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Drinking Impairs Brain: How Much Alcohol Does It Take To Permanently Dull Brain Activity?
Jul 07, 2013 21:54 PM E
Drinking impairs brain function, say researchers in Spain. While the suggestion might spark a chorus of “tell us something we don’t know,” what may come as a surprise is how little alcohol it really takes.
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Ikea Products Consume 1% Of Planet’s Commercial Wood Supply [REPORT]
Jul 07, 2013 15:58 PM E
Ikea products are as ubiquitous as iPhones at New York City’s fashion week. The low-cost, do-it-yourself home furniture conglomerate consumes a full one percent of the earth’s commercial wood supply.
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Cage To Quit Smoking? Ibrahim Yücel Wears Metal Mask Around Head To End Cigarette Habit [VIDEO]
Jul 07, 2013 13:55 PM E
A cage to quit smoking? That’s how far one Turkish man, 42-year-old Ibrahim Yücel is willing to go in order to stop his two-pack-a-day cigarette habit.
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‘Dead’ Body In River Comes Back To Life? Woman Opens Eyes After Policeman Discovers Body Floating In English River
Jul 05, 2013 20:33 PM E
A “dead” body, discovered floating in England’s River Trent, wasn’t actually dead, as one policeman found out after he approached the woman and she opened her eyes.
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Valley Fever: Inmates In Calif. Prisons At Risk Of Deadly Fungal Infection, State Mandates Relocation Of 2,600 Prisoners [VIDEO]
Jul 05, 2013 17:12 PM E
A dangerous disease is wreaking havoc in California, and it’s called valley fever. Inmates in the state’s prison system are especially at risk of the airborne fungal infection, which causes severe respiratory issues and even stroke.
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Green Algae China: Heaps Of Slime Blanket Beaches In Qingdao City; Is The Invasive Algal Bloom Toxic? [VIDEO]
Jul 05, 2013 15:47 PM E
Green algae in China is taking over beaches in eastern Shandong province. Heaps of algal bloom, probably caused by pollution, blanket the beaches of the city of Qingdao. Is the invasive slime toxic to humans?
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World’s Scariest Rabbit Has Horns Growing All Over Its Face; 'Jackalope' Suffers From Shope Papilloma Virus [VIDEO]
Jul 03, 2013 16:27 PM E
The world’s scariest rabbit, as seen in footage from a video on YouTube, may or may not prove the existence of the mythical jackalope. Or, it could just be that the rabbit suffers from Shope papilloma virus, a skin disease that causes tumors.
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James Gandolfini’s Will: How Is Beloved ‘Sopranos’ Actor Dividing $70M Estate?
Jul 03, 2013 14:42 PM E
James Gandolfini’s will was made public through documents filed with the Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Tuesday. Most of the actor’s $70 million fortune will go to his 13-year-old son, Michael.
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HIV Cure Hopes Reignited After Bone Marrow Transplants Leave Two Men Virus Free [VIDEO]
Jul 03, 2013 12:45 PM E
HIV cure hopes were reignited after two men remain virus free following bone marrow transplants. Both men were taken off their antiretroviral drugs, and the virus has not returned. Could this finding mark an important milestone in the race for an HIV cure?
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Today Is 4th Of July: Where Are Fireworks Legal?
Jul 03, 2013 11:02 AM E
Fourth of July is almost here. A popular holiday for outdoor barbeques and family get togethers, it’s also a popular time for fireworks. Where is personal fireworks use legal in the U.S.?
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Sumatra Earthquake 2013: Strong M-6.1 Tremor Rocks Indonesia’s Islands, Killing At Least 6 [REPORT]
Jul 02, 2013 17:09 PM E
A Sumatra earthquake rattled the islands of Indonesia, an archipelago of over 17,000 islands in the Indian Ocean. The strong Sumatra earthquake has killed at least six people and injured hundreds more.
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Oldest Rockfish Ever Caught? Henry Liebman Reels In 200-Year-Old Shortraker Outside Juneau, Ala.
Jul 02, 2013 16:02 PM E
A rockfish caught off the coast of Juneau, Ala., could be the oldest rockfish ever reeled in. Henry Liebman, an insurance adjuster from Seattle, caught the centuries-old shortraker rockfish last week.
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Maui's Dolphin: Can New Zealand Scientists Save Earth’s Rarest Dolphin Subspecies? [REPORT]
Jul 02, 2013 14:00 PM E
Maui’s dolphin needs serious protecting, scientists say. With just 55 Maui’s dolphins left in the wild, the critically endangered species is Earth’s rarest dolphin. How can New Zealand save it?
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Telescopic Contact Lens Gives Users ‘Eagle-Eye’ Vision, 2.8x Magnification Could Restore Sight After Macular Degeneration [VIDEO]
Jul 02, 2013 11:08 AM E
A telescopic contact lens, just 1.17mm thick, could provide vision to millions of people who suffer from age-related macular degeneration. The tiny, intricate lens gives the user “eagle-eye” vision, and allows him to switch between normal and telescopic sight.
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