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Coffee recalled because it contains a Viagra-like ingredient 

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:26:03 +0000

Coffee is supposed to perk you up in the morning, but one particular brand containing a Viagra-like ingredient might give consumers more of a boost than they bargained for. The product has been voluntarily recalled because of the addition. The ingredient was discovered by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in New of Kopi Jantan […]

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Plate tectonics could be the key to finding extraterrestrial life

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:54:17 +0000

The large-scale movement of massive slabs of rock that divide the Earth described by the theory of plate tectonics may be essential for life on this planet – and on other planets as well, according to new research posted online earlier this month on the arXiv prepublication repository. Plate tectonics, Live Science explained, is the […]

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Boys discover ancient fossil while playing in the desert

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:38:39 +0000

While many experts tout the health benefits of encouraging youngsters to play outside, a pair of New Mexico brothers have demonstrated another good reason to put down the Xbox controllers: you never know when you might accidentally discover a million-year-old fossil. As the Washington Post reported on Thursday, Jude Sparks and his brother Hunter were […]

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New therapy reversed brain damage in young drowning victim

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:36:41 +0000

Doctors were purportedly able to reverse brain damage suffered by a little girl who spent 15 minutes in the water, and whose heart did not beat on its own for two hours after the incident, according to research published this week in the journal Medical Gas Research. According to Gizmodo and ScienceAlert, two-year-old Eden Carlson […]

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Fossils suggest all domestic dogs trace back to a single wolf population

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:33:36 +0000

Given the vastly different appearances of different dog breeds, it might be difficult to accept that all of them can trace their ancestors back to a single group of wolves, but that’s exactly what new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications claimed happened. In their paper, Dr. Krishna Veeramah, an assistant professor of […]

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T. Rex couldn’t run, new study finds

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:28:55 +0000

While movies such as Jurassic Park would have you believe that a Tyrannosaurus rex would be capable of chasing down its prey at high speeds, new research published this week in the journal PeerJ has revealed that the massive predator could manage a top speed of just 12 mph. In their study, William Sellers, a […]

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Maryam Mirzakhani, only woman to win Math’s top prize, has died

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:03:06 +0000

Maryam Mirzakhani, the Stanford University professor who in 2014 became the first and to date only woman to win the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize, died Friday after a long battle with breast cancer, BBC News, the New York Times and other media outlets have reported. Born in Tehran, Iran in May 1977, Mirzakhani […]

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Ravens show surprising ability to plan ahead

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:56:01 +0000

Ravens have proven themselves capable of planning ahead, according to new research published this week in the journal Science that demonstrated that these members of the corvid family could be trained to stash away a tool that they would need to use later while still in the wild. Thinking ahead was once believed to be […]

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Delaware-sized iceberg breaks free from Antarctic ice shelf

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:11:15 +0000

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded – a massive chunk of frozen water that is roughly the same size as the state of Delaware and which weighs more than a trillion tons – has broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, experts have confirmed using NASA satellites. According to BBC News […]

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VIDEO: World’s largest SuperSoaker shoots water at over 200 mph

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:28:56 +0000

A former NASA engineer best known for his work on the Curiosity rover has designed a new, high-speed water delivery device – but this isn’t some kind of next-gen irrigation system, or a way to bring drinkable H20 to third world countries. Rather, it’s a big-ass SuperSoaker. Specifically, it’s a big-ass SuperSoaker capable of firing […]

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