What's the Deal With Sensory Deprivation Tanks?
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When Is the Best Time to Poop? In the Morning
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 Scientists Have Discovered Four New (Very Tiny) Night Frogs
Seven new frog species were discovered in all.... READ ON
Bees Can Teach Each Other to Play Ball
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How To See Colors That Don’t Exist
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McDonald's Unveils Excavated Roman Road Beneath Italian Location
They're billing the site as their "first museum-restaurant."... READ ON
Scientists Discover "Giant Dwarf" Bushbaby
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New Study Finds No Link Between Childhood Cat Ownership and Psychosis
Contrary to prior reports, the new study found that living with a cat before birth or in childhood did not increase adolescents’ risk of experiencing psychotic episodes.... READ ON
Astronomers Find Seven "Earth-Like" Planets Orbiting a Cool Star
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11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
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Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression
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Scientists Find Genetic Evidence of Matrilineal Dynasty at Chaco Canyon 
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Jaywalking Behavior Varies by Culture, Study Confirms
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An Epilepsy Drug May Have Treatment Potential for Migraines
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Why Lady Mantises Eat Their Mates
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Scientists Use Facial Recognition Software to Identify Wild Lemurs
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