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This Will End Well: The Germans Have Created Real-Life Doctor Octopus Arms

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Doctor Octopus' arms are real, and they're even creepier than in the movies...

MALCOLM GLADWELL

Good News! Expert Status May Not Be 10,000 Hours Away.

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A paper published in the academic journal Intelligence challenges Malcolm Gladwell's assertion that 10,000 hours of practice make you an expert.

ST PATRICK'S DAY

Enjoy Your St. Patrick’s Day Beer, Because Science Says Its Actually Good For You

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Studies say that beer contain health benefits that can help prevent heart disease and rebuild muscle because science!

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Jenny McCarthy’s Self-Made Twitter Hashtag Was Hilariously Hijacked By Pro-Vaccine Critics

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'The View' co-host Jenny McCarthy tried to start a Twitter hashtag, created a spot for criticism of her anti-vaccine asshattery. Here are the best tweets.

BACTERIA

Science Has Proven The Five Second Rule To Be True

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The five second rule is true! Your five year old self was right!

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Two Types Of Female Orgasm

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A scientific study seeks to solve the mystery of how many types of female orgasms there are. They still can't tell you how to find them, though.

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Lobsters Don't Actually Love Being Dropped Into Pots Of Boiling Water, After All

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According to new findings, crabs, lobsters and other shellfish actually do experience pain, so enjoy that tidbit next time you eat them.

Foldscope

Paper Microscope Fights Malaria; Beats Rock Microscope

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Maru Prakash has invented the Foldscope, a paper microscope that's cheap, durable, and can help diagnose and treat malaria.

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Medical Science Might Be On The Verge Of Wiping Out HIV Completely

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Two breakthroughs might mean HIV will be a thing of the past.

ANCIENT PLAGUES REAWAKENED

World’s Largest Virus Discovered In 30,000 Year Old Permafrost

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French and Russian scientists thawed a 32,000 year old chunk of Siberian permafrost and discovered Pithovirus, the world's largest virus.

FOOD PYRAMID

Important Science Explains Why You Should Always Get The Bigger Pizza

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NPR compared 74,476 pizza prices to answer the question: what do you pay per square inch of pizza for different pizza sizes?

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Mini Museum Will Make You 63% Cooler Than Other Office Nerds

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One man's life work collecting specimens of scientific history is now available for you to use as a paperweight.

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The Technology From ‘Up’ That Gave Us Talking Dogs Is Finally Here To Help Our Dogs Talk

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A Scandinavian research lab is developing a product called "No More Woof" which detects and translates a dog’s thought patterns. Real life Dug? Real life Dug.

DEBATES

Bill Nye Meets The Press, Presses The Issue Of Climate Change

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Bill Nye appeared on Meet The Press to debate climate change with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

DAN NATTRESS

Important Government Research Project Develops Pizza That Stays Fresh For Three Years

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Military researchers have finally come up with the most-requested item for MREs: pepperoni pizza that won't go soggy.

Pompeii

What Would Happen If Mount Vesuvius Blew Today?

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Mount Vesuvius is a ticking time bomb... and more people are sitting on top of it than you'd think.

Animals

Watch An Amazing Crow Solve An 8-Step Puzzle That Would Baffle Most Humans

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Watch a crow solve a puzzle that would have been deemed too hard for a 90s adventure game...

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The Non-Scientist’s Guide To Why Nuclear Fusion Is A Big Deal

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Nuclear fusion has finally been achieved. Here's why that's a big, big deal.

Fish Sex

The Non-Scientist’s Guide To Bill Nye’s Creationism Debate

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Bill Nye, the science genius of your childhood, debated a creationist last night, and talked about fish sex. Really.

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What We Learned About Rome From The Perfect Preservation Of Pompeii

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Without Pompeii, there's a lot we wouldn't know about Rome. Here it is, from the cool to the weird.


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