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August 1, 2014

 

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Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.

July 31, 2014

 

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Inbred Mammoths

Did climate change wipe out the wooly mammoth? The fossil record may tell a different story of the mammoth's demise.

July 30, 2014

 

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Floating Clouds

Despite weighing tons, clouds seem to free-float in the air. How do the billowy marvels stay up in the sky?

July 29, 2014

 

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Why Dark Chocolate Is Good For You

Seemingly decadent, eating dark chocolate is actually good for your heart. Scientists may have finally figured out why.

July 28, 2014

 

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The Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Recent studies have found that chocolate very well may have health benefits.

July 25, 2014

 

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Seeing With Insect Eyes

The eyes of insects are very different than those of mammals like humans. Nevertheless, they serve their owners well.

July 24, 2014

 

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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

July 23, 2014

 

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Super Smell

The human nose may be a lot more capable than we've been led to believe.

July 22, 2014

 

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Why Does a Warm Caress Feel Good?

For most of us, a gentle touch from another human being every now and then is a nice thing. Could this be due to a special sensory receptor in our skin?

July 21, 2014

 

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Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?

When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.

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