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Popular Science Australia
What Modern Humans Can Learn From The Neanderthals' ExtinctionBy 40,000 years ago, humans had spread in waves across most of the world, from
What Modern Humans Can Learn From The Neanderthals' Extinction
Popular Science Australia / Posted 14 hours ago
By 40,000 years ago, humans had spread in waves across most of the world, from Africa to Europe, Asia, and even Australia. But these humans were not all perfectly alike. When some groups of H. sapiens poured out of Africa, they walked north, then... Read more
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The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Humans contain fewer bacterial cells than expectedConsuming sugar can worsen the impact of the mouth’s microbiome. The expressio
Humans contain fewer bacterial cells than expected
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter / Posted 17 hours ago
Consuming sugar can worsen the impact of the mouth’s microbiome. The expression “we are not alone” is truly an understatement when considering the number of microbes that live in and on the human body. For the last several decades, researchers and... Read more
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Newswise
Uwm Physicists Responsible for Important Calculations Used to Detect Gravitational Waves Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Alan Wiseman has been a me
Uwm Physicists Responsible for Important Calculations Used to Detect Gravitational Waves
Newswise / Posted 20 hours ago
Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Alan Wiseman has been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 1999 and served as software... Read more
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MedCity News
Lantern finds clinical validation partner in UPMC for cognitive therapy toolLantern has completed a $17 million Series A led by University of Pittsburgh Me
Lantern finds clinical validation partner in UPMC for cognitive therapy tool
MedCity News / Posted yesterday
Lantern has completed a $17 million Series A led by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The funding will be used to apply the company’s cognitive behavior therapy solution to alleviate anxiety and depression to clinical validation. In addition... Read more
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Rappler
#USvote: Takeaways from New HampshireWASHINGTON DC, USA – In July, Hillary Clinton offered up some prophetic words.
#USvote: Takeaways from New Hampshire
Rappler / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON DC, USA – In July, Hillary Clinton offered up some prophetic words. "I always thought this would be a competitive race," she told CNN. How right she was. Her rival Bernie Sanders ran away with the Democratic presidential primary in New... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Video Chat Your Way Into College: How Tech Is Changing The Admissions ProcessPhoto by LA Johnson NPR Before he arrived in Omaha as a doctoral student in co
Video Chat Your Way Into College: How Tech Is Changing The Admissions Process
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
Photo by LA Johnson NPR Before he arrived in Omaha as a doctoral student in computer science, Jason Jie Xiong says, "I didn't even know there was a state called Nebraska." Jie Xiong, 29, who hails from a small city outside Shanghai, had landed a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Not all frequent flyer programs are created equal, new study showsFrom checked luggage to a pillow, blanket or simple snacks onboard, travelers h
Not all frequent flyer programs are created equal, new study shows
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
From checked luggage to a pillow, blanket or simple snacks onboard, travelers have become accustomed to an assortment of extra costs when flying. It's difficult for airlines to gain and keep customer loyalty at a time when carriers continue to add... Read more
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The Economic Times
Top takeaways from the New Hampshire primary"I always thought this would be a competitive race," she told CNN. What does i
Top takeaways from the New Hampshire primary
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
"I always thought this would be a competitive race," she told CNN. What does it all mean? Here are the top takeaways from Tuesday's primary in the Granite State, only the second stop on the long road to the White House. The first lesson is not to... Read more
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Medical News Today
Cutting-edge paleontology sparks ancient diet debateAustralopithecus sediba, one of Homo sapiens' distant cousins, is in the spotli
Cutting-edge paleontology sparks ancient diet debate
Medical News Today / Posted 2 days ago
Australopithecus sediba, one of Homo sapiens' distant cousins, is in the spotlight again. New research using state-of-the-art engineering techniques gives new and surprising insights into their diet. The first specimen of A. sediba was reclaimed... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika TickWhen Carolyn Coyne's lab at the University of Pittsburgh recently tried to orde
Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
When Carolyn Coyne's lab at the University of Pittsburgh recently tried to order a sample of Zika virus from a major laboratory supplier, they were told it was out of stock. "They are actually back-ordered until July for the virus," Coyne says. "At... Read more
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Science Daily
Americans recognize 'past presidents' who never were, study findsSure, it's a trick question. But a new study from memory researchers at Washing
Americans recognize 'past presidents' who never were, study finds
Science Daily / Posted 2 days ago
Sure, it's a trick question. But a new study from memory researchers at Washington University in St. Louis confirms that most Americans are confident that Alexander Hamilton was once president of the United States. "Our findings from a recent survey... Read more
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PhysOrg
Americans recognize 'past presidents' who never were, study findsAlexander Hamilton, a founding father whose image now graces the US $10 bill, w
Americans recognize 'past presidents' who never were, study finds
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Alexander Hamilton, a founding father whose image now graces the US $10 bill, was never president of the United States. Credit: Rusty Clark/Flickr/Creative Commons Ask Americans to name the former U.S. president whose face currently graces the U.S.... Read more
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Newswise
Americans Recognize 'Past Presidents' Who Never Were, Study Finds Newswise — Ask Americans to name the former U.S. president whose face current
Americans Recognize 'Past Presidents' Who Never Were, Study Finds
Newswise / Posted 2 days ago
Newswise — Ask Americans to name the former U.S. president whose face currently graces the U.S. $10 dollar bill and most will be quick to answer Alexander Hamilton. Sure, it's a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
How Human Error Turned A Bad Midwest Storm Into A Deadly FloodCriss and his co-author, Dr. Mingming Luo, a researcher at the China University
How Human Error Turned A Bad Midwest Storm Into A Deadly Flood
The Huffington Post / Posted 2 days ago
Criss and his co-author, Dr. Mingming Luo, a researcher at the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China, compared the December flood to a similar El Niño-related flood in the same midwest area in 1982. The researchers discovered that the... Read more
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redOrbit
Early human ancestor couldn't chew like a 'nutcracker', study findsFebruary 8, 2016Early human ancestor couldn’t chew like a ‘nutcracker’, study f
Early human ancestor couldn't chew like a 'nutcracker', study finds
redOrbit / Posted 2 days ago
February 8, 2016Early human ancestor couldn’t chew like a ‘nutcracker’, study finds by Brett Smith Archeologists have said that the early human Australopithecus sediba, discovered in 2008 in South Africa, likely ate a diverse diet of bark, nuts... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Donald Trump's accent, explainedWhere trust in politicians is at a minimum, Donald Trump's New York accent is a
Donald Trump's accent, explained
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Where trust in politicians is at a minimum, Donald Trump's New York accent is associated with competence and directness. Photo / AP There is the timbre of his voice - pitched somewhere between a squawk and a scream. The propulsive cadence of his... Read more
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PhysOrg
Equal inheritance growing less common, study findsAnyone counting on an inheritance should be aware that in recent years, parents
Equal inheritance growing less common, study finds
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Anyone counting on an inheritance should be aware that in recent years, parents have become increasingly likely to divide their estates unequally, suggests a new study co-authored by an economist at Washington University in St. Louis. "In nuclear... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69Harold Ramis not only may be the most successful comedy writer-director that Ch
Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Harold Ramis not only may be the most successful comedy writer-director that Chicago has produced, but some wouldn't even confine that statement to Chicago. “Harold was clearly the most successful comedy writer-director of all time,” said Tim... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
No word from chancellor on AD choiceURBANA — Mum's still the official word on the athletic director search at the U
No word from chancellor on AD choice
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
URBANA — Mum's still the official word on the athletic director search at the University of Illinois, though interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson says an announcement "should be coming soon." Speaking after Monday's campus senate meeting, Wilson... Read more
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New Kerala
Dietary changes may have shaped human evolutionNew York, Feb 9 : A possible early human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, did
Dietary changes may have shaped human evolution
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
New York, Feb 9 : A possible early human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, didn't have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods, suggesting that dietary changes were shaping the evolutionary paths of early... Read more
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The Buffalo News
George and Darl Melrose, ‘inseparable’ Tonawanda coupleNov. 8, 1925 – Jan. 27, 2016 Jan. 14, 1929 – Jan. 29, 2016 They met on a blind
George and Darl Melrose, ‘inseparable’ Tonawanda couple
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
Nov. 8, 1925 – Jan. 27, 2016 Jan. 14, 1929 – Jan. 29, 2016 They met on a blind date in 1948. A friend of George B. Melrose had been going out with a young woman, and he thought the two of them would make a good couple. So he introduced George to... Read more
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redOrbit
New high-res images of Pluto reveal mysterious, floating hills of water iceFebruary 5, 2016 by Brett Smith According to new data from the New Horizons m
New high-res images of Pluto reveal mysterious, floating hills of water ice
redOrbit / Posted 3 days ago
February 5, 2016 by Brett Smith According to new data from the New Horizons mission, nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto have more to them than meets the eye; some areas to are... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Fact Checking The Eighth GOP DebateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact Checking The Eighth GOP Debate
The Huffington Post / Posted 3 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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Science Daily
Early human ancestor didn't have the jaws of a nutcracker: Biting too hard would have dislocated jaw of Australopithecus sedibaBut new research by an international team of researchers now shows that Austral
Early human ancestor didn't have the jaws of a nutcracker: Biting too hard would have dislocated jaw of Australopithecus sediba
Science Daily / Posted 4 days ago
But new research by an international team of researchers now shows that Australopithecus sediba didn't have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods. "Most australopiths had amazing adaptations in their jaws,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Early humans had weak 'glass jaws' that meant they couldn't eat nutsEarly humans had 'glass jaws' that could have cracked from biting nuts: Fossils
Early humans had weak 'glass jaws' that meant they couldn't eat nuts
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Early humans had 'glass jaws' that could have cracked from biting nuts: Fossils dispute claims a 2 million-year-old species ate hard seeds and tree bark Experts tested a computer model of a skull from Australopithecus sediba It was based on a... Read more
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iol.co.za
Tests show pre-humans had it toughWas there a famine 2 million years ago in the Cradle of Humankind? A drought?
Tests show pre-humans had it tough
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
Was there a famine 2 million years ago in the Cradle of Humankind? A drought? Nobody will ever really know, but a new study of the jaw of Australopithecus sediba has suggested to evolutionary scientists that times were tough before the two... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Our early ancestors' lack of bite limited them to a soft-food dietNew research has shown that sediba was unable to eat hard foods‚ like nuts and
Our early ancestors' lack of bite limited them to a soft-food diet
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
New research has shown that sediba was unable to eat hard foods‚ like nuts and bark‚ as was originally suggested in a paper published in 2012. A team of international scientists now believe that sediba didn't have the jaw or tooth structure to... Read more
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PhysOrg
Early human ancestor didn't have the jaws of a nutcracker, study findsThe fossilized skull of Australopithecus sediba specimen MH1 and a finite eleme
Early human ancestor didn't have the jaws of a nutcracker, study finds
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
The fossilized skull of Australopithecus sediba specimen MH1 and a finite element model of its cranium depicting strains experienced during a simulated bite on its premolars. "Warm" colors indicate regions of high strain, "cool" colors indicate... Read more
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Newswise
Early Human Ancestor Didn’t Have the Jaws of a Nutcracker, Study Finds Biting too hard would have dislocated jaw of Australopithecus sediba Availabl
Early Human Ancestor Didn’t Have the Jaws of a Nutcracker, Study Finds
Newswise / Posted 4 days ago
Biting too hard would have dislocated jaw of Australopithecus sediba Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsNature Communications; NSF BCS 0725219, 0725183, 0725147,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
I'm an atheist. So why can't I shake God?I spoke in tongues when I was a kid. I went to church twice a week with my mom,
I'm an atheist. So why can't I shake God?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
I spoke in tongues when I was a kid. I went to church twice a week with my mom, stepdad and five siblings. I prayed before every meal, every night before bed and at various times throughout the day. I believed in the Bible, and I feared hell. Until... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Keeping it real: Fact-checking the Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Keeping it real: Fact-checking the Republican debate
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 4 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
Detroit Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Fact Checking The Eight GOP DebateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact Checking The Eight GOP Debate
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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First Coast News
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
First Coast News / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
KTVB Boise / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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USA Today
Fact check: The eighth Republican debateDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential ca
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate
USA Today / Posted 5 days ago
Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. • Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Superbowl: the biggest advertising show on earthAdvertising and televised sport have been synonymous for decades in the US. The
Superbowl: the biggest advertising show on earth
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Advertising and televised sport have been synonymous for decades in the US. The beauty of gridiron and baseball is that the games have frequent interruptions, making it easy to squeeze in a commercial or two before the action resumes. However, the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity, scientist saysIntersection of Interstate 44 and Route 141 in St. Louis County, Mo., on Dec. 3
Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity, scientist says
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
Intersection of Interstate 44 and Route 141 in St. Louis County, Mo., on Dec. 30, 2015. Water levels more than 4 feet higher than previous record floods closed a 20-mile stretch of the highway. Credit: Copyright Sid Hastings. At the end of December... Read more
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Science Daily
Record Missouri flooding was humanmade calamity, scientist says: Extreme flooding on Meramec, Mississippi rivers in late December cannot be blamed solely on 3-day rainThe rain blanketed the Meramec Basin, an area of 4,000 square miles drained by
Record Missouri flooding was humanmade calamity, scientist says: Extreme flooding on Meramec, Mississippi rivers in late December cannot be blamed solely on 3-day rain
Science Daily / Posted 6 days ago
The rain blanketed the Meramec Basin, an area of 4,000 square miles drained by the Meramec River, which enters the Mississippi River south of St. Louis. The Meramec's response was dramatic. Gauging stations recorded a pulse of water that grew as it... Read more
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Daily Mail
Could antacids stop cancer in its tracks?Could antacids halt cancer in its tracks? Nanoparticles 'stop tumors spreading
Could antacids stop cancer in its tracks?
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Could antacids halt cancer in its tracks? Nanoparticles 'stop tumors spreading by changing their pH from acidic to alkaline' Main ingredient of antacids - calcium carbonate - could stop tumor spread Nanoparticles of calcium carbonate alter the pH... Read more
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Daily Mail
Pluto's ‘floating hills’ could be made of water iceWhat are the strange ‘floating hills’ on Pluto? New image reveals mysterious 'e
Pluto's ‘floating hills’ could be made of water ice
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
What are the strange ‘floating hills’ on Pluto? New image reveals mysterious 'extraterrestrial icebergs' several miles wide The floating hills are found in the vast ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum within Pluto’s ‘heart' They are likely... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
GW should require a personal finance classThe looming thought of entering the real world post-graduation is generally sho
GW should require a personal finance class
The GW Hatchet / Posted 8 days ago
The looming thought of entering the real world post-graduation is generally shoved to the back of our minds until the last possible moment. The minute we graduate, managing personal finances, paying off student debt and making smart investments... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
South Siders Looking to Find Their Footing at Warhawk InviteSportsAfter collecting 11 first-place finishes at the Illinois Wesleyan Tringul
South Siders Looking to Find Their Footing at Warhawk Invite
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 8 days ago
SportsAfter collecting 11 first-place finishes at the Illinois Wesleyan Tringular, the Chicago men's and women's track and field team will compete in the UW–Whitewater Warhawk Invite this... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Observer-area college signeesThe list will be updated throughout the day A.L. Brown: Sandon McCoy (football
Observer-area college signees
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 8 days ago
The list will be updated throughout the day A.L. Brown: Sandon McCoy (football, Gardner-Webb); Juan Morgan (football, Charleston WV); Dantrell Barkley (football, Independence CC) Ardrey Kell: Bryce Magliney (Football, James Madison University);... Read more
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Science Daily
Location may be key to effectively controlling painBlocking pain receptors in the nucleus of spinal nerve cells could more effecti
Location may be key to effectively controlling pain
Science Daily / Posted 8 days ago
Blocking pain receptors in the nucleus of spinal nerve cells could more effectively control pain than interfering with the same type of receptors located on cell surfaces. The scientists also found that when spinal nerve cells encounter a painful... Read more
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