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Kisses unleash chemicals that ease stress levels

a shared story    376 weeks 10 hours 18 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    376 weeks 2 days 2 hours 14 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    432 weeks 4 days 9 hours 31 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    376 weeks 5 days 2 hours 14 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    416 weeks 5 days 17 hours 18 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    414 weeks 2 days 2 hours 31 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    391 weeks 3 days 21 hours 45 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    373 weeks 6 days 18 hours 23 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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Portable Device Can Test If Your Food Is Gluten-Free

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For people with gluten allergies or celiac disease, the idea of eating out in restaurants can be terrifying. It typically involves scrutinizing menus and food labels, interrogating waiters, or having to bring their own meals wherever they go. 



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New findings from Mars make life less likely

a shared story    428 weeks 1 hour 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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Snow is the surprising forecast for Mars

a shared story    395 weeks 3 days 13 hours 10 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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Apple files patent for system that makes it clearer to users what words have been changed

a shared story    2 hours 9 minutes ago
Apple's system will highlight an autocorrected word for both the sender and receiver. Ut covers all possible ways to draw attention to the word, including, a change in font, font, colour and style. 



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