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News.com.au
Aussie megafauna hunted to extinction Giant kangaroos, two-metre tall wombats and large flightless birds that once
Aussie megafauna hunted to extinction
News.com.au / Posted 3 hours ago
Giant kangaroos, two-metre tall wombats and large flightless birds that once roamed prehistoric Australia may have been hunted into extinction, according to the latest scientific research. It was widely thought... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Find out how much Liverpool's top academics earnThe huge pay packages received by university bosses in Liverpool are today reve
Find out how much Liverpool's top academics earn
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 hours ago
The huge pay packages received by university bosses in Liverpool are today revealed. Spoiler alert... it’s probably more than you (a lot more). Prof Janet Hemingway, director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, was the top earning... Read more
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Science Daily
Fish fins can sense touch: New study finds pectoral fins feel touch through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammalsIn a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Feb. 10, 2016
Fish fins can sense touch: New study finds pectoral fins feel touch through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammals
Science Daily / Posted 6 hours ago
In a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Feb. 10, 2016 University of Chicago scientists have shown for the first time that pectoral fins in at least one species of fish possess neurons and cells that are exquisitely sensitive... Read more
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Western Advocate
Thursday, February 11, 2016Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. BATHURS
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Western Advocate / Posted 11 hours ago
Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. BATHURSTAM: Vanessa McNamara has showcased the beauty of Duramana at sunset in this shot. If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to... Read more
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Western Advocate
Thursday, February 11, 2016Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. BATHURS
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Western Advocate / Posted 11 hours ago
Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. BATHURSTAM: Vanessa McNamara has showcased the beauty of Duramana at sunset in this shot. If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fish fins can sense touchThe pictus catfish can feel with its fins. Credit: Adam Hardy, University of Ch
Fish fins can sense touch
PhysOrg / Posted 11 hours ago
The pictus catfish can feel with its fins. Credit: Adam Hardy, University of Chicago The human fingertip is a finely tuned sensory machine, and even slight touches convey a great deal of information about our physical environment. It turns out, some... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Tourism Boom in DubboAll your local, regional and national news from today, Thursday, February 11.
Tourism Boom in Dubbo
Daily Liberal / Posted 11 hours ago
All your local, regional and national news from today, Thursday, February 11. Good Morning and welcome to your Morning Grill, you're here with Grace from Nyngan. Email me grace.ryan@fairfaxmedia.com.au Today's weather DUBBO / TRANGIE / NYNGAN:... Read more
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The Border Mail
Thursday, February 11, 2016Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. Our pho
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Border Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. Our photo of the day comes from @howie_83 "A sneak-peek at the Marilyn Monroe Exhibition @mamalbury! Opens this Friday - an awesome retrospective look at her life through... Read more
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The Young Witness
Thursday, February 11, 2016Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. Good mo
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Young Witness / Posted 11 hours ago
Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. Good morning, and welcome to the Southern Inlands Brekky Blog. Each morning we'll keep you up to date with what's happening around the region, including the latest local news as... Read more
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Western Advocate
Thursday, February 11, 2016Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. BATHURS
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Western Advocate / Posted 12 hours ago
Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. BATHURSTAM: Vanessa McNamara has showcased the beauty of Duramana at sunset in this shot. If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to... Read more
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Manning River Times
Thursday, February 11, 2016Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. Photo B
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Manning River Times / Posted 12 hours ago
Your morning news headlines from across regional Australia and beyond. Photo BRETT DOLSEN. Middle Rock sunrise today. A lone figure emerges after walking the dog. State of the nation PORT MACQUARIE: A REGIONAL politician and medical doctor has... Read more
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The Courier
Thursday, February 11, 2016Your morning news headlines from across Ballarat, regional Australia and beyond
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Courier / Posted 12 hours ago
Your morning news headlines from across Ballarat, regional Australia and beyond. Good morning Ballarat and happy Thursday. We've got all the news headlines you need right here in one place. Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne takes home... Read more
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International Business Times
Humans wiped out megafauna on ancient land Sahul within just a few thousand years of arrival Humans were the cause of huge extinction events in the Sahul, which took place
Humans wiped out megafauna on ancient land Sahul within just a few thousand years of arrival
International Business Times / Posted 14 hours ago
Humans were the cause of huge extinction events in the Sahul, which took place in the Pleistocene era – 2.6 million years ago to 12,000 years ago. Sahul – the interconnected mainlands of Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania – experienced multiple... Read more
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Farming Life
RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roadsA website aimed at helping older people adapt to changes in their driving to st
RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads
Farming Life / Posted 16 hours ago
A website aimed at helping older people adapt to changes in their driving to stay safe on the road, has been launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The website www.olderdrivers.org.uk has been set up by the safety... Read more
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Brisbane Times
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research finds
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 hours ago
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found. In a new research paper, published on Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists from CSIRO and University of... Read more
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WA Today
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research finds
WA Today / Posted 17 hours ago
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found. In a new research paper, published on Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists from CSIRO and University of... Read more
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This is West Country
Talented Wellington School pupils take part in British Biology OlympiadThe sixth formers took part in the competition, which is run by the Royal Socie
Talented Wellington School pupils take part in British Biology Olympiad
This is West Country / Posted 19 hours ago
The sixth formers took part in the competition, which is run by the Royal Society for biology. Will Langdon achieved a gold medal – one of only 6.6% of students in the UK to do so, George Ruell achieved a silver medal and Alex Piper was awarded... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fires are increasing in warming world, but a new model could help us predict themFires are increasing: time to prepare. Credit: www.shutterstock.com Over the pa
Fires are increasing in warming world, but a new model could help us predict them
PhysOrg / Posted 21 hours ago
Fires are increasing: time to prepare. Credit: www.shutterstock.com Over the past decade, the frequency of bushfires in Australia has increased. The Forest Fire Danger Index - which measures the frequency and severity of the weather most conducive to... Read more
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PhysOrg
Hide-and-seek: In some landscapes an effective strategy against predatory bacteriaCredit: Delft University of Technology Predators and prey can be found across t
Hide-and-seek: In some landscapes an effective strategy against predatory bacteria
PhysOrg / Posted 21 hours ago
Credit: Delft University of Technology Predators and prey can be found across the tree of life, even among bacteria. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is one such bacterial predator, and an efficient killer of the prevalent E. coli bacterium. This bacterial... Read more
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International Business Times
Are male and female brains really different? Along with just about every other aspect of real or imagined differences betwee
Are male and female brains really different?
International Business Times / Posted 21 hours ago
Along with just about every other aspect of real or imagined differences between the sexes, the idea that your biological sex will determine the sex of your brain – and so your behaviour, aptitudes and personality – has a long and controversial... Read more
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Perth Now
How about a free $800 monthly?How do you feel about a guaranteed, unconditional monthly wage? TAX reform has
How about a free $800 monthly?
Perth Now / Posted 22 hours ago
How do you feel about a guaranteed, unconditional monthly wage? TAX reform has taken centre stage in Australian politics at the moment, and in the background a radical idea is quietly gaining momentum. The notion of a universal basic income (UBI)... Read more
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New Kerala
Men and women may be wired to behave differentlyNew York, Feb 10 : Male and female behavioural differences correlate with their
Men and women may be wired to behave differently
New Kerala / Posted 23 hours ago
New York, Feb 10 : Male and female behavioural differences correlate with their different brain networks, say researchers, including one of Indian origin. Structural differences in the brain may relate to male and female behaviour differences such... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Bushfire prediction model developed Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by develop
Bushfire prediction model developed
Adelaide Now / Posted 23 hours ago
Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by developing a computer model that could help predict when and where a fire will occur. CSIRO computational informatics expert Dr Ritaban Dutta... Read more
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Adelaide Now
How about a free $800 monthly?How do you feel about a guaranteed, unconditional monthly wage? TAX reform has
How about a free $800 monthly?
Adelaide Now / Posted 23 hours ago
How do you feel about a guaranteed, unconditional monthly wage? TAX reform has taken centre stage in Australian politics at the moment, and in the background a radical idea is quietly gaining momentum. The notion of a universal basic income (UBI)... Read more
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Weekly Times
Bushfire prediction model developed Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by develop
Bushfire prediction model developed
Weekly Times / Posted 23 hours ago
Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by developing a computer model that could help predict when and where a fire will occur. CSIRO computational informatics expert Dr Ritaban Dutta... Read more
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Herald Sun
Bushfire prediction model developed Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by develop
Bushfire prediction model developed
Herald Sun / Posted 23 hours ago
Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by developing a computer model that could help predict when and where a fire will occur. CSIRO computational informatics expert Dr Ritaban Dutta... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Bushfire prediction model developed Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by develop
Bushfire prediction model developed
The Courier Mail / Posted 23 hours ago
Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by developing a computer model that could help predict when and where a fire will occur. CSIRO computational informatics expert Dr Ritaban Dutta... Read more
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News.com.au
Bushfire prediction model developed Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by develop
Bushfire prediction model developed
News.com.au / Posted 23 hours ago
Scientists have taken a big step forward in planning for bushfires by developing a computer model that could help predict when and where a fire will occur. CSIRO computational informatics expert Dr Ritaban Dutta... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How about a free $800 monthly? | Daily Telegraph Should Australia seriously consider a universal basic incom
How about a free $800 monthly?
Daily Telegraph / Posted 23 hours ago
| Daily Telegraph Should Australia seriously consider a universal basic income? Switzerland: Basic Income 'Robot' causes a commotion in Davos00:55:40 A stunt by campaign group ?Robots for Basic Income? caused a stir... Read more
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The Courier Mail
How about a free $800 monthly?How do you feel about a guaranteed, unconditional monthly wage? TAX reform has
How about a free $800 monthly?
The Courier Mail / Posted 23 hours ago
How do you feel about a guaranteed, unconditional monthly wage? TAX reform has taken centre stage in Australian politics at the moment, and in the background a radical idea is quietly gaining momentum. The notion of a universal basic income (UBI)... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study shows how structural differences in the brain may relate to behavior differences in males and femalesDifferences in the neural wiring across development of men and women across age
Study shows how structural differences in the brain may relate to behavior differences in males and females
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
Differences in the neural wiring across development of men and women across ages, matched behavioral differences commonly associated with each of the sexes, according to an imaging-based study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fossil record disappears at different rates, study findsRemains of a mammoth that was killed by humans near LaPrele Creek in Converse C
Fossil record disappears at different rates, study finds
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Remains of a mammoth that was killed by humans near LaPrele Creek in Converse County, Wyo., about 13,000 years ago. New University of Wyoming research shows wide variation in the rates at which the bones of ancient animals in the Americas have been... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
Northern Daily Leader / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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The Young Witness
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
The Young Witness / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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Western Advocate
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
Western Advocate / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
Kiama Independent / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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Manning River Times
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
Manning River Times / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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The North West Star
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
The North West Star / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
Daily Liberal / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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The Border Mail
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
The Border Mail / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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The Courier
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
Australian bushfires on the rise, new research finds
The Courier / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found as part of research to try develop a system for firefighters to help them forecast where they might breakout. The number of bushfires in... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research finds
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found. In a new research paper, published on Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists from CSIRO and University of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger moleculesMagnificent star, a member of Paxillosida. Credit: Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMF
Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Magnificent star, a member of Paxillosida. Credit: Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the genes in starfish that encode neuropeptides - a common type of chemical found in human... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Number of bushfires in Australia increased by 40pc over five yearsNumber of bushfires per week in Australia increased by 40 per cent between 2008
Number of bushfires in Australia increased by 40pc over five years
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Number of bushfires per week in Australia increased by 40 per cent between 2008 and 2013 Photo: NASA satellite data showed that in 2013 there were 4,595 bushfires per week across Australia. (Getty Images, file photo) The number of bushfires per... Read more
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The Age
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research findsThe number of bushfires are on the rise in Australia according to new research.
The number of bushfires across Australia on the rise, new research finds
The Age / Posted yesterday
The number of bushfires are on the rise in Australia according to new research. Photo: Wolter Peeters The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise - up 40 per cent since 2007 - local scientists have found. In a new research paper, published... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Safety alert as shock figures reveal a tumble dryer catches fire almost dailyFreedom of Information responses from fire brigades across the UK have revealed
Safety alert as shock figures reveal a tumble dryer catches fire almost daily
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Freedom of Information responses from fire brigades across the UK have revealed 926 fires caused by dryers were reported to emergency services between 2011 and 2013 – equal to 309 a year. Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryer models sold between 2004... Read more
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University of Pennsylvania Health System
Penn Medicine "Brain Road Maps" Reflect Behavior Differences Between Males and FemalesPHILADELPHIA — Differences in the neural wiring across development of men and w
Penn Medicine "Brain Road Maps" Reflect Behavior Differences Between Males and Females
University of Pennsylvania Health System / Posted yesterday
PHILADELPHIA — Differences in the neural wiring across development of men and women across ages, matched behavioral differences commonly associated with each of the sexes, according to an imaging-based study from researchers at the Perelman School of... Read more
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FOX News
The best length for eyelashes, according to scienceCosmeticians probably won't agree, but scientists say eyelashes have an optimal
The best length for eyelashes, according to science
FOX News / Posted yesterday
Cosmeticians probably won't agree, but scientists say eyelashes have an optimal length: a third of the width of the eye. This ratio helps keep the eyes wet, according to a new study that attempts to answer the question: What are eyelashes for... Read more
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