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Here’s what happens to your knuckles when you crack them

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The smelly mystery of the human pheromone

Do our smells make us sexy? Popular science suggests yes — pheromones send chemical signals about sex and attraction from our armpits to potential mates. But, despite what you might have heard, there is no conclusive research confirming that humans … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism – ScienceBlog.com

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a given situation more than the potential benefit. MIT neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can … Continue reading

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The Bermuda Triangle: A Breeding Ground for Rogue Waves or a Pit of Human Mistakes? – Live Science

…and then they just disappeared. The Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious stretch of ocean between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the tip of Florida, has allegedly, throughout the years, swallowed a horde of unsuspecting ships, planes and people. Many tales have been … Continue reading

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Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This … Continue reading

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This Dolphin Hunts Fish With ‘Net’ Made of Mud – National Geographic

//assets.nationalgeographic.com/modules-video/latest/assets/ngsEmbeddedVideo.html?guid=00000164-d217-da64-afed-de5fbffa0000 Rare video shows bottlenose dolphin using ‘mud-ring feeding’ technique alone. More often a group behavior, it has only been observed in Florida dolphins.[…] Source: This Dolphin Hunts Fish With ‘Net’ Made of Mud

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New Splendid Species Discovered

New species discovery means iconic animal could be much closer to extinction than we thought! One of the world’s most spectacular frogs has remained under the radar of zoologists for almost 100 years. Sylvia’s Tree Frog, Cruziohyla sylviae sp n.was originally collected in … Continue reading

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This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

How deep into the Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep-subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have been on Earth since way before animals. … Continue reading

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

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A cellular biologist animates the life cycle of HIV in this hypnotic video

While the musical soundtrack is wholly a product of the imagination, everything else in this spellbinding animation of the HIV virus — created by Janet Iwasa — was based on the findings of researchers. University of Utah cellular biologist Janet … Continue reading

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