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April 23, 2014

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6:00 PM | Bionic Ears Can Help Regrow Auditory Nerves
Australian researchers have found a new way to use cochlear technology to re-grow auditory nerves. Continue reading →
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3:20 PM | Powdered Alcohol for U.S. Market Hits Label Snag
A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the U.S. market, after regulators found a labeling problem.
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2:25 PM | Human Superbugs May Lurk in Cow Dung
A U.S. study has found that cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics.
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12:03 PM | DNews: Science Says Beards Aren't Sexy Anymore
Studies have shown that beards equate to age, masculinity and dominance. Society has decided that facial hair is considered "attractive," but is this still true?

April 22, 2014

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10:40 PM | Eye-Opener: Naps Linked with Higher Risk of Death
Taking daytime naps is linked with an increased risk of death, a new study from England suggests.
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4:58 PM | DNews: Are Students Abusing Adderall?
Drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are used by students to treat ADHD. They're intended to help these individuals concentrate, but Laci explains why some students might be taking them too much.
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3:50 PM | Loch Ness Monster on Apple Maps? Why Satellite Images Fool Us
A satellite photograph has many people wondering whether the elusive Loch Ness monster might have been photographed from space.
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3:30 PM | DNews: Why Do Some People Become Alcoholics?
Often misunderstood, alcoholism is a very serious issue all across the globe. Trace explains what it means to be an addict, and why the issue has a strong root in the brain.

April 21, 2014

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9:30 PM | Humans May Have Left Africa Earlier Than Thought
Modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa, and they may have done so earlier than scientists had long thought.
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6:07 PM | Neanderthals Had Shallow Gene Pool, Study Says
The first detailed picture of genetic variation among Neanderthals indicates they may have lived in small, isolated groups that had little contact with each other.
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3:45 PM | DNews: The Science of Internet Comments
Is YouTube filled with rude commenters, and does science back that up? Tara examines a new study that compared the comments on YouTube with the comments on other video streaming websites.
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2:55 PM | How Did Maui Stowaway Survive in Jet's Wheel Well?
A 16-year-old boy hitches a ride in the wheel well of a 767 from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Continue reading →
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2:20 PM | Boston Marathon Defies Terror Attacks One Year On
The Boston Marathon returned Monday, April 21, amid a major security presence prompted by last year's deadly bombings.
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8:47 AM | DNews: Can Men Suffer From Postpartum Depression?
When new moms experience postpartum depression, it can last for months or even years. Can fathers go through the same thing? Laci discusses why young men might want to wait to have children.
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8:30 AM | DNews: Is Sex REALLY Exercise?
It's commonly believed that sexual intercourse is a great alternative to exercise. Is there any truth to this? Join Trace for a thorough debunking of this myth.

April 20, 2014

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6:00 PM | Improbable Resurrections: 5 Real Cases
In celebration of Easter and the resurrection of Christ, here are some stories of people being revived against all odds, including from rabies, coma, catatonic states and brain-eating amoebas.

April 19, 2014

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6:05 PM | DNews: Why You Get Angry When You're Hungry
Are you easily made angry whenever you're very hungry, and then as soon as you eat, you're fine? Why does this happen? Laci explains the science of being "Hangry."

April 18, 2014

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7:08 PM | How Safe Are Ferries?
As divers continue to hunt for survivors of the Sewol ferry in waters off South Korea’s coast, questions remain unanswered.

April 17, 2014

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10:25 AM | DNews: Why Do We Feel Emotions In Our Stomachs?
If you've ever been nervous or stressed, you might have experienced a weird feeling in your stomach. Why do we feel so many emotions in our guts? Laci did some digging to figure out what connects our brains to our midsections.

April 16, 2014

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7:44 PM | Hipster Beard Trend May Have Peaked
A study indicates that we may be maxing out on men's facial hair. Continue reading →
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6:07 PM | Non-vaccine Drug Ready to Fight Measles
A new drug that can be administered orally could contain outbreaks. Continue reading →
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1:12 PM | DNews: When People are More Likely To Attempt Suicide
Millions of Americans suffer from depression and some choose to end their lives. When are people more likely to commit suicide, and what can we do to prevent it? Tara discusses how you can seek help if you're struggling with suicidal thoughts.
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1:00 PM | How Social Media Overload Can Lead to Break-Ups
People who spend more time on social networking sites report more conflict in their relationships and are more likely to break up.
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11:20 AM | DNews: 5 Tips To Survive Final Exams
Finals week is approaching and some of you might be stressed out. While exams are stressful, there are ways to make them more manageable. Join Laci as she covers five helpful tips to do better on finals.
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10:27 AM | DNews: How Trauma is Passed Down Through Sperm
As time goes on, more and more research is being done on the effects of your sperm on your children. Tara discusses a recent study that found mental illness caused by traumatic events can be passed on through sperm.
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7:00 AM | Alleged Grave-Robbing Cannibal Brothers Arrested -- Again
The two brothers stand accused of repeatedly eating dead people.

April 15, 2014

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7:20 PM | Why People Still Join the Ku Klux Klan
The Internet has played a major role in keeping extreme groups like the Klan alive.
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4:08 PM | Viagra Ice Cream Arouses Controversy
The long list of unnatural food combinations just grew a little bigger: Viagra and Champagne ice cream.
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2:20 PM | Pot Vending Machine Also Sells Snacks
A pot-selling machine in Colorado lets users discretely take away bud and a little snack.
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1:00 PM | Voodoo Dolls Shed Light on Domestic Spats
Having low blood glucose means you are more likely to stick pins in a voodoo doll that represents your spouse.
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