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Is Facebook Depressing? Study Suggests That World’s Most Popular Social Network Makes Users Sad [REPORT]
Aug 15, 2013 16:07 PM E
Facebook is depressing, say researchers in the U.S. Apparently, the more time spent on the world’s largest social network, the sadder people get. Why do scientists say Facebook is depressing?
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Chinese Zoo Dog: African Lion Replaced By Tibetan Mastiff, People’s Park Visitors Not Happy After ‘King Of Jungle’ Barks [VIDEO]
Aug 15, 2013 12:00 PM E
A Chinese zoo dog posed as an African lion at a wildlife park in China. But park visitors weren’t impressed by the silly bait-and-switch, and criticized the Chinese zoo dog as a cheap trick.
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Mosquito Tracking Drones: Florida Officials Will Use Bird-Shaped ‘Maveric’ To Mount Attack Against State’s Bug Problem [VIDEO]
Aug 14, 2013 17:57 PM E
Mosquito tracking drones could be the answer to Florida’s fierce pest problem. State officials will begin testing the use of the “Maveric,” an unmanned aerial vehicle fitted with infrared cameras, to locate (and maybe destroy?) bug-infested areas. Mosquito tracking drones – the pinnacle of the golden age of innovation.
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Climate Change Caused Mysterious Collapse Of Bronze Age Mediterranean Cities, New Research Claims [REPORT]
Aug 14, 2013 17:14 PM E
Could severe drought have caused ancient peoples to destroy each other? New research pinpoints climate change as the reason for the mysterious collapse of late Bronze Age Mediterranean cities 3,200 years ago.
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Teen Memory Erased: 18-Year-Old Rosie Paley Uses Photos, Stories To Recall 16 Years Of Life After Rare Brain Disease Wipes Out Memory
Aug 14, 2013 13:50 PM E
A teen’s memory was erased by a rare brain disease called encephalitis. Rosie Paley, who lives in the UK, must resort to old photographs and stories from her mother after the teen’s memory, erased two years ago, fails to give her answers.
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Brain-Eating Amoeba: 12-Year-Old Florida Boy Zachary Reyna Contracts Deadly Naegleria Fowleri Infection While Playing In Water-Filled Ditch
Aug 14, 2013 11:45 AM E
A brain eating amoeba has infected a 12-year-old boy in Florida. Zachary Reyna is in the hospital with primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and deadly brain infection caused by a brain eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri.
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Denied Heart Transplant: Hospital Refuses To Treat 15-Year-Old Anthony Stokes, Cites Bad Grades and 'Noncompliance' [REPORT]
Aug 13, 2013 16:37 PM E
Denied a heart transplant for bad grades? A hospital in Atlanta, Ga., refused to treat 15-year-old Anthony Stokes for an enlarged heart, citing the teen’s history of “non-compliance.” Denied a heart transplant, Stokes has six months to live.
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Elon Musk ‘Hyperloop:’ Is Tesla Founder’s High-Speed Transport Doomed To Fail? [VIDEO]
Aug 13, 2013 14:00 PM E
Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop” plans have been revealed, and experts say he may have missed the mark. Are the Tesla founder’s plans for a high-speed transport destined for the cutting room floor?
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Pacu Skinnydippers: Piranha-Like Fish Eats Testicles, Scandinavians Warned To Keep Swimsuits On [VIDEO]
Aug 13, 2013 11:08 AM E
Pacu and skinnydippers don’t mix, say authorities in Scandinavia. The pacu, a carnivorous fish normally found in the Amazon basin, has an appetite for men’s genitals. Because of the pacu, skinnydippers are warned to keep their private parts covered.
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Near Death Experience Explained: Could Electricity Surge In Brain Cause Someone To ‘See The Light’ After Heart Stops?
Aug 12, 2013 17:49 PM E
Scientists may have found the reason people report near death experiences, or “see the light,” during the early stage of clinical death. Could an electrical surge in the brain at the time a person’s heart stops explain the near death experience?
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‘Clown Obama’ Missouri: State Fair Rodeo Stunt Sparks Controversy After Clown Dressed As President Is Chased By Bull [VIDEO]
Aug 12, 2013 16:18 PM E
A “clown Obama” at the Missouri State Fair rodeo has sparked outrage among critics who say the stunt was distasteful and disrespectful. Missouri politicians from both parties have stated that the antic was in bad taste.
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1912 Eighth Grade Exam: Can You Pass Kentucky School District’s 100-Year-Old Test?
Aug 12, 2013 13:12 PM E
A 1912 eighth grade exam was recently dug up in a museum in Kentucky, and the questions are anything but easy. See if you can answer the questions posed in the 1912 eighth grade exam.
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Idaho Kidnapping: Hannah Anderson Found After Tip Leads Authorities To Kidnapper James DiMaggio’s Wilderness Hideout [PHOTOS]
Aug 12, 2013 11:32 AM E
The Idaho kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson ended Saturday after a tip from a horseback rider led authorities to kidnapper James DiMaggio’s wilderness hideout. DiMaggio was killed during an FBI rescue of the abducted California teenager.
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'Mona Lisa' Skeleton: DNA Testing May Prove Florentine Tomb Holds Skeletal Remains Of Leonardo Da Vinci's Famous Model [PHOTOS]
Aug 09, 2013 17:46 PM E
Scientists may have found Mona Lisa’s skeleton buried underneath a centuries-old former convent in Florence. Archaeologists will use DNA testing to determine if the “Mona Lisa” skeleton is the real deal.
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