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Ten Years of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in One Graphic

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Hurricanes have largely avoided the U.S. coast since 2005, but there have been many serious storms and near-misses. 

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VIDEO: Slow-melting ice cream developed

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Scientists develop a way to make ice cream smoother and less likely to melt so quickly on a hot summer day. 

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Living Small: The Psychology of Tiny Houses

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For a very small, but growing number of people, diminutive dwellings are making dreams come true. 

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65 per cent of Europe’s electronic waste is stolen or mismanaged

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A two-year investigation into Europe's electronic waste found that 6.2 million tonnes was not disposed of safely, a danger to health and environment 

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Animal Sex: How Hyenas Do It

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The complicated world of hyena sex involves social hierarchies, weird and potentially dangerous courtship rituals and female pseudopenises that make forced sex impossible. 

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What Hurricane Katrina Can Teach Us About Leadership

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Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says politicians shouldn’t withhold bad news. People need to know so they can deal with it. 

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Mako Shark Phones Home, Revealing Epic Journey

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One of the toothy stars of "Shark Week" has just phoned home after five months at sea, revealing that this longfin mako shark was a prolific and deep-diving swimmer. 

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Parents: Talk About Alcohol When Kids Are 9

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A new report advises parents to start talking to their children early about alcohol, in order to prevent dangerous consequences. 

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NASA scientists begin 1 year stay in simulator on Hawaiian volcano

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The fourth mission by the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog Simulation (HI-SEAS) began on Friday. The scientists will spend a year inside the dome as part of a NASA-funded study. 

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Apple iCloud hack STILL not solved a year after celebrity nude photos leaked

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On August 31 last year, hundreds of explicit images of some of Hollywood's most famous stars were posted to forum websites anonymously after hackers broke into the iCloud accounts. 

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Obese people's brains wired to eat in same way drug addicts crave fix

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Obese people’s brains could be hard-wired to want food in the same way that drug users are addicted to their habit, new research suggests. 

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Scientists create ice cream that doesn't melt by using protein found in Japanese food

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The special protein naturally occurs in a Japanese breakfast food called 'natto' made from fermented soy beans and binds together the air, fat and water in ice cream, helping scoops stay intact for longer. 

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