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Rats May Not Be to Blame for Spreading 'Black Death'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:48:00 EST

Rats get a bad rap for spreading the plague, or Black Death, that killed millions of people in medieval Europe. But they may not be to blame.(image)

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6-Year-Old Hallucinates After Taking Tamiflu: Why You Shouldn't Panic

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:05:00 EST

Tamiflu can sometimes cause psychosis. You should probably still take it if your doctor prescribes it.(image)

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Archaeologists Begin Search for Tomb of King Tut's Wife

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:26:00 EST

Nobody knows when King Tut's wife died, or even how she died, but they have an idea about where she was buried.(image)

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Uganda Confirms Case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: What Is It?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:50:00 EST

A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.(image)

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Face-Lift by Lava: Eruption Makes Volcano a Perfect Cone

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:22:00 EST

A fiery eruption just gave the Philippines’ most active volcano a face-lift, according to news reports.(image)

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What's Hiding Inside Egypt's Great Pyramid? Tiny Robots May Find Out

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:38:00 EST

Possibilities range from a new burial chamber to a sealed-off construction passage.(image)

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Apollo 17 Astronaut Laments Size of Moon Rock at Trump Signing Ceremony

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:15:00 EST

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt wishes NASA had brought a bigger moon rock to the December 2017 signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1.(image)

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What in the World Is Metallic Hydrogen?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:48:00 EST

Hydrogen in extreme conditions, like below the cloud tops of Jupiter, starts acting…very strange.(image)

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Untouched 'Frozen Tomb' Discovered in Siberia

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:41:00 EST

The 2,800-year-old burial mound is hoped to contain the graves of Scythian royals.(image)

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Here's a Perfect Example of Why You Shouldn't Stifle Your Sneeze

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:37:00 EST

A 34-year-old man in England ruptured his throat when he tried to stop a sneeze.(image)

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Brain Connections Set Creative Thinkers Apart

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:00:00 EST

Being creative is all about making connections — in your brain, that is.(image)

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Photos: This Dinosaur's Feathers Shimmered with Iridescence

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:17:00 EST

During the Jurassic period, about 161 million years ago, a duck-size dinosaur dazzled its fellow paleo-beasts with its rainbow-colored, iridescent feathers.(image)

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Wild 360-Degree Video Lets You See the Milky Way As a Giant Black Hole Would

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:12:00 EST

A new 360-degree simulation that uses data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory is helping astronomers better understand more than 22 stellar giants found at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.(image)

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