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Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Josephine Smit May 9, 2012 2

Why a sudden reversal of your compass to point South is part of a natural phenomenon

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How Does Sunscreen Protect You?

How Does Sunscreen Protect You?

Selin Isguven May 9, 2012 0

Sunscreen is a ubiquitous part of our culture, but how does it actually work

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How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

How Soon Will We Have Hovercrafts?

Jessica Schmerler March 14, 2012 0

Currently, technologies that can technically be classified as “flying cars” exit, but they face major regulatory and economic challenges before they reach the mainstream consumer

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Do Animals Exhibit Homosexuality?

Do Animals Exhibit Homosexuality?

Arash Fereydooni March 14, 2012 29

Recent research has found that homosexual behavior in animals may be much more common than previously thought, having been documented in over 450 animal species worldwide

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Does Greasy Food Cause Acne?

Does Greasy Food Cause Acne?

Jessica Hahne November 16, 2011 0

Does the old saying “you are what you eat” prove true for greasy foods and acne

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Can Laughter be Therapeutic?

Can Laughter be Therapeutic?

Kaitlin McLean May 12, 2011 1

Neuroscientific research is revealing the ways in which laughter may really be an effective medicine

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What Causes the Red Eye Effect?

What Causes the Red Eye Effect?

Bryan Yang May 12, 2011 3

An explanation of the pesky red-eye effect in photography and tips to avoid it

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What Causes “Asian Glow?”

What Causes “Asian Glow?”

Colin Lu April 3, 2011 7

The Alcohol Flush Reaction, commonly known as Asian Glow, is identified by flushing of the face after consuming alcohol and is caused by a deficient enzyme in the liver.

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Is MSG Bad for You?

Is MSG Bad for You?

Renee Wu April 3, 2011 80

MSG: Is it an appetizing additive or delectable danger?

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What is the world’s smallest mammal?

What is the world’s smallest mammal?

William Zhang February 14, 2011 1

With mammals as large as the Blue whale and the African elephant, it may be hard to imagine that the world’s smallest mammal is only about the size of your fingernail

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