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July 31, 2014

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5:56 PM | Is Remembering Together Better?
Previous studies have shown independent remembering is more accurate, but new research shows benefits to couples who work together to remember something. Continue reading →
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5:56 PM | Is Remembering Together Better?
Previous studies have shown independent remembering is more accurate, but new research shows benefits to couples who work together to remember something. Continue reading →
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5:05 PM | DNews: Do Women Really Talk More than Men?
The stereotype that women talk more than men has been declared old and busted by a new study that examined just which gender was doing all of the blabbing. Trace has the study's conclusion, which you may find worth talking about.
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1:20 PM | Oetzi the Iceman Had Heart Disease Gene
Otzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests.
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1:20 PM | Oetzi the Iceman Had Heart Disease Gene
Otzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests.
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9:51 AM | DNews: How Many Uncontacted Tribes Are Still Out There?
Last month's news of an isolated Amazon rainforest tribe in Brazil making contact with outsiders for the first time in almost two decades prompts the question: Are there many more such tribes left?

July 30, 2014

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5:00 PM | DNews: Are White Lies Good for Society?
A new study says there may be some good that comes out of lying. Well, telling white lies anyway! Don't believe us? Watch Trace, to learn the truth.
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4:17 PM | As Skin Cancer Rates Up, Surgeon General Warns: Keep Covered
It's summer, it's beautiful outside -- keep covered! So warns the office of the U.S. Surgeon General. Continue reading →
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1:30 PM | Skipping Meals Not a Good Diet Plan, Study Shows
Forget your genes and upbringing: the bottom line is if your blood sugar is low, your brain will direct you to eat.
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11:00 AM | Ebola's Deadly Jump From Animal to Animal
Ebola has been detected in at least 10 different types of animals and researchers suspect even more could become infected with the deadly virus.
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10:48 AM | Only 8.2 % of Human DNA is Functional, Say Genetic Researchers
According to a group of genetic scientists led by Dr Gerton Lunter of the University of Oxford’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, only 8.2 percent of human genome is likely to be doing something important. This figure is very different from one given in 2012 by researchers from the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) [...]

July 29, 2014

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4:35 PM | DNews: Worried About Germs? Adopt the Fist Bump Greeting
Always greet people with a firm ... er, fist bump? Finally, science has given people everywhere an excuse for all of the fist-bumping: It's more sanitary!
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2:15 PM | DNews: Babies May Acquire Fear from Mom's Scent
New research suggests that a baby's sense of smell may play a large role in how it acquires the ability to be afraid. All it needs is a mom in distress.
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8:42 AM | DNews: The Plague: Still Here, Still Killing People
"The plague" -- with its bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic variants -- has been taking lives in the most gruesome of ways for thousands of years. It made its deadly bones way back in the 14th century, but guess what: It's still here.
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7:30 AM | Primate hands
  I want to share this amazing picture I found in a written documentary about evolutionary biology and primatology. Reference: reportage Le Figaro Magazine, juillet 2014

July 28, 2014

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8:45 PM | Megan Fox is a Loner?
Megan Fox has it all.   The 28 year-old actress and model is currently starring in the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. She’s probably best known for her roles in some of the internationally popular Transformer movies. She’s also regularly featured among breathless media lists of the most beautiful women in the world. The “sultry, exotic” […]
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6:30 PM | How Texas Man Survived 1,000 Killer Bees
It turns out Africanized honeybees are not as deadly as their name, killer bees, may suggest.
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2:00 PM | Two Steps to Stop Judging Other People
My own tendency to judge (both others and myself) has long mystified me. On the one hand – yuck. A life spent judging self and others isn’t much of a life at all. Yet at times, judging others has also felt like it might serve some evolutionary purpose, perhaps even with my safety foremost in mind. […]
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1:00 PM | 'Family on All Fours' Not an Evolutionary Throwback
New study argues against notion that Turkish family members are a backward stage in human evolution.
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10:01 AM | Colossal Bad Luck Caused Dinosaurs To Go Extinct
Dinosaurs would still be around today, and humans never would have emerged, if an asteroid hadn't struck Earth right when it did 66 million years ago.
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10:01 AM | Colossal Bad Luck Caused Dinosaurs To Go Extinct
Dinosaurs would still be around today, and humans never would have emerged, if an asteroid hadn't struck Earth right when it did 66 million years ago.

July 27, 2014

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8:00 AM | DNews: Do Nerds Always Need Glasses?
You know the stereotype; people wearing glasses just HAVE to be smart, right? Tara Long examines what connections might exist between intelligence and corrective eyewear.

July 26, 2014

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2:00 PM | DNews: Your Bathroom is NOT the Germiest Place in the House
It's tempting to think that anything in or near your toilet and shower has to be the most bacteria-friendly place in the house. Not so! It turns out bacteria is pretty much everywhere: No matter where you go, there it is. Trace has the details.
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11:32 AM | Crowdfunding Sought for 'Ghost-Detecting' Computer Program
A crowdfunding platform is being used to raise money for 'ghost-detecting' technology, though investors should be wary. Continue reading →
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10:40 AM | Viral relics show cancer’s ‘footprint’ on our evolution
Cancer has left its ‘footprint’ on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species. The team found that as animals increased in size they ‘edited out’ potentially cancer-causing relics from their genomes so that mice have almost ten times as …
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10:30 AM | Marmoset sequence sheds new light on primate biology and evolution
Scientists have completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset — the first sequence of a New World Monkey — providing new information about the marmoset’s unique rapid reproductive system, physiology and growth, shedding new light on primate biology and evolution. “We study primate genomes to get a better understanding of the biology of the …
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8:00 AM | DNews: The Dangers Of Leaving Contacts in Too Long
A woman recently went blind after she left her contact lenses in her eyes for six months straight. Laci discusses what can build up on your contact lenses, and how it can potentially rob you of your sight.

July 25, 2014

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11:00 AM | Brainpower: We Use More Than You'd ... Think
We use nearly all of our brains -- every day -- but understand very little of how our minds work. →

July 24, 2014

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9:58 PM | Sandusky Victim Sparks Repressed Memory Concerns
The son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says memories of abuse have come back to him, but there are reasons for caution. Continue reading →
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7:00 PM | 100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered
The child was able to survive head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result.
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