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LittleBits formally released their CloudBit module today — and announced a retail partnership with RadioShack that further expands the sales reach of the growing company. Read more on MAKE...

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TheGuardian
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Pakistani students are least likely to be selected, according to a study of 50,000 applicants conducted by the LSE Datablog: White British more likely to get university offers than other ethnicities Students from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to receive conditional...

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Elephants are known for their impressively long trunks, but perhaps less well known is the large number of genes that code for their sense smell. In a study of 13 mammals, African elephants were found to be superior sniffers, possessing the largest number of genes associated with smell — five...

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Perhaps known best by the brand name Tylenol, and overseas as paracetamol -- is so widely used, that surely we must know how exactly it works, right? Believe it or not, experts are actually not 100 percent sure how the drug works to relieve pain, just that it does. The best working theories are...

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WarHistoryOnline
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17 September 1944, Oosterbeek, near Arnhem. Hotel Hartenstein was the residence of the staff members of Heeresgruppe West, Field Marshal Walter Model had taken hotel Tafelberg as his residence. There had been reports of bombardments on  the cities of Ede, Arnhem, multiple airfields, and ant...

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Forget "silent but deadly." How about "rank but restorative"? Media sites recently reported news that delighted flatulence lovers: Scientists had published a study that said smelling farts is good for you. The only problem was, reports on the study kinda... stunk. Here's what happened. Researchers...

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Raj Salhotra
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The bats use the way the sun's light is scattered in the atmosphere at sunset to calibrate their internal magnetic compass, which helps them to fly in the right direction, a new study has shown...

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A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier...

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Less than a year from now, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make the first-ever visit to Pluto, potentially revolutionizing scientists' understanding of the dwarf planet. Because Pluto is so far away — it orbits the sun at an average distance of 3.65 billion miles (5.87 billion kilometers...

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It’s fun to see these two species perched right next to each other, offering us an opportunity for comparison...

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And by "some people" I mean me. Why is it that an evening stroll leaves me feeling eaten alive while my companions are left blissfully un-bitten? First of all, it's probably not all in my head (although it could be — most people are bad sources about their own mosquito attractiveness). Studies...

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July 23 (Reuters) - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday. Urging a "national vision" toward addressing coastal...

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Republic of Math
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LiveScience
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Women taking higher doses of estrogen in their birth control pills may place more importance on other women's appearance, a new study finds...

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Insights from embodied cognition. . -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...

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Want to hear my favorite procrastination joke? I’ll tell you later. Piers Steel, a psychologist at the University of Calgary, has saved up countless such lines while researching the nature of procrastination. Formerly a terrible procrastinator himself, he figures a dose of humor can’t hurt...

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Science

When learning a second language, effort helps adults learn vocabulary but hinders their ability to learn grammar, a new study finds...

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Shelly S Terrell
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wikiHow
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Our modern culture can be a confusing mess sometimes. If you're getting tired of the high highs and the low lows that our media seems to encourage and are looking for something more stable and fulfilling, you can find this true happiness (and wikiHow can help!). Steps Loving Yourself Embrace...

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TheTelegraph
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University of Virginia English students study Game of Thrones as part of their university degree...

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