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    330 weeks 2 days 4 hours 47 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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New findings from Mars make life less likely

a shared story    384 weeks 2 days 11 hours 24 minutes ago
Like salt used as a preservative, high concentrations of dissolved minerals in the wet, early-Mars environment known from discoveries by NASA's Opportunity rover may have thwarted any microbes from developing or surviving. "Not all water is fit to drink," said Andrew Knoll, a member of the rover...(more) 

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How Does Execution Drug Midazolam Work?

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States can still use the sedative drug midazolam in lethal injections, according to today's Supreme Court decision, but how exactly does the drug work, and why do some say that it's unreliable? 



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Snow is the surprising forecast for Mars

a shared story    351 weeks 5 days 23 hours 33 minutes ago
The latest forecast on Mars calls for morning fog and swift-moving clouds -- along with light snow. The surprising weather report was part of the latest scientific findings from NASA's Phoenix lander, which has been taking measurements at the Martian north pole since May 25. 



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Has a simple way to make fuel from water been found? Device splits H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen 24 hours a day

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Scientists at Stanford University have come up with an affordable water-splitting device that operates at 82 per cent efficiency, which is far higher than traditional water electrolysis. 



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