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August 19, 2014

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

August 18, 2014

 

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Facebook Blitz

As a person's Facebook interactions increase, her emotional well-being decreases, according to new "blitz" survey.

August 15, 2014

 

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Facebook Wants To Get To Know You

New studies use Facebook data to reveal links between word usage and personality.

August 14, 2014

 

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Social Media and Science

Scientists mine the Twittersphere to understand happiness trends.

August 13, 2014

 

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Rock Insider

Neutron imaging technology may give us an inside look at stony mysteries from the deep sea to deep space.

August 12, 2014

 

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Your Dog Likes Your Smell

Your dog "nose" you by smell, and your dog's favorite thing to smell is, of course, your scent.

August 11, 2014

 

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Drugs in Our Midst

Chances are, you're consuming drugs without even knowing it.

August 8, 2014

 

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More CO2, Less Protein

Climate change may not only devastate food crops, but also diminish plants' nutritional value.

August 7, 2014

 

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Bouncing Balls

The more inflated a ball is, the less energy it coverts to heat, and the more energy it has to bounce.

August 6, 2014

 

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Diabetes: The Sweet & Sour Truth

Diabetes is not triggered by eating too much sugar; it's actually caused when the body cannot absorb glucose.

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